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Rare HIV, Group N, Reported Outside Cameroon

A man in France who recently travelled to Togo has been diagnosed with a rare type of HIV-infection - Group N. This is the first time this type of HIV-infection has been detected outside Cameroon. The infection is considerably more similar to the virus type discovered in chimpanzees than to other human type viruses.

Published
25 November 2011
From
Medical News Today
Contraceptive injections and HIV transmission risk - what happens now?

With new data suggesting that injectable contraceptives may double the risk both of acquiring and passing on HIV, how will this affect women’s contraceptive choices?

Published
26 October 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Rethinking contraception and infection risk

Hormonal birth-control injections may double a woman's risk of contracting HIV and passing it on to her partner, according to a new study. The research could mean changes for high prevalence countries like South Africa that are hoping to lower maternal mortality by preventing unplanned pregnancies.

Published
07 October 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Unprotected sex eight times more common in serious relationships than casual ones, US gay youth study finds

The strongest single predictor of not using condoms in anal sex in a group of young US gay men was that the relationship was regarded as ‘serious’,

Published
26 August 2011
By
Gus Cairns
Scientists Use Live Bacteria to Fight HIV

Scientists have developed a new way to prevent HIV infection by genetically enhancing the ability of naturally occurring vaginal bacteria to block viral transmission.

Published
18 July 2011
From
Press release
Bacterial vaginosis raises women's risk of transmitting HIV

A man who is in a relationship with an HIV-positive woman has a three times higher risk of acquiring HIV if his partner also has bacterial vaginosis,

Published
18 July 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Concurrent partnerships in men do not explain HIV incidence in women: number of partners does

A study of HIV incidence amongst women in part of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, failed to find any evidence that HIV incidence in women was associated with

Published
16 July 2011
By
Gus Cairns
UK: One-in-five don't know HIV is transmitted through unsafe sex

NAT today launches its fourth survey ’HIV: Public Knowledge and Attitudes 2010’. The report reveals a worrying decline in knowledge and understanding of HIV over the past ten years.

Published
18 February 2011
From
NAT
'Sleepy' immune system might fight HIV

A Manitoba AIDS scientist, who has spent 25 years trying to unlock the mystery of HIV-resistant sex workers in Kenya, says a reduced immune system might actually be the best defence against the disease.

Published
16 February 2011
From
CBC News
Using soap in vagina ups HIV infection risk

A new study has suggested that some intravaginal practices used by women, such as washing the vagina with soap, may increase the acquisition of HIV infection and should be avoided

Published
16 February 2011
From
Times of India

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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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