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  • Cardiovascular disease
    The Heart of the Matter: Lowering your risk of heart disease
    Poz | 03 October 2015

    People with HIV are at a greater risk for heart disease than the general population, even when they are taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and have a fully suppressed virus. What can you do to lower that risk?

  • Delivery of care
    HIV: Experience Level of Family Physicians Matters
    Medscape (requires free registration) | 03 October 2015

    The study found that family physician HIV experience was strongly associated with receipt of ART by HIV-positive patients, especially among those seeing only family physicians for their care; those seeing a family physician with the highest level of HIV experience were almost twice as likely to receive ART as counterparts seeing less experienced family physicians.

  • Contraception
    Vaginal Infections May Help Explain Link Between Hormonal Contraception and Increased HIV Risk | 03 October 2015

    Hormones may alter genital tract immunity in a way that makes women more prone to bacterial and viral infections, while disturbances in natural vaginal microbes may also contribute to the association seen in some studies between use of hormonal contraceptives such as Dep-Provera and susceptibility to HIV infection, according to a laboratory study published in the online journal mBio.

  • People who inject drugs
    Take-home Naloxone from October 2015
    Naloxone Action Group | 03 October 2015

    Naloxone, which can be effective in reversing heroin overdoses, is, from the 1 October 2015, more readily available for those that need it. Although naloxone will remain a prescription only medicine, the legislative change will crucially mean people working in drug treatment services are able to supply the drug, without a prescription, to anyone needing it to stop a heroin overdose.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    AIDS Activists Protest Price Gauging of Meds by Hedge Funds
    Poz magazine news | 03 October 2015

    Martin Shkreli is a parasitic turd for jacking up the price of a lifesaving med, so we brought him some kitty litter, said activists.

  • Types of HIV tests
    TV star Dr Christian condemns ‘joke’ HIV test apps and calls on app stores to ban them
    Pink News | 03 October 2015

    Television star Dr Christian Jessen has condemned mobile apps which allow users to “prank” friends into thinking they are HIV positive.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    FixHepC, the buyers club for hepatitis C drug, inundated with inquiries
    Sydney Morning Herald | 02 October 2015

    A new Dallas-style buyers club to help thousands of hepatitis C sufferers get life-saving drugs at a fraction of the cost being charged by a pharmaceutical giant has been inundated with inquiries in its first week.

  • Global health initiatives
    Ebola is all but over, but the postmortem on the World Health Organization is just getting started
    The Guardian | 01 October 2015

    Thousands died in west Africa, but the biggest victim could be the ineffectual World Health Organization, which acted far too slowly to contain the outbreak. A year after the peak of the Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and threw the US and Europe into a panic, it is the global health system that is under scrutiny. In particular, the WHO is in the dock for failing to act soon enough. Big questions are being asked about its competence and its future.

  • PrEP
    Willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has increased among Australian gay and bisexual men
    Centre for Social Research in Health press release | 01 October 2015

    Many Australian gay and bisexual men are aware of PrEP, are interested in it and support their peers using it to protect themselves from HIV. Current knowledge of PrEP is, however, relatively patchy and most men are not willing to have sex with someone who is using PrEP, which may reflect wariness about the technology while it is relatively new.

  • Recreational drug use
    Recovering from Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life
    My Fabulous Disease | 01 October 2015

    For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life.

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