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AIDS 2014: Police Can Play a Role in Reducing HIV [VIDEO]

An increasing body of evidence indicates that police practices -- including confiscating condoms from sex workers, arresting people for using drugs, and persecuting gay men and transgender people -- can impede public health and discourage people from accessing crucial HIV prevention and care services.

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AIDS 2014: Adult Male Circumcision Also Protects Women from HIV Infection [VIDEO]

Voluntary medical male circumcision -- which has been shown to reduce the risk of men acquiring HIV by around 50% -- also offers protection for their female partners, according to study findings presented Friday at the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place this week in Melbourne.

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AIDS 2014: Weight Gain on ART May Raise Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

People with HIV who gain weight shortly after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to findings from the D:A:D study presented this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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AIDS2014: Efavirenz Use Not Linked to Neurocognitive Impairment, Study Finds

People who use antiretroviral regimens containing efavirenz (Sustiva, also in the Atripla coformulation) were not at higher risk for impaired neurocognitive function, either overall or when looking at specific functional domain, researchers reported this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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AIDS 2014: Good Adherence Seen in IPERGAY Study of Intermittent PrEP

The first results from the IPERGAY study, a trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay men taking place in France and Quebec, Canada, appear to indicate excellent adherence to a novel "pre-and-post" intermittent PrEP strategy designed to save money and reduce time spent taking PrEP unnecessarily. The results were presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia.

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AIDS 2014 Conference Highlight from Sharon Lewin [VIDEO]

As the 20th International AIDS Conference drew to a close in Melbourne, AIDS 2014 co-chair Sharon Lewin offered an overview of some highlights of the meeting at a Friday press briefing.

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AIDS 2014: Melbourne Declaration -- Nobody Left Behind

Ending discrimination against and criminalization of people with HIV and at-risk populations including gay men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who use drugs is a fundamental component of the response to HIV/AIDS, according to the Melbourne Declaration, the official statement of the 20th International AIDS Conference taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia. Sign on to the declaration at www.aids2014.org/declaration.aspx.

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