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  • Kremlin Experts Blame Condoms for Russian HIV Epidemic

    Kremlin-backed experts have described condoms as the main cause of Russia HIV epidemic, the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday. The report from the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISR) described the country's HIV problem as part of information war against Russia.

    01 June 2016 | Moscow Times
  • Media Outlets Falsely Claim That a Cure for HIV May Be Only Three Years Away

    A series of media outlets have erroneously reported that scientists may be just three years away from developing a cure for HIV. This false claim traces to an article published in the United Kingdom’s The Telegraph concerning researchers who recently succeeded in editing HIV’s genetic code out of immune cells in a laboratory setting.

    06 April 2016 | Poz
  • Nigerian herbal medicines widely used by HIV positive people can contain antiretrovirals

    Herbal medicine use among HIV positive people in Nigeria is widespread, poorly recorded and often precedes ART initiation. Contamination with antiretrovirals is possible and concerning, particularly in untreated people, say the authors of a study of herbal medicine presented at CROI 2016.

    24 March 2016 | HIV i-Base
  • Hepatitis medicines: Warning concerning Harvoni® packs with counterfeit contents

    Counterfeit packs of the preparation Harvoni® have been discovered in Israel. The plastic bottles, which originate in India, were imported via a Swiss trading company and contain white instead of genuine yellow film-coated tablets. The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products Swissmedic is working with other European authorities to establish whether Harvoni® packs with counterfeit contents have also been imported into other countries.

    08 March 2016 | Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products
  • Mbeki still believes his own AIDS propaganda

    Former President Thabo Mbeki has defended his controversial stance on HIV, which has been blamed for the deaths of at least 330,000 South Africans. For Health-e News Managing Editor Kerry Cullinan, Mbeki’s letter finally answers a question that’s haunted her for years.

    07 March 2016 | Health-e
  • The Damage Done by Charlie Sheen Going Rogue

    In one of the more ghastly moments in recent daytime television memory, a charlatan in Mexico, sought out by Charlie Sheen, claimed to have cured Sheen of his HIV. He explained that he was so confident of his success that he withdrew Sheen’s blood and injected it into himself.

    07 March 2016 | The Advocate
  • Vaginal ring for HIV prevention: a few details would have elevated good coverage to great

    Analysis of BuzzFeed's coverage of vaginal ring studies.

    01 March 2016 | Health News Review
  • Dumbing down HIV treatment hurts everybody

    Bob Leahy says there is so much faulty information on what being on treatment means and when to start that it is hurting us all. But there are solutions which can successfully balance patient rights with the benefits of starting treatment early.

    11 February 2016 | Positive Lite
  • I Watched Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show So You Don't Have To

    I am dismayed to report that Tiger Blood Charlie is back and he has gone rogue. And his Chasing the Cure! conversation with Dr. Oz might be the worst thing to ever happen to AIDS cure research, or at least the most irresponsible reporting about it.

    14 January 2016 | Poz
  • Reports of HIV 'breakthrough' and 'cure' are premature

    "HIV breakthrough could lead to a cure," the Mail Online says, reporting on a study which looked at the phenomenon known as post-treatment control – where people with HIV remain in remission, even after treatment with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs is withdrawn.

    12 October 2015 | NHS Behind the Headlines
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