Category Archives: HIV/AIDS policy

  1. Open Letter from HIV-Positive Prevention Advocates Rejects Misinformation about PrEP

    Close to 100 openly HIV-positive gay and bisexual men from across the United States and around the world have signed a new letter (http://tinyurl.com/pozPrEPletter) calling for an open discussion, “based on facts rather than on fear or misinformation,” of the challenges and opportunities presented by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in gay and bisexual men and Read More >>

    gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, HIV/AIDS. pre-exposure prophylaxis, IRMA, PrEP
  2. The Latest Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Briefing – Antiretrovirals and Prevention

    via the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), by Catherine Tomlinson and Nathan Geffen Exciting new evidence has demonstrated the potential of antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to prevent HIV from being sexually transmitted. This TAC briefing explains the evidence and then discusses policy implications. Our recommendations 1.The WHO must release its guidelines on serodiscordant couples.2.People living with HIV should be Read More >>

    ART, FEM-PrEP, HIV/AIDS policy, HPTN052, Microbicides, PrEP, Treatment Action Campaign, Treatment as Prevention, WHO
  3. Pleasure as “Key Motivator” for Safe or Unsafe Sex

    via The Pleasure Project, by Revati I’ve been at the Asia Pacific AIDS conference for a week and so far, in all the sessions I have attended, only one person has spoken about pleasure and the need to recognise pleasure as a key motivator for safe or unsafe sex and that was a question from the audience. Read More >>

    barebacking, HIV/AIDS policy, pleasure, safer sex, sexual behavior
  4. How Much Would it Cost to End AIDS?

    via Bloomberg, by Simeon Bennet Michel Kazatchkine and Eric Goosby may be able to halt the spread of HIV. They just need the money. The two men control the funds that buy drugs for most of the world’s AIDS patients. Studies in July provided the strongest evidence yet that medicines used since 1994 to treat HIV can Read More >>

    CD4, funding, Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria, government, HIV/AIDS policy, Treatment
  5. San Francisco First U.S. City to Offer PrEP

    via Bay Area Reporter, by Matthew S. Bajko San Francisco is expected to become the first city in the country to offer gay men an anti-HIV pill that has proven successful in stopping transmission of the virus that causes AIDS. Officials with the National Institutes of Health and San Francisco public health officials are close to finalizing Read More >>

    gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP, United States
  6. Treatment and Prevention: Interview w/Uganda’s Dr. Patrick Ndase

    via The Observer, by Shifa Mwesigye Excerpt: “Uganda has participated just like several other African countries; [in research] you must go where infection is happening. The majority of HIV research in the early stages happened in Uganda because Uganda was heavily infested with the virus. As you remember we had prevalence rates of above 20% and then Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, PrEP, research, Uganda, vaccine
  7. When addressing the challenge of changing behavior, it’s “easy to blame the victim”

    via Huffington Post, by Simon McCormack When addressing the challenge of changing behavior, Marjorie Hill says it’s easy to blame the victim. “There’s always a tendency to look at the person and say, ‘why don’t you just stop smoking or eating red meat or start exercising?’” The Gay Men’s Health Crisis CEO and HuffPost blogger says. But Read More >>

    Gay Men's Health Crisis, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, New York
  8. HIV Experts Create the Roadmap for Providing PrEP to Uninfected Individuals to Reduce the Risk of HIV Infection

    Press release via Forum for Collaborative HIV Research To stem the estimated 2.6 million new HIV infections that occur worldwide each year, more than 200 representatives from the scientific and HIV/AIDS communities took an important step in assessing the safety and public health implications of providing antiretroviral drugs to uninfected men and women exposed to HIV through Read More >>

    CDC, FDA, HIV/AIDS policy, new prevention technologies, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  9. My Summer with IRMA

    By Aldona Martinka, IRMA Intern Today is my last day at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, where I had the pleasure of interning this summer. I am one of the last summer interns remaining, and the empty intern “sweatshop” surrounds me. I had the opportunity to work with AFC and IRMA, as well as with Mapping Pathways Read More >>

    advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, internship, Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate, new prevention technologies, prevention
  10. ‘Confront legal and policy barriers to HIV’: Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Dialogue on HIV and the Law

    Via UNAIDS. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the region most heavily affected by HIV, legal, policy and social barriers, including stigma, discrimination, gender inequality and the criminalization of key populations at higher risk of HIV infection, continue to make people vulnerable to HIV and hamper the ability of individuals, communities and states to respond to the epidemic. This was Read More >>

    Africa, criminalization, discrimination, HIV/AIDS policy, homosexuality, MSM, sex work, stigma, sub-saharan Africa, taboo