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Of Guidelines Targets, and Resources -- Documents that Defined AIDS 2014

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference last week in Melbourne -- one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents -- it was "key affected populations." New World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines released in conjunction with AIDS 2014 recommend pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an option for gay men at risk for HIV infection and naloxone to prevent overdoses among people who inject drugs (PWID).

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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: 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: 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: 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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