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How We Talk About U=U and the Importance of Precise Language

Bob Leahy On What Words To Use And What Words To Avoid When Describing Risk And Ability To Transmit Applicable To An Undetectable Viral Load – And Why That’s Important

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2 hours ago
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Positive Lite
People Are Dying Because of Ignorance, not Because of Opioids

The president also claimed that the opioid crisis “is a worldwide problem.” It isn't. Throughout Europe and other regions where opioids are readily available, people are not dying at comparable rates as those in the U.S., largely because addiction is treated not as a crime but as a public health problem.

Published
18 October 2017
From
Scientific American
Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer" for NHS

Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

Published
18 October 2017
From
BBC Health
Infecting lover with HIV might not be 'causing grievous bodily harm', says lawyer

Basic issues remained undecided after an Auckland jury found Mikio Filitonga guilty of infecting his lover with HIV, the Court of Appeal has been told. At a hearing in Wellington on Tuesday, Filitonga's lawyer, Paul Borich, QC, said that, with medical advances, it was not clear that infecting someone with HIV must cause them grievous bodily harm.

Published
18 October 2017
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stuff.co.nz
Another outbreak related to the nation's opioid crisis: hepatitis C

The nation’s opioid epidemic has unleashed a secondary outbreak: the rampant spread of hepatitis C. New cases of the liver disease have nearly tripled nationwide in just a few years, driven largely by the use of needles among drug users in their 20s and 30s, spawning a new generation of hepatitis C patients..

Published
18 October 2017
From
Washington Post
Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

Published
16 October 2017
From
Gay Community News
HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects Latinos, Hispanics, CDC says

Hispanics or Latinos living in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, accounting for 18% of the overall population and 24% of all new HIV diagnoses, according to the CDC.

Published
16 October 2017
From
Healio
England: Drug fatalities highest where treatment cutbacks deepest

More heroin and crack users are dying of overdoses in the areas of England where cuts to drug treatment budgets have been among the greatest, analysis by the Observer shows.

Published
16 October 2017
From
The Guardian
Population Council Advances Non-Antiretroviral Multipurpose Prevention Technology For HIV and STI Prevention to Clinical Trial

First in-human clinical trial of griffithsin, a naturally occurring anti-HIV protein, which limits risk of cross-resistance to antiretroviral (ARV) products.

Published
16 October 2017
From
Population Council
How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.

Published
16 October 2017
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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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