The Well Project User Survey Report 2014

Did you know that in the last eight years, social media usage has skyrocketed from 8 percent to 73 percent of all Internet users, and that more than 70% of internet users in the US said they looked online for health information in the past year? Why are these facts and figures important? Because they demonstrate that The Well Project, which has used technology as a platform to disseminate information...

The Connection between Women with HIV and Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2015 - HIV Equal.

by David Heitz

For so many women with HIV, the violence they live with every day is even worse than the disease itself.

For other women who may not have HIV but who are in violent relationships, a diagnosis may be just right around the corner.

Last Friday was the National Day of Action to End Violence against Women Living...

Women are missing from HIV drug trials

Oct 2, 2015 - Reuters Health

By Lisa Rapaport

Although women make up roughly half of the world’s HIV cases, they remain largely excluded from clinical trials testing drugs, vaccines and potential cures for the virus, a research review confirms.

In an analysis spanning several decades that included work done as recently as 2012, researchers found that women typically comprised about 11 percent of participants in trials investigating...

Large Study of PrEP Use in Clinical Practice Shows No New HIV Infections

September 2, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PR Newswire. In one of the first and largest published evaluations of the use of preexposure prophylaxis (known as PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in a clinical practice setting, researchers at Kaiser Permanente found no new HIV infections among patients during more than 2.5 years of observation. The study was published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

"Our study...

MEETING REPORT > Prevention Now: An Integration Agenda for Women, by Women

June 15-16, 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
via CHANGE and AVAC

Introduction

Imagine a world in which a woman can walk into one health clinic and have all of her health needs met, free of discrimination, financial barriers, or bureaucratic inefficiencies. Her needs may include family planning and contraception; STI diagnosis and treatment; HIV prevention, treatment, and care; maternity care; safe abortion; and gender-based violence prevention and care....

USHRN Coordinating Center Statement on the State of Emergency of Anti-Trans Hate Violence

via US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network's Coordinating Center extends our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of the 18 transgender women, - primarily women of color, and specifically Black, - whose lives have been taken this year due to hate violence. Along with our members, we raised this issue as a human rights crisis in March and have since seen the...

IAS 2015: HPTN 068 and CAPRISA 007 cash incentive studies show value of school, financial support, but also show more is needed to protect young people from HIV

July 21, 2015 - Vancouver, Canada - Center for Global Health Policy: Science Speaks.

by Christine Lubinski

Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus.

Nearly 3,000 South African high school students in 14 schools in high HIV...

No HIV infections from partners with fully suppressed viral load during long-term follow up of landmark treatment as prevention trial

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Keith Alcorn

Final follow up of the HPTN 052 study of treatment as prevention shows no evidence of HIV transmission from people with fully suppressed viral load to their partners, four years after the first results from the study demonstrated that early HIV treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 96%. These results were presented by Professor Myron Cohen at the...

Non-daily PrEP regimens provide extra options, but adherence is often better with daily dosing

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Roger Pebody

For some people in some settings, less frequent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with doses linked to sexual activity are feasible, with high numbers of sexual acts protected by PrEP, studies that were presented on Monday to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, show.

This may give people, who want to use PrEP, and their doctors...

Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs

July 20, 2015 - BBC

By Jane Dreaper

An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years.

Doctors have presented the details of her case at an International Aids Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver.

It is the world's first report of long-term remission from HIV in a child.

Experts say big studies are needed to...

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The Well Project User Survey Report 2014

Did you know that in the last eight years, social media usage has skyrocketed from 8 percent to 73 percent of all Internet users, and that more than 70% of internet users in the US said they looked online for health information in the past year? Why are these facts and figures important? Because they demonstrate that The Well Project, which has used technology as a platform to disseminate information...

The Connection between Women with HIV and Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2015 - HIV Equal.

by David Heitz

For so many women with HIV, the violence they live with every day is even worse than the disease itself.

For other women who may not have HIV but who are in violent relationships, a diagnosis may be just right around the corner.

Last Friday was the National Day of Action to End Violence against Women Living...

Women are missing from HIV drug trials

Oct 2, 2015 - Reuters Health

By Lisa Rapaport

Although women make up roughly half of the world’s HIV cases, they remain largely excluded from clinical trials testing drugs, vaccines and potential cures for the virus, a research review confirms.

In an analysis spanning several decades that included work done as recently as 2012, researchers found that women typically comprised about 11 percent of participants in trials investigating...

Large Study of PrEP Use in Clinical Practice Shows No New HIV Infections

September 2, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PR Newswire. In one of the first and largest published evaluations of the use of preexposure prophylaxis (known as PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in a clinical practice setting, researchers at Kaiser Permanente found no new HIV infections among patients during more than 2.5 years of observation. The study was published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

"Our study...

MEETING REPORT > Prevention Now: An Integration Agenda for Women, by Women

June 15-16, 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
via CHANGE and AVAC

Introduction

Imagine a world in which a woman can walk into one health clinic and have all of her health needs met, free of discrimination, financial barriers, or bureaucratic inefficiencies. Her needs may include family planning and contraception; STI diagnosis and treatment; HIV prevention, treatment, and care; maternity care; safe abortion; and gender-based violence prevention and care....

USHRN Coordinating Center Statement on the State of Emergency of Anti-Trans Hate Violence

via US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network's Coordinating Center extends our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of the 18 transgender women, - primarily women of color, and specifically Black, - whose lives have been taken this year due to hate violence. Along with our members, we raised this issue as a human rights crisis in March and have since seen the...

IAS 2015: HPTN 068 and CAPRISA 007 cash incentive studies show value of school, financial support, but also show more is needed to protect young people from HIV

July 21, 2015 - Vancouver, Canada - Center for Global Health Policy: Science Speaks.

by Christine Lubinski

Two clinical trials evaluating the impact of cash incentives on HIV incidence in adolescents in South Africa found that such incentives had no impact on HIV rates while one saw a decrease in rates of herpes simplex virus.

Nearly 3,000 South African high school students in 14 schools in high HIV...

No HIV infections from partners with fully suppressed viral load during long-term follow up of landmark treatment as prevention trial

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Keith Alcorn

Final follow up of the HPTN 052 study of treatment as prevention shows no evidence of HIV transmission from people with fully suppressed viral load to their partners, four years after the first results from the study demonstrated that early HIV treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 96%. These results were presented by Professor Myron Cohen at the...

Non-daily PrEP regimens provide extra options, but adherence is often better with daily dosing

July 21, 2015 - NAM

by Roger Pebody

For some people in some settings, less frequent pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens with doses linked to sexual activity are feasible, with high numbers of sexual acts protected by PrEP, studies that were presented on Monday to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, show.

This may give people, who want to use PrEP, and their doctors...

Teenager 'in remission' from HIV despite stopping drugs

July 20, 2015 - BBC

By Jane Dreaper

An 18-year-old French woman is in remission from HIV - despite not having taken any drugs against the virus for 12 years.

Doctors have presented the details of her case at an International Aids Society (IAS) conference in Vancouver.

It is the world's first report of long-term remission from HIV in a child.

Experts say big studies are needed to...

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