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Mental health care is key to ending AIDS

From Advocate.com

Research shows a strong correlation between mental health disorders and living with HIV or AIDS, a correlation that is often overlooked. According to the National Institutes of Health, people with HIV have an increased risk for developing mood, anxiety, and cognitive disorders and are twice as likely to live with depression as those who do not have HIV. 275 more words

In The News

The new gay sexual revolution

From Advocate.com

Now there’s hope the younger generation may also experience worry-free sex lives — without the side effects of living with HIV. The use of the antiretroviral drug Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP (it’s the only medication approved for HIV prevention), has been shown to reduce the chance of HIV transmission to near zero. 111 more words

In The News

HIV, Vaginal Sex and PrEP Initiation: What Should You Tell Your Patients or Clients? (thebody.com)

This year, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) advocates noted a stunning disconnect between key organizations that issue guidelines on the use of tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC, Truvada) for HIV prevention: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to say that people need 20 days of daily TDF/FTC before they can consider themselves protected from vaginal HIV exposure — but the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that just seven days of the drug is enough. 

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Women & HIV

Hitting The Beach To Educate About HIV

This sounds more like a vacation than a work assignment: Walk around Broward County beaches for seven days, chatting with young adult beachgoers about sex and making the rounds at bars, restaurants and shops. 306 more words

Health

NHS APPROVES PrEP AS SCOTLAND LEADS THE WAY

NHS chiefs have approved a highly effective treatment in the prevention of HIV transmission in Scotland, making it the first country in the UK to do so. 732 more words

NEWS

HIV activist learning modules: engaging our community in HIV prevention policy advocacy

From thebody.com and the Treatment Action Group

While many of us who come from communities highly impacted by HIV have the lived experiences and the passion required for HIV prevention advocacy, developing an advocacy agenda and getting up to speed on the current state of HIV prevention science is not always easy. 94 more words

HIV Prevention

THT/IWPN Funding Announcement 

I am delighted that the Terrence Higgins Trust through the Lighthouse Fund are partnering with iwantPrEPnow to offer a more structured and robust online and telephone support service to people accessing PrEP or interested in PrEP. 157 more words