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HIV Treatment Access Is a Human Right, Top Officials Say as Conference Opens Img

HIV Treatment Access Is a Human Right, Top Officials Say as Conference Opens

Speaking on the opening evening of IAS 2015, Julio Montaner, M.D., and Michel Sidibe made passionate calls for universal access to HIV treatment and the rapid global expansion of the use of HIV treatment as a prevention method.

Condom Distribution as a Structural Level Intervention Img

Condom Distribution as a Structural Level Intervention

Fast FactsCondom Distribution Programs (CDPs) have been proven to increase condom use, prevent HIV/STDs, and save money.CDPs change the environment so that there is increased availability, accessibility, and acceptability of condom use.CDC requires s...

CROI 2015: The Future of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention (Video) Img

CROI 2015: The Future of Antiretroviral Treatment for Prevention (Video)

Two exciting new developments in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are a long-acting injectable form of tenofovir, as well as an insertable vaginal ring containing dapivirine.

Implementation of Oral PrEP and Problems With Tenofovir Gel: Additional Studies From CROI 2015 Img

Implementation of Oral PrEP and Problems With Tenofovir Gel: Additional Studies From CROI 2015

Although the headline PrEP news at CROI 2015 went to the PROUD and IPERGAY studies, important additional PrEP trials covered implementation and alternative dosing with oral PrEP and disappointing news that tenofovir gel was not effective in African w...

HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community: A Blog Entry by Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D. Img

HIV Conspiracy Theories and the Black Community: A Blog Entry by Kimberly A. Parker, Ph.D.

A new study finds that the distrust brought about by HIV-related rumors and conspiracy theories could be addressed by strengthening relationships between African Americans and health professionals. Dr. Kimberly Parker adds that it's important to ackn...

Vaginal HIV Prevention Gel Fails in Major Study Img

Vaginal HIV Prevention Gel Fails in Major Study

Disappointing new study results have dealt a serious blow to hopes for a tenofovir-containing vaginal gel to help women protect themselves from HIV infection. Poor adherence appeared to be the primary reason for the gel's failure.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Img

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On February 7 we observe the 15th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). On this day we are reminded that despite progress in the fight against HIV, it continues to be a significant public health burden among black/African American co...

What's Next for HIV Prevention for Women: VOICE-ing the Need for FACTS Img

What's Next for HIV Prevention for Women: VOICE-ing the Need for FACTS

AVAC writes about the final VOICE study results, "findings that add urgency, and perhaps optimism, to the women's HIV prevention field as it counts the days until the late-February release of data from the FACTS 001 trial of the 1% tenofovir microbic...

CDC Analysis Puts Numbers on Condom Effectiveness for Gay Men Img

CDC Analysis Puts Numbers on Condom Effectiveness for Gay Men

Consistent condom use during anal sex prevented 70% of HIV infections among men who have sex with men, the study found -- but only 16% reported "always" using them, and "sometimes" appeared as effective at HIV prevention as "never."

Real-World Antiretroviral Therapy as Prevention: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014 Img

Real-World Antiretroviral Therapy as Prevention: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

In a well-designed and rigorously executed clinical trial, people living with HIV who started antiretroviral therapy had a significantly lower risk of transmitting the virus to their partners compared to those assigned to wait to start HIV treatment....