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30 January 2018

Chemsex is an issue among gay men living with HIV in the UK, study reveals

With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.

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13 December 2017

Fixed-dose regimes ‘modestly’ lower risk of HIV treatment failure

New research compares treatment outcomes of single versus multiple tablet regimes, raising questions around cost-effectiveness.

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08 December 2017

The impact of food insecurity on HIV and hepatitis co-infection.

New research shows that food insecurity can impact treatment outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection.

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05 December 2017

No evidence of stigma towards people using PrEP on dating apps

‘Encouraging’ study casts first light on PrEP-related stigma among gay and bisexual men on dating apps, following concerns about growing negative attitudes towards PrEP users.

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24 November 2017

New HIV diagnoses in gay men fall for first time in England

Testing for HIV is rising in the UK, but opportunities are being missed among some vulnerable groups.

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15 November 2017

Falls in new HIV diagnoses among women in the USA masks racial inequalities

Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, according to the latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.

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27 October 2017

Uncertainty and fear negatively impact aspirations for people with HIV

New study shows people living with HIV still expect far less from their lives compared to those who are HIV-negative, despite near-normal life expectancy.

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26 October 2017

Talking HIV: Sharing your diagnosis

What’s it like to share your HIV diagnosis? In this episode, Jimmy, Krishen and Alex, young HIV activists talk about disclosing their status to friends, family and prospective love interests.

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03 October 2017

Rise in late HIV diagnoses among over-50s across Europe

Calls to improve age-related intervention services as HIV burden increases among an older generation of adults in EU/EEA countries.

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20 September 2017

PrEP trial for adolescents: a promising step forward for HIV prevention

A US trial among 15 to 17 year-old men who have sex with men (MSM) suggests this group stands to benefit hugely should pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) be approved – and supported – for this age group. 

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