Category Archives: injection drug use

  1. Researchers at CROI 2012 Share First Trial Results on Injectable HIV Drug Used as Prevention

    via, by Gus Cairns The first trial in humans of an injectable, once-a-month formulation of an HIV drug has found that drug levels were maintained at a level that should in theory be high enough to protect recipients against infection, and that the drug has so far produced very few side effects. The research was presented Read More >>

    clinical trials, CROI, HIV, injection drug use, Microbicide Trials Network, MTN, research
  2. Age as a Risk “Marker” for MSM

    via JAIDS, by Potterat, John J BA; Brewer, Devon D PhD Hurt and colleagues observed that primary HIV infection (PHI) in men who have sex with men (MSM) was associated with selecting older sex partners. Specifically, MSM with PHI (median age, 24.5 years) tended to choose partners 5 years older (median, 29.8 years) compared with uninfected MSM Read More >>

    Gay, gay men, Infections, injection drug use, MSM, social conditions, United States
  3. IAC 2012: No Progress on Visas for Drug Users or Sex Workers

    Via Housing Works. One year from the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., prospects are looking dim for sex workers and drug users who want to attend. The International AIDS Society has announced that it will release a document in August that details the U.S. visa process for IAC 2012. That document will describe entry restrictions for Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAC, injection drug use, sex work, USA, Washington D.C.
  4. What’s preventing prevention?

    How national AIDS responses are failing in prevention efforts for key populations – an analysis of available data via International HIV/AIDS Alliance Several decades after the start of the global AIDS pandemic, data confirms that most low- and middle-income countries still do not adequately focus their HIV prevention efforts on the key populations of sex workers, men Read More >>

    HIV/AIDS policy, injection drug use, MSM, prevention, sex work, transgendered
  5. Debate PrEP based on facts

    Via Ebar, by Dr. Robert Grant A robust public debate is under way about the potential use of anti-HIV drugs to prevent HIV infection (also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP). Our study, called iPrEx, provided the first conclusive evidence that the daily use of PrEP with the FDA-approved HIV treatment Truvada can significantly reduce HIV infection Read More >>

    Bisexual, condoms, Gay, HIV/AIDS, Infections, injection drug use, iPrEx, MSM, placebo, PrEP, prevention, STI, Truvada
  6. New Report: World’s Premier AIDS Event Neglects Populations Most at Risk for HIV

     via Global Forum on MSM and HIV Independent assessment indicates severe underrepresentation of gay men, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs at the biennial International AIDS ConferenceA new report indicates that the International AIDS Conference (IAC), a biennial event convened by the International AIDS Society (IAS) that has become the world’s premier gathering for Read More >>

    gay men, Global Forum on MSM and HIV, homophobia, IAC, injection drug use, MSM, sex work, transgendered
  7. Heterosexual anal sex reported by women receiving HIV prevention services in Los Angeles County

    Womens Health Issues. 2010 Nov-Dec;20(6):414-9. Heterosexual anal sex reported by women receiving HIV prevention services in Los Angeles County. Reynolds GL, Fisher DG, Napper LE, Fremming BW, Jansen MA. California State University, Long Beach, Center for Behavioral Research and Services, Long Beach, California 90813, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: This study examined reported heterosexual receptive anal intercourse (HRAI) Read More >>

    anal sex, heterosexuality, injection drug use, Los Angeles, sexual behavior, women, Women's Health
  8. The Impact of HIV and High-risk Behaviours on the Wives of Married Men Who Have Sex with Men and Injection Drug Users

    Via Journal of the International AIDS Society, by Sunil S Solomon1, Shruti H Mehta, Amanda Latimore, Aylur K Srikrishnan and David D Celentano Background HIV/AIDS in India disproportionately affects women, not by their own risks, but by those of their partners, generally their spouses. We address two marginalized populations at elevated risk of acquiring HIV: women who Read More >>

    HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, India, injection drug use, MSM, women
  9. Relationship between heterosexual anal sex, injection drug use and HIV infection among black men and women

    ABSTRACT J M H Risser PhD , P Padgett PhD, M Wolverton MPH and W L Risser MD PhD US blacks carry a disproportionate risk of heterosexually transmitted HIV. This study aimed to evaluate the association between self-reported heterosexual anal intercourse and HIV. Using respondent-driven sampling (RDS), we recruited and interviewed 909 blacks from areas of high Read More >>

    African American, anal sex, heterosexual epidemic, heterosexuality, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, injection drug use, STD