prevention

Apr 242013
 
UK - We have the power to halt the spread of HIV within a generation (Will Harris)

Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Will Harris (pictured) from the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) says gay and bisexual men should not wait for a cure when it comes to halting the spread of HIV. Two months ago, they announced “the cure”. At an otherwise ordinary conference in Atlanta, a team of US virologists revealed the extraordinary news [...]

Apr 192013
 
Zambia - Anti-gay obsession is worsening its HIV epidemic (Rod McCullom)

One of Africa’s leading human rights activists was arrested on April 7 after appearing on live television — when police officers reportedly “stormed the station” and “tried to stop the interview,” reports The Guardian and BBC. Paul Kasonkomona’s crime: “Inciting the public to take part in indecent activities.” Kasonkomona called on the government to decriminalize [...]

Apr 192013
 
Sverige - Premiär för "Frukta inte kondomen" -filmer

Welcome to the launch of the campaign "fear not the condom". Västerbotten County Council is proud to present the actors peach and bananas that are making their best efforts ever when those with credibility and great empathy takes passion and safer sex. The number of cases of chlamydia increased in Västerbotten. In 2012 was registered 1 005 cases of venereal disease in the County, which [...]

Apr 102013
 
USA - Law requiring anti-prostituion policies for HIV/AIDS funds splits NGOs before Supreme Court hearing

A Supreme Court case that challenges a law requiring anti-prostitution policies for HIV/AIDS programs seeking federal money has generated a split among nonprofit groups that counsel sex workers overseas. The case involves a 2003 law that bars funding for groups that work on HIV/AIDS prevention but do not have a policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. [...]

Apr 092013
 
'Difficult times' in global fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria says Mark Dybul head of Global Fund to Fight AIDS

The organisation that finances the prevention and treatment of the Aids virus and other global killers is urging top donors to provide an additional $15bn (€11.5bn, £9.8bn) to fight infectious diseases over the next three years or risk reversing a decade of advances in care. Mark Dybul, who heads the Global Fund to Fight Aids, [...]

Apr 082013
 
USA - Condom of the future?

Our civilization has explored outer space. We have cars that drive themselves. We’ve created a world connected by computers. But despite the astonishing innovations of the last 100 years, the latex condom remains woefully old fashioned. It practically hasn’t changed since its invention in 1918. And I think we can all agree that condoms are [...]

Apr 072013
 
Barebacking, una nueva conducta urbana

The following is an interesting article written by Ale K * for the blog friend us and baths; "an aggressive article", as defined by the author, about the barebacking as high-risk behavior. The function of any protest movement or organization that are based on the finding of a deficit, is the disappearing once they have [...]

Apr 032013
 
Philippines - 24% increase in HIV cases in past year, 82% of cases from men having sex with men (MSM)

The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 339 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases last February, a few notches lower than the 380 recorded a month earlier. According to the DOH–National Epidemiology Center (DOH-NEC), the February report was 24 percent higher compared to the same period last year at 274. Out of the 339 new [...]

Apr 022013
 
Nederland - Verneukeratieve chlamydia-variant treft homo’s en hetero’s

Lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, is a sexually transmitted disease, which in Western countries such as Netherlands little occurred. Last year, however, the number of infections more than doubled, from 51 to 116. Doctors are concerned about the advance of this aggressive chlamydia variant, which spread among gay men............. According to the annual results of the Amsterdam [...]