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During pregnancy, offering HIV testing at home doubles the proportion of male partners who test

A programme of home visits, partner education and HIV testing for couples in Kenya was able to double the proportion of men who tested during their partner’s

24 February 2016
Roger Pebody
Why are HIV rates so high among straight black men?

A new study published in the journal Health Psychology set out to discover why there’s an over-representation of straight black males contracting HIV and how to better promote safe sex—and debunk the misconception that straight black men with HIV may secretly be gay.

14 April 2015
Heterosexuals at High Risk for HIV Don't Test Enough

Heterosexuals engage in sex that puts them at risk for HIV, but do not get tested at high enough rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its most recent National HIV Behavior Surveillance System (NHBS) report about high-risk heterosexuals, which focuses on data collected from individuals in a series of major metropolitan areas.

23 December 2014
In heterosexuals, transmitted HIV strains often resemble original infecting virus

A new study has found that even though HIV diversifies widely within infected individuals over time, the virus strains that ultimately are passed on through heterosexual transmission often resemble the strain of virus that originally infected the transmitting partner. Learning the characteristics of these preferentially transmitted HIV strains may help advance HIV prevention efforts, particularly with regard to an HIV vaccine, according to the scientists who conducted the study.

25 September 2012
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV prevention pill for heterosexuals at risk too

U.S. health officials said Thursday that doctors should consider giving an AIDS prevention pill to women and heterosexual men who are at high risk for getting the virus. The government previously advised doctors to give the once-a-day pill Truvada to high-risk gay and bisexual men only. However, more than a quarter of new HIV cases each year are heterosexuals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "That's not a portion of the epidemic we want to ignore," said Dr. Dawn Smith, the CDC physician who was lead author of the new guidance.

10 August 2012
Associated Press
Male partner involvement improves HIV testing during pregnancy

Studies presented at the Nineteenth International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington DC called attention to the benefits of increasing male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)

02 August 2012
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Getting Heterosexual Black Men Involved in HIV Prevention

In order to fully address this epidemic head on, we have to include heterosexual African-American men. But how do we go about doing this given the stigma and homophobia in the black community? What work is being done now that is making an impact among this demographic? And where are the heterosexual men living with HIV who will speak out?

24 April 2012
The Body
Harlem HIV Prevention Agency Targets Straight Black Men

An HIV/AIDS prevention agency in Harlem has launched a new campaign concentrating on a demographic that is not normally targeted: black heterosexual men.

27 October 2011
News One
Male partner involvement in PMTCT reduces HIV transmission risk

Male partner involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services reduced the risks of vertical transmission and infant mortality by more than 40% compared to no involvement

16 December 2010
Carole Leach-Lemens
Study examines risk of heterosexual HIV transmission in China

A new study examines the burden of HIV and sexually transmitted disease among male clients of the commercial sex industry in China's Sichuan province. Since 2007, heterosexual transmission has replaced injecting drug use as the primary transmission mode of all HIV infections in China.

08 November 2010
Science Daily

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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