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Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of their viral infection and many had no identifiable risk factors, according to a recently published study.

Published
18 January 2019
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Healio
Combination therapy more effective in treating patients with leishmaniasis and HIV

The results of clinical trials conducted in Ethiopia by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the University of Gondar, and Addis Ababa University, open the way for more effective and safer treatments for people with both HIV and visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a group of patients who have historically suffered from poor treatment options. The results were published today in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Published
18 January 2019
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Eurekalert Medicine & Health
As Waistlines Increase, Diabetes Sets In In Tanzania

Fast-changing lifestyle coupled with improving household economies have propelled the rate of obesity which culminates in diabetes at an alarming rate in Tanzania, with urban areas leading the tally. Medical experts say the metabolic disease is a looming health hazard in the country.

Published
16 January 2019
From
Health Policy Watch
A call to action for effective responses to problematic chemsex

A position paper from organisers and participants of the 2nd European Chemsex Forum, Berlin 22-24 March 2018

Published
16 January 2019
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International HIV Partnerships
Chemsex First Aid Is Part of Queer Men’s Long History of Activism

Two London sexual health professionals wrote Chemsex First Aid, a booklet that spells out “how to react when things go wrong in a chemsex session”.

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16 January 2019
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Back to the future with CD4 testing: Improving HIV care in low- and middle-income countries

A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of lives, according to an Essay published January 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Mark Tenforde of the University of Washington School of Medicine, and colleagues.

Published
16 January 2019
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Science Daily
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, but until now they didn't know to what degree.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Exercise Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Those who exercise build up less liver fat, which is tied to inflammation that may give rise to cancer.

Published
15 January 2019
From
Poz
testBKK launches harm reduction resources for Thai MSM

testBKK, APCOM’s flagship HIV testing campaign targeted to young gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok, has released the first and only chemsex-oriented harm reduction interventions that is presented in Thai language and targeted to MSM population.

Published
09 January 2019
From
APCOM
Gay Escorts Are Fighting Chemsex By Offering a 'Sober Sex' Service

Emotional labour has always been a part of sex work, but as chemsex remains prevalent some escorts are now offering a more specialised service to help ween clients off "H&H fun".

Published
09 January 2019
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Vice
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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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