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Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rateThe recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue. More than 800,000 commit suicide annually around the world and suicide is listed as the second highest cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29, according to the World Health Organization. “It is difficult to explain, but this may be due in part to the opioid epidemic and economic factors that may have a stronger impact in the US than other developed countries because we do not have as comprehensive a protective health and social safety net as most European countries,” said David Brent, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The prevention, detection, and treatment info every woman must know right now.

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'Reclaiming My Time' Gospel Song Is Now A Suicide Prevention Anthem

'Reclaiming My Time' Gospel Song Is Now A Suicide Prevention AnthemChirlane McCray is using music to try to dispel stigmas surrounding mental illness.

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GSK launches big study to test new injection for HIV prevention

Signage for GlaxoSmithKline is seen on it's offices in London, BritainLONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday its HIV unit ViiV Healthcare had started a large study to test an experimental long-acting injection for preventing the virus that causes AIDS. Reuters reported last month that the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study with cabotegravir was about to start. The Phase III study aims to enrol 4,500 men who have sex with men, and transgender women who have sex with men, at more than 40 sites in North and South America, Asia and Africa. A second study involving young women is due to start in 2017. …

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Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men: rights group

By Coco Liu HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Philippines is not doing enough to tackle soaring HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men by offering greater access to HIV testing and condoms, an international rights group said on Thursday. The prevalence of HIV among men who have sex with men in the Southeast Asian country has increased tenfold over the last five years, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report. Last year, at least 11 cities in the Philippines reported HIV prevalence rates of more than 5 percent among men who have sex with men, the study said.
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Young gay men at the frontline of AIDS prevention in China

HIV testing kits are seen in a vending machine in a university in ChengduYoung gay men are the frontline of China's battle to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, with new cases in the group increasing fourfold, one of the fastest rates of any segment of the population. More than 2,300 students between 15 and 24 tested positive for HIV/AIDS in the first nine months of this year, according to data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDCP) that was cited by the official Xinhua News Agency late on Wednesday. By the end of September, more than 654,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS in China, Xinhua said.

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Switching course, Gilead markets HIV drug for prevention

By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc has begun marketing its HIV treatment Truvada in a way thousands of consumers already use it – to prevent infection with the virus that causes AIDS. The company introduced Truvada to the U.S. market in 2004 for HIV treatment. In 2012, Gilead won approval to market it for prevention after two large, peer-reviewed studies showed it also was effective at preventing infections in healthy people.
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UK court rules health service can fund HIV prevention drug

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s High Court has ruled that the state-funded health service is responsible for paying for an HIV-prevention drug that has been called a “game changer” in the fight against AIDS.
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Do ethicists hinder HIV prevention research?

To match Special Report AIDS/By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – - Ethics panels may be hindering HIV prevention efforts by requiring gay and bisexual adolescents to get parental consent before taking part in research, experts suggest. Fear over coming out as gay or bisexual may prevent young men from asking their parents for permission to participate in HIV prevention studies. "Without the science, we won’t have service," said Brian Mustanski, of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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Gay men follow HIV prevention regimen, if MDs prescribe it

By Rob Goodier (Reuters Health) – Gay and bisexual men who take a Truvada pill daily to prevent infection with HIV did better than researchers expected at sticking to their medication schedule, according to a new report. Out of more than 1,000 gay and bisexual men surveyed, only 83, or fewer than one in 10, reported that they use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The lesson for care providers is that men are willing and able to take a daily pill, so it is important to talk to those who could benefit and increase prescription rates, study leader Jeffrey Parsons, a professor of psychology at Hunter College, City University of New York, told Reuters Health by email.
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