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  • Home testing
  • Storming the cathedral
  • A very winning prevention combo
  • How does Canada compare?
  • Zero new infections

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  • Home testing

    Home testing

    Alex Sparrowhawk says “In the UK we’re now legally allowed to purchase kits to test for HIV in our own homes. Aside from the drawback that no approved testing kits currently exist in the UK I have more worrying concerns about the change in the law.”
  • Storming the cathedral

    Storming the cathedral

    Bob Leahy and the 1989 ACT Up protest that saw angry demonstrators enter St. Patrick's Cathedral In New York during Mass and disrupt the service - and the drama that followed, including footage of their later appearance on the Phil Donahue TV show
  • A very winning prevention combo

    A very winning prevention combo

    Aidsmap reports that combining PrEP and ART could almost eliminate HIV infection, an east African study finds
  • How does Canada compare?

    How does Canada compare?

    Our contributor Samantha on The Link Up Project that researched the global needs and priorities of young people living with or affected by HIV and some observations on how Canada stacks up on this and other prevention initiatives.
  • Zero new infections

    Zero new infections

    Aidsmap reports that no HIV transmissions from HIV-positive partners were seen in a new Australian gay couples study
  • Breaking news 3: Ipergay study of oral PrEP “on demand”

    Breaking news 3: Ipergay study of oral PrEP “on demand”

    Marc-André LeBlanc is looking at the news from CROI for the latest in HIV prevention. Part three - ”a very significant reduction in HIV risk. And what an incredible coincidence that both PROUD and Ipergay showed the exact same reduction in risk.”
  • Breaking news 2: PROUD study of daily oral PrEP

    Breaking news 2: PROUD study of daily oral PrEP

    Marc-André LeBlanc is looking at the news from CROI for the latest in HIV prevention Part two - ” “Holy crap! That is the highest effectiveness rate of any PrEP study to date,”
  • Breaking news 1: FACTS 001 study of a vaginal microbicide gel

    Breaking news 1: FACTS 001 study of a vaginal microbicide gel

    Marc-André LeBlanc is looking at the news from CROI 2015 for the latest in HIV prevention. Part one – disappointing findings that suggest a vaginal microbicide gel is not going to be a workable HIV prevention option, especially for young African women.
  •  Good news, bad news

    Good news, bad news

    Aidsmap reports HIV testing continues to rise in UK gay men - some men are testing more frequently - but safer sex knowledge drops
  • Lt. Colonel Ken Pinkela's petition

    Lt. Colonel Ken Pinkela's petition

    You read his interview with Bob Leahy on PositiveLite.com. Now Lt Colonel Ken Pinkela, who seems to have been criminalized unjustly, files a petition with 72,983 signatures for a full review of his case.
  • AIDS denialism in London – is it really 2015?

    AIDS denialism in London – is it really 2015?

    A report from London says it’s still alive: “39 million deaths are not enough to prevent a small group of discredited people to continue spreading lies and myths about HIV, alleging that the virus has nothing to do with AIDS, or even denying it exists"

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