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Broad PrEP Access in Australia Reduces HIV Infections Even With Reduced Condom Use by People Not on PrEP

A controversial new study is wrongly driving prejudice against PrEP, according to Simon Collins.

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base

Revisiting Memorable Moments From AIDS 2014

Did you miss any of the most noteworthy moments from the largest HIV/AIDS conference of the year? We have them all recapped here for you.

By Mathew Rodriguez

International AIDS Conference Attendees Linger to Seek Asylum

Reports say that several dozen delegates -- mostly from Africa -- are seeking asylum in Melbourne. Decisions could take months.

By David Durán

AIDS 2014: Brent Allan on Australia's HIV Response (Video)

IFARA interviewed Brent Allan, the executive officer of Living Positive Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, about Australia's response to HIV and the need to inform communities about scientific advances in HIV in a way that laypersons can understand....

By Barbara Jungwirth

Fiji: SPC Secures Life-Saving Drugs for HIV-Positive People

The Public Health Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in partnership with the Pacific Islands HIV and STI Response Fund, has negotiated access to antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for Pacific Islanders beginning July 2013.The Respon...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Australia: HIV Test Wins Award

A CD4 test developed by researchers at Melbourne's Burnet Institute has received an international award for innovation. The test, to be manufactured by Omega Diagnostics Group, uses a blood drop from a finger-prick to track the damage caused by HIV; ...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Age at First Anal Sex and HIV/STI Vulnerability Among Gay Men in Australia

The authors introduced their report by stating that gay men continue to experience "a disproportionate burden of HIV." The researchers set out to determine whether there is a link between age at first anal intercourse (AFAI) and gay men's vulnerabili...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Blood Donation Wait May Be Cut for Gay Men in Australia

A proposed one-year study would assess whether gay men who are sexually abstinent for six months could safely donate blood in Australia. The trial, recommended by independent experts for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in a recently released r...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

The Burden of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Impairment in Australia and Its Estimates for the Future

"The growing number of older individuals with HIV in Australia implies that the prevalence of dementia and additional HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders will increase," wrote the authors, who commented on the lack of estimates "of the future bur...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

New Hepatitis C Treatment Available in Australia

The new hepatitis C drug Victrelis (boceprevir) recently won approval by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration. Scientists report the protease inhibitor is effective against hepatitis C genotype 1.

"In the last 10 years, there has been little...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network