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  • HIV and sex
    Bug chasing and me
    Beyond Positive | 17 April 2014

    Recently I have come into contact with a number of people on online who have asked me to “poz” them. How did a virus like HIV become fetishized, and what happens when they become positive?

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia
    Russia Today | 17 April 2014

    A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    NHS England agrees funding for life-saving hepatitis C drug
    NHS England (press release) | 17 April 2014

    NHS England has approved an £18.7 million investment in a new drug for the treatment of hepatitis C. Around 500 patients with acute liver failure, and/or awaiting liver transplantation, are expected to benefit from the decision to fund Sofosbuvir.

  • Combatting stigma
    A tale of two women dealing with HIV and self-stigma
    Key Correspondents | 17 April 2014

    Zimbabwean people living with HIV recently took part in a 12-week course on dealing with self-stigma and other negative thoughts that people have in relation to themselves. The initiative was different in the sense that previous efforts to address HIV-related stigma have focused on “changing people out there,” the project manager, Nadine Ferris France told us. “We don’t have many programmes that are actually focused on us, programmes that are dealing with the negative thoughts that we have about ourselves and that’s self-stigma,” she said.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    England: Patients with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to get new drug
    The Guardian | 17 April 2014

    The NHS is to pay for around 500 people with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to receive Sofosbuvir, a new drug which could cure them, without waiting for guidance from the advisory body, Nice.

  • Outcomes and prognosis
    As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes
    The Spectator | 17 April 2014

    One of the most feared diseases in the world is now, for British doctors, a manageable chronic condition. It’s a triumph we’re oddly scared to talk about

  • PrEP
    Px Wire: Long-Acting Injectables
    AVAC | 17 April 2014

    In this issue, we review the research on long-acting injectable antiretrovirals for treatment in HIV-positive people and PrEP in HIV-negative people. The pathways for developing these products have key similarities as well as differences—and as the same drugs advance for treatment and PrEP, it will be key to communicate these.

  • PrEP
    Petition to Remove AHF's Michael Weinstein for "Party Drug" remark about PrEP | 16 April 2014

    A former model for one of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)'s campaigns has set up an online petition demanding the resignation of Michael Weinstein, Chief Executive of AHF, after he described Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis as a "party drug".

  • HIV and sex
    When HIV is a turn-on
    Salon | 16 April 2014

    Treasure Island Media’s new porn film, “Viral Loads,” is stoking controversy by fetishizing HIV and transmission risk.

  • HIV prevention policy
    ‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention
    Brown Daily Herald | 16 April 2014

    Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. Low-income communities with high minority populations — especially African-American and Hispanic populations — are hot spots and although this information has been previously published, it has not been used to target HIV treatment effectively.

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