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  • PrEP
    Queen’s University Announces Novel Drug Delivery System With Potential to Reduce HIV Rates
    Infection Control Today | 16 February 2018

    Queen’s, along with their collaborators, PATH, ViiV Healthcare, the Population Council and LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG will combine their complementary expertise to develop a novel microarray patch for HIV PrEP in preparation for future clinical trials.

  • Harm reduction
    How both sides in Ukraine's war are losing the HIV battle | 16 February 2018

    Displacement, aid delivery issues, and different strategies are all feeding a raging epidemic.

  • Epidemiology
    Nigeria accounts for 14% global HIV daily infections — UN
    Vanguard | 16 February 2018

    he Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, has said it is planning to increase its investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, while it disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 14 percent of global HIV infections daily.

  • Combatting stigma
    Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?
    Gay Star News | 15 February 2018

    For many people living with HIV, it is the stigma that they face that now provides the greatest challenge. Attitudes towards people living with HIV have not progressed as rapidly or as positively as the medical treatment has.

  • Discrimination and the law
    New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance
    New York Times | 15 February 2018

    State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    South Africa: Focus on blessers driving HIV
    Medical Brief | 15 February 2018

    They are known as the players, plyers, sugar daddies or blessers. They enter into relationships with young girls as a transaction: you give me unprotected sex and I give you money, a cell phone, airtime, new clothes, make up, school fees, a car, whatever you or your family might need. South African healthcare workers should actively implement and support strategies that target people at risk and “blessers” who are driving the HIV epidemic among young women.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds
    BBC | 14 February 2018

    The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life". A third are happy to have sex on a first date but most did not take any precautions against sexually transmitted infections when they started having sex with a new partner.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    Promising MSF Research Highlights Immense Benefits, Need for Expanded Use of DR-TB Drug Combination
    MSF press release | 14 February 2018

    New research published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides strong evidence that a combination of two new drugs for tuberculosis (TB)—the world’s leading infectious disease killer—could be used to treat drug-resistant (DR-TB) forms of the disease. These findings encourage the wider use of these medicines in combination for DR-TB patients worldwide.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    How Avram Finkelstein Changed The Way We Think About AIDS — With One Pink Triangle
    Forward | 14 February 2018

    In the 1980s the American Jewish artist and writer Avram Finkelstein was a co-creator of the iconic AIDS crisis protest poster which features a pink triangle with the words “Silence=Death.”

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    New Research Leverages Social Media to Better Estimate MSM Populations
    Global Forum on MSM & HIV | 14 February 2018

    MSMGF recently released a report in conjunction with partners at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Hornet Gay Social Network, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Enda-Santé, and the Rollins School of Public Health to use data from social media to better estimate populations of gay and bisexual men in a number of PEPFAR countries ahead of the upcoming Country Operation Planning (COP) process.

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