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HOW POLICE CAN ARREST THE SPREAD OF HIV

Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. One of the main reasons is that they are criminalized. Too often sex workers and drug users are forced to choose between protecting their health and staying safe from police harassment or arrest.

But a novel approach to law enforcement is changing this, and may prove as critical to HIV prevention as a condom or clean needle. Through partnerships with HIV experts and community groups, police from Kenya to Kyrgyzstan are realizing their role in the fight against HIV.

Above, Daniel Wolfe, director of the Open Society International Harm Reduction Development Program, talks about how police are working to implement harm reduction approaches to HIV prevention with these vulnerable populations.

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; But Most Couldn’t Keep Up
This new study is the first to show results from what is known as a demonstration project, which examines medication use outside the rigid confines of a placebo-controled randomized controlled trial. That means these findings are a somewhat better prediction of PrEP’s effects in a real-world setting…..

100% Efficacy for Gays Who Adhered in PrEP Study; But Most Couldn’t Keep Up

This new study is the first to show results from what is known as a demonstration project, which examines medication use outside the rigid confines of a placebo-controled randomized controlled trial. That means these findings are a somewhat better prediction of PrEP’s effects in a real-world setting…..

Media Bungles Another HIV Story
In a rash of inaccurate and hyperbolic reporting, numerous press outlets (from the Atlantic to Joe. My. God.’s blog) misreported over the weekend that WHO wants all gay men to take PrEP.
It’s really just a recommendation. Here are the facts on the announcement.

Media Bungles Another HIV Story

In a rash of inaccurate and hyperbolic reporting, numerous press outlets (from the Atlantic to Joe. My. God.’s blog) misreported over the weekend that WHO wants all gay men to take PrEP.

It’s really just a recommendation. Here are the facts on the announcement.

harmreduction

harmreduction:

A few photos from the New York City Support, Don’t Punish, taken outside of UN Headquarters. 

Support. Don’t Punish! is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the criminalization of people who use drugs. The campaign aims to change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions, and to promote respect for the human rights of people who use drugs.

The Support. Don’t Punish! campaign aims to:

  • Change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs.
  • Raise awareness about the need to stop criminalising (‘punishing’) people for using drugs.
  • Raise awareness about the need for greater funding and attention for essential health services and other ‘support’ for people who use drugs.
  • Promote respect for the human rights of people who use drugs.
  • Engender public support for drug reform.
Study: Most Gay Men Don’t Realize How Easy it Is To Get HIV-Prevention PillsDone any of the following things over the past 3 months:Had unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive partnerHad anal sex with three or more menHad transactional ($$) sexHad bareback anal sex with a partner whose HIV status is unknownor, Had an STD diagnosis in the past 6 months ??
You can get PrEP (Unless you work for Hobby Lobby, I guess….)

Study: Most Gay Men Don’t Realize How Easy it Is To Get HIV-Prevention Pills

Done any of the following things over the past 3 months:

Had unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive partner
Had anal sex with three or more men
Had transactional ($$) sex
Had bareback anal sex with a partner whose HIV status is unknown
or, Had an STD diagnosis in the past 6 months ??

You can get PrEP (Unless you work for Hobby Lobby, I guess….)