Where next for HIV prevention in New Zealand?

A recent issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) (128: vol. 1426) gives pride of place to a series of papers that reconsider the way forward for HIV prevention in New Zealand (NZ) against the background of the past thirty years.  Recent contributions to STI journal by these authors analyse the behavioural surveillance data […]

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Pre-test HIV risk reduction counselling is not worth the money

A large US randomized control trial of the impact on STI risk of HIV risk reduction counselling in conjunction with the HIV test (Metsch & Colfax) challenges the view that pre-test counselling constitutes an efficient use of limited resources – at least in the US setting. Counselling has long had an important place in the […]

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Are bisexuals well served by HIV interventions that assume gay identity?

Studies published in STI journal have examined the impact of bisexual concurrency on HIV epidemiology in South Africa (Behrer & Baral) (B&B) and China (Yun & Shang) (Y&S), where it is reckoned at 53.7% and 31.2% of the MSM population, respectively.  However, a recent randomized control study of an educational intervention in Los Angeles (Harawa […]

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