All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • PrEP
    Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug
    The Age (Melbourne) | 17 hours ago

    A man has tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic while participating in a trial of PrEP, an antiretroviral drug credited with preventing the spread of the disease. It's understood just over a week ago, he tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic. On Monday, a spokesman at The Alfred confirmed researchers were "reviewing the clinical details of a man who has tested positive to HIV while being a registered participant of the Victorian PrEPX study."

  • Finance and funding
    Health agency spends more on travel than AIDS
    Medical Xpress | 17 hours ago

    According to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press, the United Nations health agency routinely has spent about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health, including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Hong Kong could see 35 per cent surge in HIV cases by 2021, report says
    South China Morning Post | 17 hours ago

    The number of Hongkongers living with HIV is expected to surge by 35 per cent in the coming four years, with 74 per cent of infections taking place among men who have sex with men, according to the latest report by the government’s Advisory Council on AIDS.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism
    New York Times | 18 hours ago

    Larry Kramer — writer, advocate, “loudmouth” — helped define AIDS activism and gay life. He ruffled some feathers along the way.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Merck Receives CHMP Positive Opinion Recommending Approval of ISENTRESS® (raltegravir) 600 mg in the European Union
    Merck press release | 19 hours ago

    In adults and pediatric patients (weighing at least 40 kg), the recommended dosage is 1,200 mg (two 600 mg tablets) once daily for treatment-naïve patients or patients who are virologically suppressed on an initial regimen of ISENTRESS 400 mg twice daily.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    CHMP recommends for approval generic version of Atripla
    EATG | 19 hours ago

    At its May meeting, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended for approval a generic version of Atripla – Efavirenz/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir disoproxil Zentiva (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil) for the treatment of HIV infection.

  • PrEP
    PrEP in the Transgender Population: New Study to Examine Effects
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 19 hours ago

    Transgender women are a fast-growing and disenfranchised population of HIV-positive people in the United States, but few opportunities are available for transgender individuals to be involved in HIV research. Including the transgender community in HIV studies is necessary to design preventive and curative approaches that can be applied across the entire spectrum of genders.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    'We have an epidemic.' Kentucky now leads the nation in Hepatitis C infection rate
    Lexington Herald Leader | 20 hours ago

    Growing intravenous drug use by people sharing syringes to inject heroin and other substances continues to drive new hepatitis C infections in Kentucky, which ultimately could mean a staggering cost to taxpayers to treat people with the disease.

  • Harm reduction
    Canada: Streamlined injection-site conditions become law
    Globe & Mail | 21 May 2017

    A piece of legislation that makes it easier to open supervised injection sites has become law, replacing Harper-era regulations that effectively stalled the harm-reduction service as overdose deaths climbed.

  • Harm reduction
    Jane Philpott says pharmaceutical heroin a potential lifesaver in opioid epidemic
    CBC | 21 May 2017

    Giving people with severe addictions prescription heroin could save lives as Canada continues to struggle with an opioid overdose epidemic, says Health Minister Jane Philpott.

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