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  • Maximizing the benefits of antiretroviral therapy for key populations
    International AIDS Society | 1 hour ago

    “Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.

  • Sex workers
    AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV
    CBC | 1 hour ago

    Marginalizing sex workers makes them less able to enforce condom use or seek treatment, advocate says.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Queensland to adopt British Columbia Treatment as Prevention Strategy
    Manual Items | 1 hour ago

    Queensland is the latest international jurisdiction to implement TasP. Panama, China, France, Spain and Brazil have already signed on, and US cities including New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. are adopting the Treatment as Prevention model.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Dutch Doctor Killed on MH17 Saved Lives With Advocacy, Research
    Bloomberg | 1 hour ago

    Two months before veteran AIDS researcher Joep Lange perished in the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over Ukraine, he was in Moscow, pressing for Russia to start programs to prevent HIV spread among drug users.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    I'm HIV-Positive, and I Have No Interest in News About HIV Cures
    Philadelphia Magazine (blog) | 1 hour ago

    There is already a way to eradicate HIV/AIDS, and Pa. is pretty good at it. Too bad it’s politically impossible to implement nationally.

  • Treatment for women
    South Africa: Govt Unveils Lifelong ARVs for Pregnant Women
    AllAfrica | 1 hour ago

    All pregnant, HIV positive women will go onto lifelong antiretroviral treatment from January, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced in his health budget vote yesterday.

  • Injecting drug use
    Australia's success in methadone treatment could guide Russia, UN says
    The Guardian | 1 hour ago

    Australia could prove critical in convincing Russia to change laws preventing heroin addicts from accessing opiate treatment programs, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Aids in eastern Europe and central Asia said.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Twenty-Plus Positive Years: An AIDS Survivor Dialogue in Melbourne
    BETA blog | 1 hour ago

    An afternoon session, titled “Twenty Plus Positive Dialogues: People Who Have Lived with HIV for 20 Years or More,” on July 22 at the International AIDS Conference Global Village featured long-term AIDS survivors and high-level U.S. and global AIDS policymakers, and ended up less a debate and more about stories told.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Police must play role in preventing HIV among criminalised groups
    Key Correspondents | 1 hour ago

    Delegates at the 20th International AIDS conference are tackling the issue of law enforcement policies and practices that often undermine the efforts of public health officials to reduce HIV transmission.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Opioid Therapy No Bar to Novel HCV Drugs
    MedPage Today | 1 hour ago

    People on opioid substitution therapy for drug addiction can be safely and effectively treated for hepatitis C (HCV) with an investigational combination of medications, researchers said here.

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