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WHO Releases Guidelines For HIV Prevention Among Gay Men, Other Key Populations

News outlets report on the WHO’s new recommendations for HIV preventive therapy for gay men and other key populations.

Agence France-Presse: WHO warns HIV ‘exploding’ among gay men, urges preventive drugs
“HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection…” (7/11).

The Atlantic: The WHO Wants All Gay Men to Take HIV Prevention Medication
“Condoms alone aren’t cutting it, the World Health Organization declared today, urging all men who have sex with men — regardless of HIV status — to begin using antiretroviral drugs as a means of protection against the disease…” (Romm, 7/11).

BBC News: Healthy gay men urged to take HIV drugs — WHO
“The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging all sexually active gay men to take antiretroviral drugs to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization says the move may help prevent a million new HIV infections over 10 years…” (Mundasad, 7/11).

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