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Study: Healthcare professionals ‘reluctant’ to offer HIV tests to older people

Study: Healthcare professionals ‘reluctant’ to offer HIV tests to older people | HIV social science | Scoop.it
Too many clinicians are failing to offer HIV tests to older people, resulting in late diagnosis, new research shows.
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Although this study was completed in the U.K., there is evidence that the same thing happens in the U.S.

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Extremely rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported - Daily Mail

Extremely rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported - Daily Mail | HIV social science | Scoop.it
Extremely rare case of female-to-female HIV transmission reported
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The CDC is reporting an almost unheard of incidence of female-to-female HIV transmission.
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GAY Men's PrEP Guide for HIV Prevention

GAY Men's PrEP Guide for HIV Prevention | HIV social science | Scoop.it

Complete, unbiased original reporting on PrEP HIV Drug Truvada, with HIV community reactions, and opinions. Features include Weinstein from AIDS Healthcare Foundation & HIV blogger Josh Robbins + more Special LGBT Health Section published by imstilljosh.com


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Josh Robbins || ISJ's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:02 PM
Fair approach to fostering a needed discussion with all sides presented.
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PsycARTICLES - The psychology of AIDS denialism: Pseudoscience, conspiracy thinking, and medical mistrust.

PsycARTICLES - The psychology of AIDS denialism: Pseudoscience, conspiracy thinking, and medical mistrust. | HIV social science | Scoop.it

More than 34 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS. Each year there are nearly three million new HIV infections and nearly two million AIDS-related deaths. In the face of these staggering           statistics, there is a vocal group of individuals who deny reality and claim that HIV is harmless or may not  even exist at all. Mirroring the AIDS pandemic itself, AIDS denialism is a threat to public health. AIDS          denialism propagates the views of a few rogue scientists through press releases, social media, and a significant presence on the Internet. AIDS Denialists aim to undermine HIV testing, prevention, and treatment.          Most tragic has been the adoption of AIDS Denialist views by public officials, perhaps none more infamous than former President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki. This article examines the psychology of AIDS denialism, focusing  on its emergence from the earliest days of AIDS and its grounding in conspiracy thinking and medical mistrust. The article also describes the tactics and rhetoric of AIDS denialism and those who are most vulnerable to  AIDS Denialist claims. Recommendations are offered for countering AIDS denialism by exposing its fake experts          and baseless claims.

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Kalichman, S. C. (2014). The psychology of AIDS denialism: Pseudoscience, conspiracy thinking, and medical mistrust. European Psychologist, 19(1), 13-22. doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000175

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National Institutes Of Health Wants More From Its Psychology ...

National Institutes Of Health Wants More From Its Psychology ... | HIV social science | Scoop.it
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is changing its criteria for funding clinical trials. Director Thomas Insel explained the decision in a blog post late in February (H/T ...
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Is This a Bombshell Dropping on HIV Prevention Strategies?

Is This a Bombshell Dropping on HIV Prevention Strategies? | HIV social science | Scoop.it

Is it possible that our current HIV prevention strategies and the essence of HIV prevention awareness is now ineffective?


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Josh Robbins || ISJ's curator insight, December 29, 2013 1:52 AM
I continue to not understand why we haven't had more studies on the effectiveness of condoms.