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Very high incidence of new HIV infections in American black MSM; links with young age and unemployment

The largest-ever cohort of black men who have sex with men (MSM) recruited in the United States has found that, among those who were initially HIV negative,

Published
24 July 2012
By
Roger Pebody
Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS

The dual global epidemics of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) exert a destructive and disproportionate impact on women and girls, especially in high HIV prevalence countries in Africa.

Published
17 July 2012
From
Smart Global Health
Aids conference forces Washington's epidemic into global spotlight

It has an HIV infection rate of 3.2%, placing it above Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal, and just behind Nigeria where prevalance is 3.6%. But this is no third-world country – it is the capital city of the richest nation on Earth.

Published
09 July 2012
From
The Guardian
Judy Auerbach: On “Activism”

There will be another group of activists, who often are not thought of in this way, who also will populate AIDS 2012. These are what I call “scientist-activists”.

Published
08 July 2012
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Somatosphere
AIDS In Black America: A Public Health Crisis

Of the more than 1 million people in the U.S. infected with HIV, nearly half are black men, women and children — even though blacks make up about 13 percent of the population. AIDS is the primary killer of African-Americans ages 19 to 44, and the mortality rate is 10 times higher for black Americans than for whites.

Published
06 July 2012
From
NPR
Is somebody taking notice of the links between Gender Based Violence and HIV ?

Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a huge issue for women living with HIV. Internationally the reciprocal links between GBV and HIV have been widely recognised. However in the UK, up to now, they have been widely ignored by researchers, policy makers and service providers.

Published
02 July 2012
From
Speaking Up!
Beyond "Getting Over It": Why Trauma and Gender Violence Matter in HIV/AIDS

Part of breaking the cycle of gender violence, trauma and HIV will need to include demanding, growing and supporting leadership by women at every table where decisions that affect our community are made.

Published
14 June 2012
From
The Body
Financial incentives and motivational interviewing being used to improve adherence in young people

St Mary’s Hospital in London is testing the use of cash incentives, in combination with motivational interviewing, in an effort to improve the adherence of

Published
20 April 2012
By
Roger Pebody
How is HIV prevention policy made in Tanzania and why do structural interventions lose out?

Far from being primarily driven by scientific evidence, decisions about spending priorities for HIV prevention programmes emerge from an imperfect, politicised process, Moritz Hunsmann argues in an

Published
28 March 2012
By
Roger Pebody
Upsurge in HIV diagnoses among IDUs in Greece and Romania - are reduced prevention services the cause?

New diagnosis and prevalence of HIV increased sharply among injecting drug users in Greece and Romania in 2011, European investigators report. Several other countries in the

Published
16 January 2012
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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