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Risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive partner taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (PARTNER)

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Risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive partner taking suppressive antiretroviral therapy (PARTNER): final results of a multicentre, prospective, observational study The Lancet, Published Online May 2, 2019 Background The level of evidence for HIV transmission risk through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with the HIV-positive...

Australian sex education isn’t diverse enough. Here’s why we should follow England’s lead.

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The Conversation, 7 August 2018 By David Rhodes, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University How children are taught about sex, relationships and sexuality at school is shaping up to be a political hot potato in Australia (again). It’s already been slated to be an issue in the Victorian state elections later this year. That’s just a short time from being on the agenda during the...

Hepatitis A in MSM

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SA Health / SHINE SA, October 2017 An increase in the number of notifications of hepatitis A has been reported in New South Wales amongst men who have sex with men (MSM). It is suspected that these infections are associated with a recent outbreak overseas amongst MSM in Europe and the Americas. Key prevention messages: Vaccination is the most effective form of prevention against hepatitis A...

Stillbirth more frequent in women with HIV in UK than in general population

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nam/aidsmap, 01 August 2017 The stillbirth rate among women living with HIV in the UK and Ireland from 2007 to 2015 was more than twice that of the general population, Graziella Favarato, presenting on behalf of the National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC), told participants at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris last week. Most women...

HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs

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BBC news, 11 May 2017 Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a new study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy...

Nearly two-thirds of European HIV cases are now in Russia

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aidsmap, 09 January 2017 The annual number of new cases of HIV increased by at least 8% in 2015 in the European region, and by 60% in the last decade. A continued increase in new diagnoses in Russia was responsible for most of the increase. In 2015, 64% of European-region new cases were in Russia. The UK still reported by far the largest number of new cases of HIV of any country in western Europe...

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