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  • LGBT+ health adviser urges Britain to make HIV-prevention drug free

    Britain’s first national adviser for LGBT+ health has said the roll-out of a highly effective HIV prevention pill could save hundreds of thousands of pounds for the country’s publicly funded health authority. In an exclusive interview Michael Brady, who will take up the role on April 1, said a planned roll-out of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) - a once-daily pill that protects against HIV – in England would prove cost effective “very quickly”.

    18 March 2019 | Reuters
  • Ireland: The new HIV crisis needs a better response

    HIV is a public heath issue, but a spike in diagnoses in Ireland seems to be going unchecked. New figures published last week show there were 531 new cases of HIV infections diagnosed in 2018, an increase from 492 in 2017. There is now a new diagnosis of HIV in Ireland every 17 hours; Ireland’s rate of new diagnoses stood at 10.2 per 100,000 people in 2017, while the European average is 6.2 per 100,000.

    04 March 2019 | Irish Times
  • Ireland Diagnosed Record Number of H.I.V. Infections in 2018, Health Data Suggests

    Ireland diagnosed a record high number of new H.I.V. infections in 2018, new health data suggests, a trend that contrasts with a general decline in infections across Europe, and that some Irish activists attribute to poor sex health education and insufficient access to preventive drugs.

    27 February 2019 | The New York Times
  • To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

    What we need most urgently today is a new generation of rigorously evaluated, cost-effective HIV interventions focused on the fundamental contextual factors for disease. These factors include access to adequate housing , access to quality health care and health insurance , access to child care , education, employment status, gender equality and income.

    16 February 2019 | The Conversation
  • Bouquets and brickbats for India's fight against TB, HIV and Malaria

    India will become the first country from the global south to host a Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, slated to be held in the national capital on February 7 and 8.

    18 January 2019 | The Week
  • Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

    A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements.

    11 January 2019 | Avert
  • Alarming rise in HIV infections in the Philippines: what it must do

    While many countries, including in Southeast Asia, have seen a fall in new HIV infections, the Philippines has seen a sharp rise. Bureaucracy, a conservative society and the Catholic Church are the main stumbling blocks to effective action

    03 January 2019 | South China Morning Post
  • Russian HIV Prevention Group Closes After Fine Under 'Foreign-Agent' Law

    A Russian nongovernmental organization focused on preventing the spread of the HIV virus that causes AIDS says it has closed its office in the Siberian region of Altai Krai because it has not been able to raise funds to pay a fine for refusing to register in Russia as a “foreign agent.”

    05 December 2018 | RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
  • Mike Pence’s HIV/AIDS Hypocrisy

    The vice president says he’s ready to fight HIV, but his record says otherwise.

    29 November 2018 | Huffington Post (video)
  • Could R100 a Month Be Enough to Keep South Africa's Young Women HIV Free?

    In a world hemmed by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA's HIV prevention programmes.

    29 November 2018 | Bhekisisa
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