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  • Smoking and HIV
  • The bottom line
  • Sex in the City: Part I
  • The condom conundrum: what good are they anyway?

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  • Smoking and HIV

    Smoking and HIV

    A UK perspective on smoking and HIV and why, if you smoke, you should probably think about quitting, from GMFA
  • The bottom line

    The bottom line

    UNAIDS asks does the global HIV response understand anal sex?
  • "Permission to be female, please"

    From HIV Negative Spouses, a blog for HIV negative women that have HIV positive spouses and would like support around this issue, comes this entry about the issues women who want to use PrEP face.
  • Sex in the City: Part I

    Sex in the City: Part I

    Guelph Ontario is a city of 120,000 people about 100 kilometers west of Toronto. What does the sex trade look like in small cities like this and what issues does it raise? Olivia Kijewski reports
  • The condom conundrum: what good are they anyway?

    The condom conundrum: what good are they anyway?

    Dave R: The accepted first line defence against HIV is the condom but are we being led to believe that it’s the only thing that will protect us? Just how efficient are condoms anyway, in the fight against HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
  • Who is your AIDS Icon?

    Who is your AIDS Icon?

    From CATIE’s The Positive Side, five people living with HIV pay tribute to the people who inspire them.
  • Winter is coming

    Winter is coming

    Christian Dolan “For most of us winter means seasonal bout of flu, colds and generally having our immune systems challenged by the forces of nature. For those of us who are HIV+ the battle is even greater.”
  • Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

    Busting the myth that condoms don’t protect gay men against STIs

    This except from an article from POZ says “In the age of using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV transmission, some gay men have started to believe that condoms don’t matter at all, even for sexually transmitted infections.”
  • Encouraging vaccine news

    Encouraging vaccine news

    From aidsmap.com, news of a vaccine that has managed to completely block infection with SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, in monkeys. This finding gives new hopes for the development of a vaccine which could prevent HIV infection.
  • 90-90-90

    90-90-90

    From UNAIDS a discussion paper introduced at AIDS 2014 proposes ambitious treatment targets for writing the final chapter of the AIDS epidemic based on treatment as prevention
  • Undetectable - a drama in three parts

    Undetectable - a drama in three parts

    Have the benefits of an undetectable viral load been realized or are those who are undetectable still labouring under the burden of being seen as being as infectious as ever. And what’s the potential of that message for causing harm? Bob Leahy reports

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