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  • 'It's Destroyed People's Lives': The Shocking Rise in Hepatitis C-Related Deaths

    Hepatitis C is preventable and curable—but it now kills more Americans than any other disease. According to experts, stigma against intravenous drug users and sex workers may be to blame.

    22 June 2016 | VICE
  • Hepatitis C: Treating People Who Inject Drugs

    How can HCV specialists best work with addiction centers to bring potential patients into more complete and comprehensive HCV care?

    21 June 2016 | HCV Next
  • Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

    Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one.

    16 June 2016 | The Guardian
  • Motivational harm-reduction more effective than education among at-risk injectors

    Injectors at risk of infection due to sharing equipment responded best to brief risk-reduction counselling based on motivational rather than educational principles, offering a way to augment the benefits of harm reduction services.

    14 June 2016 | Drug & Alcohol Findings
  • A boring killer?

    Only 3% of people who have hep C in England have received treatment. What?! How on earth is that acceptable? The problem is that this infection primarily affects injecting drug users and stigma around drug use is preventing public outrage – outrage that could spur on better health treatment.

    14 June 2016 | Addaction
  • First supervised drug injection centre set to open in Dublin this year

    Health Minister Simon Harris has confirmed that the government intends to proceed with plans to open a medically supervised injection centre in Dublin this year.

    09 June 2016 |
  • UN pledges to end Aids epidemic but plan barely mentions those most at risk

    UN member states have pledged to end the Aids epidemic by 2030, but campaigners say the strategy adopted by the 193-nation general assembly on Wednesday barely mentions those most at risk of contracting HIV/Aids: men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and intravenous drug users. Activists walked out in protest after the resolution was adopted.

    09 June 2016 | The Guardian
  • 2016 U.N. Political Declaration on Ending AIDS a disappointing and unprincipled setback in the fight against AIDS

    The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is profoundly dismayed with the decision made by a majority of United Nations member states to adopt a flawed document. The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by 2030 was meant to provide a compass for global and national policy, law, regulation, funding and programming. It could have been an important advocacy tool for civil society to hold governments to account. Sadly, the Declaration misses the mark—by a long shot. It fails to advance the needs, interests and rights of those most affected by HIV.

    09 June 2016 | GNP+
  • Men who have sex with men, sex workers groups ask: Will next UN political declaration on HIV and AIDS exclude most affected, least reached populations?

    As world representatives meet this week to set next course on HIV, deletions of key populations raise questions on commitment to ambitious 90-90-90 goals.

    07 June 2016 | Science Speaks
  • How to meet the first-ever global hepatitis targets

    It will be critical to ensure that the ambitious targets towards HCV elimination by 2030 are accompanied by predictable and focussed funding for testing, prevention and treatment, especially for middle-income countries, which suffer from the highest burden of HCV infections. In addition, placing the most at risk populations, in particular PWID, at the centre of the response will be essential. Despite dramatic advances in science with new medicines able to cure nearly all PLHCV, including people co-infected with HIV and the emergence of promising policies, the question of access to care by the communities most in need remains.

    06 June 2016 | International AIDS Society
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