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Prevention is key to ‘breaking the cycle of HIV transmission’, UN chief tells General Assembly

[From UN News, June 12, 2018] “The world is making good progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Tuesday, citing the need for more accessible HIV testing, treatment and antiretroviral therapy.”But progress is uneven and fragile,” he added. “On all continents, key populations at… Read More »

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Gay men get less HIV but more STIs after starting PrEP, meta-analysis finds

[From aidsmap, June 8, 2018] A meta-analysis of 17 studies of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) has found that, while PrEP protected them from HIV, the proportion diagnosed with gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis increased significantly in the period between starting PrEP and follow-up, with… Read More »

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Experts call on more focus on youth to prevent HIV/AIDS infections in Africa

[From Xinhua News, May 30, 2018] Health Experts on Tuesday said that efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS infections in Africa must focus more on young people because they are at high risk due to peer pressure, drug abuse and alcoholism. They made the call at the 12th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis, and Prevention Research… Read More »

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