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19 January 2018

Shining a light on trans women’s needs in sub-Sarahan Africa

New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.

13 July 2017

Malawian gay men living with HIV more likely to live in rural settings

A study of gay men in Malawi reveals very low levels of HIV testing and treatment access nationwide – with distinct geographic disparities in HIV prevalence that need to be taken into consideration and addressed.

19 May 2017

Intergeneration sex contributes to new HIV infections among young women in Zimbabwe

Reducing the number of age-disparate relationships in east and southern Africa could help to decrease HIV infection rates among young women in the region.

17 May 2017

Self-testing to reach transgender women and gay men in Myanmar welcomed

Trans women and gay men in Myanmar experience stigma and discrimination making them unlikely to access HIV services – HIV self-testing can help fill the HIV testing gap.

11 May 2017

Drug use patterns in the USA point to more rapid injecting

As prescription opioid addiction continues to increase in the USA – researchers predict a rising epidemic of injecting-related diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

29 March 2017

Online-to-Offline model highly effective in reaching at-risk groups with PrEP services in Thailand

Digital intervention shows success linking hidden, at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV testing and PrEP services – and has the potential to be replicated elsewhere with high internet penetration.  

21 November 2016

Criminal case against 30 HIV-positive men dropped in the Czech Republic

Authorities in the Czech Republic have dropped their case against 30 HIV-positive gay men accused of having unprotected sex and spreading HIV – a criminal offence in the country.

13 September 2016

Kenya to scale-up access to PrEP for adolescent girls and young women

The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.

17 August 2016

World’s largest drug consumption facility opens in Denmark

The world’s largest drug consumption facility has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, giving people who use drugs a safe place to use illicit substances in a way that will limit harm to themselves, and to those around them.

02 August 2016

NHS can provide PrEP – but only if it chooses to

The UK High Court has today ruled that the National Health Service (NHS) England can legally provide the game-changing HIV prevention drug, Truvada, as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV negative people most at risk of HIV – but only if it chooses to.