Trial Pairs PrEP With Behavioral Intervention to Prevent HIV in Drug Users
[From ContagionLive, July 11, 2019] “Yale University investigators are leading a trial that is testing a bio-behavioral intervention’s ability to improve pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence and reduce the risk of HIV acquisition in individuals with opioid dependency, a population experiencing new outbreaks of HIV.” For more, click here.
Why We Still Need HIV Warriors
[From AIDS plus, July 11, 2019] “One of my very best friends found out he had HIV in the late 1990s. I was crushed but tried not to show it. After all, we had just watched dozens of friends, colleagues, and community leaders die of AIDS complications in the previous decade.” For more, click here.
Study From UK Shows Public Woefully Uninformed About HIV
[From Instinct, July 8 2019] “A survey from the UK shows 48% of respondents say they would be uncomfortable kissing someone who is living with HIV, even though 97% of those diagnosed in the UK are virally supressed thanks to modern antiretroviral medications.” For more, click here.
Australia Is Closing The Gay-Straight HIV Gap
[From HIV Plus, July 8 2019] “Recent Australian research revealed good news around HIV prevention. Gay and bisexual men are driving a sharp decline in new HIV transmissions in Australia — a 30 percent drop in just five years — according to the Kirby Institute’s 2018 HIV Surveillance Report.” For more, click here.