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NHPC 2007 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference
Atlanta, GA
December 2-5, 2007

December 7, 2007
Are We Ready for PrEP?
The potential success of a large pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial is prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to begin preparations now, say officials at the 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
High Rate of False Positives at DC Clinics
Twenty-two percent of HIV-positive test results by oral fluid rapid testing at two Whitman Walker clinics turned out to be either HIV negative or non-determinant when confirmed with blood tests, say researchers from a study presented at the National HIV Prevention Conference.
December 6, 2007
Party Drug Use Waning in NYC Gay and Bisexual Men
The use of crystal methamphetamine and other party drugs, such as ecstasy, ketamine and GHB, has begun to decrease among gay and bisexual men in New York City.
Sodomy Laws Bad for HIV
While sodomy is no longer a crime anywhere in the United States, states where such prohibitive laws remained in place until four years ago saw the fewest reductions in AIDS cases between 1995 and 2003.
Serious Mental Illness and Addiction in Newly Diagnosed
A significant percentage of newly infected and diagnosed HIV-positive people had a history of serious mental illness and alcohol and drug problems, according to a small San Diego-based study.
Newly Infected People Change Risky Behaviors After Diagnosis
After receiving their diagnosis, people in the acute phase of HIV infection are quick to adopt behaviors that will help protect others from the virus.
December 5, 2007
Circumcision Not Protective in U.S. Gay/Bisexual Men
The positive effect of circumcision on HIV transmission rates in resource-poor countries has made headlines over the past year. Within the United States, however, it is not protective for black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), according to new data presented at the 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
HIV Rates Declining in Some Older Americans
The rate of new HIV and AIDS diagnoses among blacks and Hispanics ages 50 and older declined in recent years, whereas it has increased among older whites.
HIV Rates Increasing Most in Young Black Gay/Bisexual Men
The sharpest increase in HIV diagnoses is occurring among young black men who have sex with men (MSM), notably those in their teens and early 20s.
December 4, 2007
Black MSM Have Higher HIV Rates Despite Similar Risks
Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are seven times more likely than their white counterparts to be infected with HIV. The reason for this is unclear, in light of new research presented yesterday at the 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta suggesting that they are no more likely to engage in high-risk sex and are actually less likely to use street drugs than white MSM.
HIV Testing? Not in My ER
HIV testing in people at higher risk of infection did not increase between 1994 and 2004, despite specific recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Non-Injection Drug Use Linked to Greater HIV Infection Risk
The use of poppers and erectile dysfunction drugs is strongly associated with recent HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a study presented yesterday at the 2007 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.

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