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Rectal secretions from men who have sex with men contain more HIV than blood or semen

Levels of HIV RNA in rectal mucosa secretions from men who have sex with men (MSM) are higher than those in blood and semen, according

Published
16 June 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
French IV drug users who report HAART side-effects have more risky sex

The perception of having adverse side-effects due to one’s HAART regime was the strongest single predictor of unsafe sexual behaviour among a cohort of French

Published
08 June 2004
By
Gus Cairns
Genital shedding of HIV fluctuates with a woman's menstrual cycle

The shedding of HIV in vaginal and cervical secretions fluctuates with a woman’s menstrual cycle, according to a study published in the June 15th edition

Published
07 June 2004
By
Michael Carter
Antibiotic prophylaxis fails to reduce HIV infection in Kenyan sex workers

Monthly prophylactic treatment of female sex workers in Kenya with the antibiotic azithromycin fails to reduce the incidence of HIV-1 infection despite reducing the incidence

Published
03 June 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
Contraceptive choices of HIV-positive women are dependent on the partner’s HIV status

HIV-positive women choose different forms of contraception depending on their partner’s HIV status, according to a French study published in the June 1st edition of

Published
27 May 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
HPV infection more common in HIV-positive women who smoke

HIV-positive women who smoke have a significantly higher prevalence and incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the cervix than HIV-positive non-smoking women, according to

Published
10 May 2004
By
Michael Carter
Pap smears may not accurately detect high-grade pre-cancerous anal lesions

Pap smears may not be an accurate predictor of high grade precancerous anal lesions that can lead to the development of anal cancer, according to

Published
10 May 2004
By
Michael Carter
Most heterosexual African HIV transmission may occur during primary infection

A study of the way that HIV viral load in semen varies during early infection has led researchers to conclude that half or even more

Published
05 May 2004
By
Gus Cairns
Americans change gonorrhoea treatment guidelines for gay men due to Cipro resistance

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro, and other antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone class, should no longer be used in the USA for the treatment of the sexually transmitted infection

Published
04 May 2004
By
Michael Carter
Vitamin A supplementation does not lower shedding of HSV in HIV-positive women

Vitamin A supplementation does not reduce the genital shedding of herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) in HIV-positive women, according to the results of a randomised placebo

Published
22 April 2004
By
Michael Carter

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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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