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  • Transmission facts

    HIV can only be passed on when one person's body fluids get inside another person. HIV can be passed on during sex without a condom,...

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  • Safer drug use

    HIV and other blood-borne viruses can be transmitted via unsafe injecting practices. These unsafe practices include sharing injecting equipment such as water, spoons and filters, but the most...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

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  • Injecting drug use

    Injecting drug use was one of the earliest routes of HIV transmission identified in the early 1980s, because epidemiologists quickly noticed that HIV infection was...

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  • While Russia grapples with HIV epidemic, Moscow's addicts share their filthy needles

    Infection rates are set to hit three million, but drug use and unsafe sex - the main causes - are rife.

    20 hours ago | The Guardian
  • HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?

    I think the reason we see it here is because we found it. Many areas of the country are experiencing, along with drug abuse, especially in smaller, rural towns, high unemployment, lower incomes and a lack of education. Sadly, there are places in this country where the future looks bleak

    20 May 2015 | WHAS
  • Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

    For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

    20 May 2015 | BBC
  • Indiana HIV outbreak: CDC study of cases shows most are the same strain

    A genetic analysis of HIV samples taken from about half the people infected in the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history shows nearly all of them have the same strain of the virus, a finding one health expert says is a sobering reminder of how rapidly HIV can spread among intravenous drug users.

    15 May 2015 | The Guardian
  • Russian HIV-Aids epidemic worsening under Kremlin policies, says expert

    Head of state Aids centre says ‘conservative’ policies have failed to halt spread of HIV virus and at least two million Russians are likely to have disease in five years.

    15 May 2015 | The Guardian
  • First French Cities Apply for Drug Consumption Rooms Under New Law

    Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Paris have submitted applications to implement supervised injection sites (SISs) for drug users, becoming the first cities to do so under a groundbreaking law introduced last month.

    12 May 2015 | Talking Drugs
  • Methadone Quixote: The Battle for Harm Reduction in Russia

    Methadone substitution therapy has been approved by the United Nations and widely used to treat drug addiction in many countries worldwide. In Russia, however, it remains illegal. In response to applications filed with the European Court of Human Rights by three Russian drug users alleging that the ban on methadone therapy in Russia amounts to torture and ill-treatment, Russia is trying to suppress the “methadone” applications to the ECtHR at the domestic as well as international level by mounting its pressure on the three applicants.

    07 May 2015 |
  • Michel D. Kazatchkine: Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?

    I was in Armenia very recently to learn about the country's response to its epidemic and came away undoubtedly pleased with progress on a number of fronts but concerned on others.

    05 May 2015 | Huffington Post
  • Indiana Says HIV Outbreak Is Worsening

    An Indiana county at the heart of an H.I.V. outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program, state health officials said.

    20 April 2015 | New York Times
  • LGBT drug support

    London Friend chief executive Monty Moncrieff talks to David Gilliver about the treatment needs of the LGBT community and the challenge posed by the ‘chemsex’ scene.

    14 April 2015 | Drink & Drugs News
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