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  • Contraception
    One in four HIV-positive women in Central America pressured to sterilise - study
    Thomson Reuters | 10 hours ago

    HIV-positive women in Central America are being pressured to undergo sterilisation by prejudiced health workers and misled about the risk of the virus being transmitted to their unborn children, a study showed.

  • Injecting drug use
    The moment that stunned Q&A’s AIDS audience
    The New Daily | 13 hours ago

    Monday night’s episode of panel discussion juggernaut Q&A was always going to be important. Yet the show was arguably stolen by Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, who has faced considerable backlash in her home country as the chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

  • HIV treatment in children
    Now or Never: The Urgency of Closing the Treatment Gap for Children Living with HIV/AIDS
    AIDS 2014 conference blog | 13 hours ago

    It is time for the international community led by UNAIDS to set an ambitious but feasible target for the number of HIV-positive children to be put on treatment. Countries with the highest paediatric HIV burdens, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, must take the lead to scale up treatment coverage for their HIV-positive children.

  • PrEP
    Dr Joseph Sonnabend: The WHO's unwise recommendation for gay men
    POZ | 13 hours ago

    Since we really have relatively very little information about PrEP, and almost none about its use on a population level such a broad recommendation by the WHO is absolutely inappropriate, so maybe faced with increasing HIV infections among gay men, the WHO is simply giving up and proposing an unproved intervention out of desperation.

  • In The HIV Response, Who is ‘Hard to Reach’?
    Human Rights Watch | 14 hours ago

    We have found that it is not the individuals at risk of HIV infection who are hard to reach. It’s the politicians and policymakers who adopt ideological rather than evidence-based programs. But HIV researchers too seem to be hard to reach at times, failing to investigate political determinants of health, and the impact of laws, policies, and enforcement on HIV vulnerability and access to care.

  • Activism
    NAT tribute to Martine de Schutter
    NAT press release | 14 hours ago

    Martine de Schutter from the Dutch sexual health and HIV organisation Aids Fonds was one of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. NAT wishes to pay tribute to a tireless and inspiring colleague who has been for many years central to improving the response to HIV across the European region.

  • Epidemiology
    Kenya: 65 Percent of New HIV Infections in Only Nine Counties
    AllAfrica | 14 hours ago

    65% of new HIV infections occur in only nine of the 47 counties. The Kenya HIV prevention revolution road map shows that new infection rates are highest in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, Migori and Kisii counties respectively.

  • Treatment guidelines
    HIV drugs treatment to start earlier - Motsoaledi
    Independent Online | 14 hours ago

    South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Wednesday.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    UNAIDS and partners launch initiative to improve HIV diagnostics
    UNAIDS | 18 hours ago

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has joined with global and regional partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services.

  • Sex workers
    AIDS 2014: The Lancet Launches Special Issue on HIV and Sex Work
    Science Speaks | 18 hours ago

    A remarkable and unprecedented collaboration between scientists and community leaders, the special issue of The Lancet on HIV and sex workers was launched at a special symposium in Melbourne on Tuesday. This effort marks the first Lancet special issue that has included a community person as a guest editor and each of the papers in the issue has a sex worker as a co-author.

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