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.
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.
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.
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).