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  • Vaccines
    South Africa: 'Massive' HIV Vaccine Trial Possible Soon
    AllAfrica | 8 hours ago

    The only HIV vaccine in the world that worked slightly in Thailand also seems to work on South Africans.

  • Contraception
    Oral contraception may become renewed option for HIV-positive women
    Oregon State University | 8 hours ago

    Contrary to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, new research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraceptives for birth control.

  • Adherence
    Factors Associated With 10 Years of Continuous Viral Load Suppression on HIV Treatment
    TheBody.com | 29 October 2014

    There is no magic formula for achieving 10 years of continuous viral load suppression on antiretroviral therapy in people living with HIV -- even perfect adherence didn't improve the chances of continuously suppressed viral loads, according to a poster analysis of the U.S. Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) cohort presented at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia.

  • Diabetes
    Call to action to halt the looming TB-diabetes co-epidemic
    Citizen News Service | 29 October 2014

    It is time to act and no time to waste. That is the urgent message of the report "The Looming Co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes: A Call to Action" launched jointly by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) at the opening day of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona. The report warns against the brewing storm of diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) that is no longer confined to the teacup.

  • TB prevention
    WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB infection
    Citizen News Service | 29 October 2014

    For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona.

  • Diabetes
    Health Experts: Perfect Storm of Diabetes and Tuberculosis Must Be Headed Off
    International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | 29 October 2014

    The report, The Looming Co-epidemic of TB Diabetes: A Call to Action (1), launched on the opening day of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain October 28 - November 1, synthesizes evidence from the medical and scientific literature, promotes an international policy framework for action, and lays out a new research agenda to fill knowledge gaps. The report challenges the conventional approach to health policymaking, which has historically addressed infectious diseases and noncommunicable (or “chronic”) diseases independently.

  • PrEP
    PrEP for a new era
    What's Up HIV (blog) | 29 October 2014

    It was an exciting morning for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using daily oral TDF/FTC (brand-name Truvada).

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Like HIV, Ebola Started Among Poor African People
    What's Up HIV (blog) | 29 October 2014

    Comments from Helen Rees: "Ebola started among poor African people in four pour African countries. It was only when [the number of] deaths started to be bigger and the world became insecure that the world mobilised a response... Now we are seeing fear and panic across the world - and we are getting stigma as a result."

  • Social and legal issues
    Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?
    The Body | 29 October 2014

    "It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

  • PrEP
    San Francisco to spend $300K improving access to PrEP
    San Francisco Examiner | 29 October 2014

    The Board of Supervisors approved spending $300,000 Tuesday to fund so-called navigators to help residents gain access to an HIV-prevention drug, PrEP. The funding will be used to hire people in nonprofits to help residents learn about the drug, which can reduce users' chances of being infected, and to help them use their existing benefits like Medi-Cal to cover the drug expenses.

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