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  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Biotech’s Hard Bargain
    The New Yorker | 16 hours ago

    Investors love drug companies in part because they often have tremendous pricing power. Drugs designed to fight rare diseases routinely cost two or three hundred thousand dollars; cancer drugs often cost a hundred grand. But the signs of a backlash are clear.

  • Policy
    How Sensationalist Media Coverage Hurts The Fight Against HIV
    Media Matters for America (blog) | 19 hours ago

    Significant steps have been taken in the fight against HIV/AIDS over the past several years, but media coverage of the issue all too often fixates on stories that sensationalize the spread of the disease and even encourage the criminalization of people with HIV.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Judge Gives HIV Dating Website a Break
    Courthouse News Service | 22 hours ago

    Online daters failed to show that misled them into believing their HIV and STD statuses would remain private, a federal judge ruled.

  • Hepatitis B
    Anti-HBV antiretrovirals may help ward off HBV infection in MSM
    International AIDS Society | 22 hours ago

    Three antiretrovirals that also help control hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection—tenofovir, emtricitabine, and lamivudine—may also prevent HBV infection, according to results of a retrospective analysis involving men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Netherlands.

  • Injecting drug use
    Reducing the Risk for HIV, Hepatitis C Among Injection Drug Users
    Infectious Disease Special Edition | 22 hours ago

    Coordinated education and counseling services can successfully control at-risk behaviors such as needle-sharing among injection drug users and thereby curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among this high-risk population, a new study has confirmed.

  • Behaviour change interventions
    Malawi to prioritise gender-based messages in response to HIV and TB
    Key Correspondents | 22 hours ago

    A new civil society charter to tackle HIV and TB is prioritising gender-based messages to help change people’s behaviour.

  • HIV and sex
    NEGATIVE: HIV Negative Gay Men Speaking for Themselves (video)
    My Fabulous Disease | 22 hours ago

    “Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around.” That was my only request when I sat down with each of four HIV negative gay men to create a short film about their lives and attitudes (video below). They held back nothing, sharing details of their sex lives, their fears of becoming infected, and, perhaps most surprising, what they really think of HIV positive guys.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Ugandan Health Workers Could Become Front-Line Enforcers Of Anti-Homosexuality Act
    BuzzFeed | 22 hours ago

    Updated draft guidelines propose to let health workers break confidentiality of LGBT patients when “a person has been sodomized” or in cases of “aggravated homosexuality.”

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    HIV at 30: 'I've faced three decades since my diagnosis'
    Daily Telegraph | 22 hours ago

    Thirty years ago, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was discovered. Here, Paul Clift, who at 59 is one of the UK's longest known survivors, reveals his experiences with HIV - and how attitudes to this once feared disease are changing.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Studies investigate presence of hepatitis C virus among gay and bisexual men
    CATIE | 22 hours ago

    A review of epidemiological studies on hepatitis C in gay and bisexual men, including those who are HIV negative.

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