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  • Combatting stigma
    General Election 2015: Green party candidate becomes first to reveal Aids diagnosis
    The Independent | 1 hour ago

    In an interview with Buzzfeed News, David Kirwan, who is the Green’s candidate for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, said he was speaking out about his illness in an attempt to end the "secrecy and stigma" which surrounds the condition.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    HIV prevention and risk behaviors follow weekly patterns
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 18 hours ago

    The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is slightly lower on weekends, according to a new analysis.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Publishing HIV sufferers’ identities not permitted, says Greek committee
    Kathimerini | 27 April 2015

    The government on Tuesday officially repealed a controversial legal provision that was issued three years ago “to curb the spread of infectious diseases” but was widely condemned for stigmatizing women with HIV, particularly prostitutes, as it allowed their details to be made public.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Military Court Vacates Affirmation of HIV Charges Against Ken Pinkela
    Poz magazine news | 27 April 2015

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has vacated the decision of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) to affirm HIV-related charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment against Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Pinkela of the U.S. Army.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination
    Reuters | 27 April 2015

    Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs to all those who need them.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    The Day AIDS Hit the Fashion Industry
    The Atlantic | 25 April 2015

    Thirty years ago, Seventh Avenue lost its first designer to the disease during a time when people were afraid to even say its name.

  • Ageing and HIV
    UCLA research links HIV to age-accelerating cellular changes
    UCLA press release | 23 April 2015

    Study suggests adults infected with the virus can develop age-related diseases a decade earlier than their uninfected peers.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2015
    EASL | 23 April 2015

    These EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decision-making process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic HCV infections.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination
    Reuters | 23 April 2015

    Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs to all those who need them.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Report: Hepatitis C in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Epidemic and Response
    EATG | 23 April 2015

    The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of some of the key aspects of the hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic and response in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). It is also intended to outline tools and opportunities for civil society (CS) and community-based groups and individuals working on expanding access to HCV treatment in the region.

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