Gentrification and declining Black population may be a key factor behind San Francisco’s declining HIV rates

Dramatic declines in HIV diagnoses in San Francisco have been attributed to testing, treatment and PrEP, but the declining Black population in the city is an unexamined factor, Dr Jade Pagkas-Bather of the University of Chicago and colleagues argue in the December issue of The Lancet HIV. There has been a 22% fall in San… Read More »

Australia won’t cut corners for vaccine

Reports a vaccine can combat a highly infectious new strain of COVID-19 should provide “great hope to Australians”, but the government will not rush its rollout, the Health Minister says. Astrazeneca CEO Pascal Soriot claimed the company had found a “winning formula” that made the drugmaker’s vaccine as effective as rival doses that had been… Read More »

Decolonising contraception: focusing on equality and justice in sexual and reproductive health

Dr Annabel Sowemimo is the founder and director of Decolonising Contraception, a non-profit organisation led by people of colour. It aims to raise awareness about the historical and socio-economic barriers faced by people accessing sexual and reproductive care. We spoke to Annabel about the work of the collective and its plans for the coming year.… Read More »