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Community-level changes in condom use and uptake of HIV PrEP by gay and bisexual men in Melbourne and Sydney

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Lancet HIV (2018). Published online 06 June 2018. doi: 10.1016/S2352-301830072-9. Abstract: Background Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been rapidly rolled out in large, publicly funded implementation projects in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Using behavioural surveillance of gay and bisexual men, we analysed the uptake and effect of PrEP, particularly on condom use by gay and...

New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood

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Science Daily, December 19, 2017 A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for a one-time screening HIV test of the general population would be age 25. The report — led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital  working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health — will be published in the Journal of...

Smoking Highly Dangerous for HIV-Positive Patients

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Specialty Pharmacy Times,  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Patients with HIV who smoke may have an increased risk of lung cancer mortality compared with the risk of dying from HIV, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.  These findings suggest that healthcare providers should strongly advocate for smoking cessation and cancer screening for patients with HIV. The abstract...

The updated 2017 ASHM HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Guidelines

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Journal of Virus Eradication, 2017; 3: 168–184 Daily use of co-formulated tenofovir and emtricitabine for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by populations at high risk of HIV infection is now recommended in guidelines from the United States, Europe and Australia and globally through the 2015 WHO guidelines.  These 2017 Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine‘s...

Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP

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The Guardian, Thursday 22 June 2017 15.00 AEST When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings.  It remains controversial even among readers of the gay magazine Attitude. “Why should my taxes pay for these sluts to have bareback sex?” is a typical comment. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being...

VAC responds to PrEP-X Victoria Seroconversion

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22 May 2017 VAC has learned that a person on the Victorian PrEPX study has seroconverted and become HIV positive. There are two ways that this may have occurred. • If a person is not adherent to their PrEP regimen (taking the prescribed dose regularly) it is possible that they would not be protected against acquiring HIV; • If a person comes into contact with a person living with HIV who has...

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