The HIV Risk Profiles of Latino Sexual Minorities and Transgender Persons Who Use Websites or Apps Designed for Social and Sexual Networking

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

Health Education & Behavior. February 2016; Vol. 43, No. 1 Abstract The use of websites and GPS-based mobile applications (“apps”) designed for social and sexual networking has been associated with increased HIV risk; however, little is known about Latino sexual minorities’ ...

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Facilitators and Barriers to HIV Screening A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

Qualitative Health Research. Special Issue: Qualitative Meta-Analysis. February 2016; Vol. 26, No. 3 Abstract Accomplishments in biomedical research and technology, combined with innovative community and clinically based interventions, have expanded HIV testing globally. However, HIV screening and receipt of results remains a ...

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PrEP: why we are waiting

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

The Lancet HIV, Volume 3, No. 1, e11–e12, January 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(15)00250 Summary Scientific research has proven that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission in men who have sex with men. Therefore, the people are now asking ...

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Report Bridging the Gaps – Effective collaboration in partnerships for health and human rights

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm

The Bridging the Gaps programme addresses the human rights violations and challenges faced by sex workers, people who use drugs, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, in accessing HIV and other essential health services. In the past four ...

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Are Geographical “Cold Spots” of Male Circumcision Driving Differential HIV Dynamics in Tanzania?

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Front Public Health. 2015 Sep 29;3:218. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00218 BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests significant geographic clustering of male circumcision (MC) in Tanzania. The impact of spatial heterogeneity of MC prevalence on HIV transmission dynamics in this country is not well documented. The ...

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Uptake and Yield of HIV Testing and Counselling among Children and Adolescents in SubSaharan Africa: A Systematic Review

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

ournal of the International AIDS Society (October 2015), 18(1): 20182, doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.20182 This electronic review of literature on HIV testing and counseling (HTC) among children and adolescents (5–19 years) from 2010 to 2013 investigated the acceptability, yield, and prevalence of ...

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HIV epidemic and human rights among men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HIV prevention, care, and surveillance.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Glob Public Health. 2015 Oct 30:1-14. Recent research has presented evidence that men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV and are at increased risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, many countries in SSA ...

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Feasible, Efficient and Necessary, without Exception – Working with Sex Workers Interrupts HIV/STI Transmission and Brings Treatment to Many in Need.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 11:53 am

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10):e0121145. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121145 BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: High rates of partner change in sex work-whether in professional, ‘transactional’ or other context-disproportionately drive transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Several countries in Asia have demonstrated that reducing ...

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Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

MSMGF has partnered with LINKAGES and FHI360 to publish, Rights in Action: Access to HIV Services among Men Who Have Sex with Men, the first of a series of technical briefs highlighting the main findings from MSMGF’s 2014 Global Men’s Health and Rights (GMHR) Survey.  Each brief will ...

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The safety of hormonal contraceptives for women living with HIV and their sexual partners

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:59 am

Contraception. Volume 93, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages 11–16. doi:10.1016/j.contraception.2015.10.002 Background Hormonal contraceptives are important for the health and well-being of some women living with HIV, so evaluation of evidence regarding their safety vis-à-vis HIV-related risks is important. Methods We updated two ...

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