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Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

The administration will focus on more than fifty “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the challenges every day.

Published
18 March 2019
From
New York Times
US Immigration Groups Want Data On HIV Asylum Seekers

It's been nearly a decade since the United States began allowing people with HIV from abroad to enter the country as immigrants. But the U.S. has never provided data on the number of HIV-positive refugees or asylum seekers admitted since the immigration law changed in 2010, despite efforts from groups including the Center for American Progress and Immigration Equality.

Published
18 March 2019
From
Gothamist
Promises to improve health outcomes for people who inject drugs remain unfulfilled as 99% do not have adequate access to HIV and harm reduction services

New report by UNAIDS highlights the urgent need to implement a human rights and evidence-informed approach to reach people who inject drugs with essential health services.

Published
13 March 2019
From
UNAIDS
Dramatic rise in U.S. opioid deaths as epidemic spreads to eastern states

Long believed to be concentrated among Appalachian states and parts of the Midwest, Alexander's research shows that the crisis has spread. Eastern states have seen a sharp rise in opioid deaths – with Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire and Ohio among the states with the highest rise in opioid-related deaths.

Published
13 March 2019
From
Medical Xpress
A step by step process on how we can support mothers living with HIV

Our team in Toronto has supported four mothers living with HIV who wanted to breastfeed while on effective treatment with fully suppressed viral load. We have to say, though, it wasn’t easy! But we’ll walk you through the steps we followed, which can be used by other healthcare and service providers.

Published
12 March 2019
From
CATIE
Young Black Men at Risk for HIV Underestimate Threat

A study that started out looking at HIV risk behaviors and substance use turned into an opportunity for researchers to examine what it would take for young black men who have sex with men to try pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and stay on it.

Published
12 March 2019
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
India’s first LGBTQ clinic and HIV treatment centre inaugurated in Mumbai

Based out of the Humsafar Trust’s office jn Mumbai, the centre will give free counselling and provide Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to the LGBTQ community. TAshok Row Kavi, founder chairperson of the Trust, said: “Until now we would get testing done for the community members at our centre. If tested positive for the disease, they would be asked to go to Sion Hospital, but there was a huge dropout (rate) there. Because of how the community is perceived outside, a lot of these people wouldn’t seek treatment."

Published
12 March 2019
From
Hindustan Times
Pilot study finds HCV treatment safe in pregnancy

A small pilot study of hepatitis C treatment in pregnant women found that that the treatment was effective in achieving hepatitis C cure and identified no safety concerns associated with treatment, according to findings presented at CROI.

Published
11 March 2019
From
Healio
Women Have High Syphilis Rates, Too

For women in the general population, the incidence of syphilis is at a 20-year high. But for women with HIV — particularly those who inject drugs — the incidence is 330% higher than that, data from a long-term study show. The biggest indicators of syphilis in women are hepatitis C infection and injection drug use. This means that providers should tailor syphilis screening to women with indicators of injection drug use, particularly in regions of the country hardest hit by injection drug epidemics.

Published
11 March 2019
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women

Novel study to investigate how sexual trauma increases HIV susceptibility in women.

Published
05 March 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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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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