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Injecting Meth? Here's What You Definitely Need to Know

Injecting, or "slamming," crystal meth (sometimes called "tina" or "T" in the LGBT world) has been on the rise the past several years among gay men, often including those living with HIV, who use the drug to enhance sexual activity.

Published
17 July 2019
From
TheBody
HIV May Persist in the Brain Despite Antiretroviral Treatment

After almost a decade on antiretroviral therapy, half of study participants still had HIV in immune cells in their brain and spinal fluid.

Published
17 July 2019
From
Poz
Analysis Backs New Tenofovir’s Kidney Safety Over Old Version

Researchers compared data on more than 9,000 people with HIV who took either version of tenofovir.

Published
11 July 2019
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POZ
HPV vaccine for boys 'will prevent thousands of cancers'

Health officials say the HPV vaccine for 12 to 13-year-old boys, starting after the summer, will prevent 29,000 cancers in UK men in the next 40 years.

Published
09 July 2019
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BBC News
How I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, But Survived to Tell the Story

Inside the dark world of drug-fuelled sex parties where an increasing number of gay Indians want to feel belonged, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.

Published
08 July 2019
From
Vice
Russia's HIV Epidemic is Growing, Affecting Older Citizens

HIV infections are on the rise and are increasingly affecting Russia’s older population, according to a consumer watchdog report cited by the RBC news website.

Published
07 July 2019
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Moscow Times
HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke. The findings indicate that increased efforts to protect patients' cardiovascular health are needed.

Published
03 July 2019
From
EurekAlert
Rising Above: People living with HIV are also facing cancer as they age

As a long-term survivor living with HIV, Sean McKenna has faced numerous battles, including two episodes of skin cancer and several bouts of anal precancer. Jill Cadman, another long-timer, is living with HIV and Stage IV colon cancer. And they are not alone.

Published
02 July 2019
From
POZ
Gilead fails to keep promise on access to lifesaving drug for people living with HIV

Pharmaceutical corporation Gilead promised to expand access at an affordable price to a drug for people with an HIV-related infection, cryptococcal meningitis. One year on, the drug is registered in only six developing countries and remains prohibitively expensive.

Published
01 July 2019
From
Médecins Sans Frontières
Patients with HIV less likely to be waitlisted for kidney transplant

Patients with HIV were less likely to be placed on the kidney transplant waitlist than patients without HIV, according to research presented at the American Transplant Congress. They also experienced longer wait-times from evaluation to listing.

Published
25 June 2019
From
Healio
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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