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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...

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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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  • Global Fund Investment Guidance for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    The Global Fund, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, has embarked on the development of a Global Fund Investment Guidance for EECA for the 2014-2016 allocation period. The aim of this guidance is to recommend strategic priorities for contributing to sustainable impact on HIV/AIDS and TB in the region and thereby help reverse the tide of the epidemics.

    21 August 2014 | Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • Experts Say Russia Not Ready to Fight HIV - The Moscow Times

    People walking past the pharmacy where volunteers chat with Olesya — an intravenous drug user with HIV — glare at the young woman, quickening their pace as they go. Others, many of them also young women, stop to accept the clean clean syringes, HIV tests and pregnancy tests being handed out as part of an outreach program to do the things that many specialists say authorities are not: acknowledge the fact that a full-blown HIV epidemic is becoming more and more of a reality each day.

    20 August 2014 | Google Alerts HIV
  • UK: Heroin addicts to be given free foil to help them kick their habit

    Heroin addicts are to be given free foil - to heat up the drug - in an effort to help them kick the habit and cut the risk of contracting disease, the Government will announce tomorrow.

    08 August 2014 | The Independent
  • Australia's success in methadone treatment could guide Russia, UN says

    Australia could prove critical in convincing Russia to change laws preventing heroin addicts from accessing opiate treatment programs, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Aids in eastern Europe and central Asia said.

    24 July 2014 | The Guardian
  • The moment that stunned Q&A’s AIDS audience

    Monday night’s episode of panel discussion juggernaut Q&A was always going to be important. Yet the show was arguably stolen by Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, who has faced considerable backlash in her home country as the chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

    23 July 2014 | The New Daily
  • In The HIV Response, Who is ‘Hard to Reach’?

    We have found that it is not the individuals at risk of HIV infection who are hard to reach. It’s the politicians and policymakers who adopt ideological rather than evidence-based programs. But HIV researchers too seem to be hard to reach at times, failing to investigate political determinants of health, and the impact of laws, policies, and enforcement on HIV vulnerability and access to care.

    23 July 2014 | Human Rights Watch
  • IDU and HIV in the Middle East: a brief window of opportunity?

    Pakistan saw rocketing levels of HIV (from near 0% to 23% in six months) following introduction of the infection into IDU populations. Low prevalence countries, including those about which we know little, may have only a brief “window of opportunity” before they experience a comparable explosion of HIV among their own IDU populations.

    22 July 2014 | BMJ Group blogs
  • Funding for HIV prevention for people who inject drugs is in crisis, experts warn

    Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the International HIV/Aids Alliance will publish a report that confirms HIV prevention services for drug injectors are losing out due to "changing donor policies and national government neglect".

    20 July 2014 | The Observer
  • HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings - 2014 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel

    In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation.

    19 July 2014 | Journal of the American Medical Association
  • European HIV+ IDUs share needles and inject more than HIV- IDUs

    Injection drug users (IDUs) in Western and Eastern Europe share injecting equipment and inject more often than HIV-negative IDUs, according to results of a meta-analysis involving 5328 IDUs in 7 countries. IDUs in Eastern European countries reported more high-risk behaviors than those in Western European countries.

    18 July 2014 | International AIDS Society
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