NEWS FLASH – DECEMBER

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These Ancient Condoms Will Make You Realize How Far Safe Sex has Come

Date:  November 26, 2014

Source: Buzz Feed

Summary: Next time he or she complains that condoms kill the vibes or are uncomfortable remind him/her of what condoms and safe sex used to be like by checking out this article which takes a look at condoms from history.

Link:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisoncaporimo/these-ancient-condoms

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The Deceptively Cute Animation Illustrates the Horrors of Addiction

Date:  November 20, 2014

Source: KINJA Blog

Summary: Short animated video which accurately demonstrates addiction.

Link:  http://io9.com/this-deceptively-cute-animation-illustrates-the-horrors-1661191621

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Sex, Drugs & HIV – Let’s Get Rational

Date: Filmed February 2010

Source: TED Talks

Summary:  Armed with bracing logic, wit and her “public-health nerd” glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today’s political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations — from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia — demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive measures that could stall the spread of this devastating disease.

Link: http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_pisani_sex_drugs_and_hiv_let_s_get_rational_1

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Yes, Doctor, I Took My Anti-HIV Meds (But Really, I Didn’t)

Date: November 13th 2014

Source: National Public Radio

Summary:  After a few months, the study was halted because it became clear that the treatment group had no benefit over the control group in preventing HIV. Researchers were perplexed. Why was neither the gel nor the pill working? For years, health researchers have been excited about two new weapons in the war on HIV — a vaginal gel and a pill. Both reduce the likelihood of HIV transmission during intercourse and could give young women in Africa, where the virus is especially prevalent, a new way to protect themselves during sex.

There’s just one problem: It’s really difficult to get women to use them.

Link:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/11/13/363595295/yes-doctor-i-took-my-anti-hiv-meds-but-really-i-didnt

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How A Dissolvable ‘Tampon’ Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Date: August 14th 2014

Source: National Public Radio

Summary: A tampon that could prevent HIV and unwanted pregnancies.

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/08/14/340348303/how-a-dissolvable-tampon-could-one-day-help-women-stop-hiv

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The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys

Date:  October 2nd, 2014

Source: The stranger.com – Evan Peterson

Summary: A story about one man’s journey on PrEP.

Link:  http://mashable.com/2014/09/10/new-birth-control/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-socgood-link

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How Sexual Rhetoric Cripples Caribbean Manhood

Date: November 11th 2014

Source: Antillean Media Group

Summary:  In Jamaica, men are subject to a damning pressure to constantly present themselves as virile, woman-hungry alpha males. Popular songs by both male and female DJs never fail to challenge masculinity, often asserting that a man’s worth is judged by his sexual prowess. The rampant institutionalized homophobia  in Jamaica and indeed the wider Caribbean is no secret, but what many don’t realize is that homophobia and its related discourse affects heterosexual males just as much as homosexuals.

Link: http://www.antillean.org/sexual-rhetoric-cripples-caribbean-manhood/ 

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To Eradicate HIV by 2030, We Must Invest in Health Workers 

Date: November 10th 2014

Source: VITAL By Richard Seifman

Summary:   “We need to continue to make strategic and creative investments that are based on the latest science and best practices.” One such investment is in a trained health workforce, one that communicates about prevention, provides HIV care and treatment, and can use the same skillsets to deal with Ebola. – See more at:http://www.intrahealth.org/blog/eradicate-hiv-2030-we-must-invest-health-workers#.VHzJSb4dJSV

Link: http://www.intrahealth.org/blog/eradicate-hiv-2030-we-must-invest-health-workers#.VHzJSb4dJSV 

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FDA Approves Two HIV Drugs: Tybost and Vitekta

Date: November 5th 2014

Source: BETA by Emily Newman

Summary:  Two New HIV Drugs.

Link: http://betablog.org/fda-approves-two-hiv-drugs-tybost-vitekta/ 

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