All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • Lipodystrophy
    Two Experts Discuss HIV, Abdominal Fat and Body Shape Changes
    The Body | 9 hours ago

    Watch's HIV and Aging Expert Nelson Vergel interview Dr. Stephen Grinspoon, Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of a Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital about the causes of body shape changes in HIV -- and most importantly, what you can do about them.

  • Treatment guidelines
    Tanzania: ARVs Now for Any CD4 Count
    AllAfrica | 10 hours ago

    People living with HIV would from October start anti-retroviral treatment straightaway given any CD4 cell count upon testing, the government has announced.

  • Health monitoring in resource-limited settings
    HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO
    BBC Health | 10 hours ago

    A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.

  • How HIV causes disease
    Mutational tug of war over HIV's disease-inducing potential
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 10 hours ago

    A study from Emory AIDS researchers shows how the expected disease severity when someone is newly infected by HIV reflects a balance between the virus' invisibility to the host's immune system and its ability to reproduce.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Tackling Shigella in gay and bisexual men
    Public Health England | 23 August 2016

    It’s worrying to see new figures showing a sustained increase in cases of Shigella likely to have been sexually-acquired between men who have sex with men (MSM).

  • Harm reduction
    Hysteria about drugs and harm minimisation. It's always the same old story
    The Guardian | 23 August 2016

    "No matter how impressive the evidence of benefits, or how weak the evidence of serious side effects or how badly a strategy is needed, new harm reduction strategies are always greeted the same way: with relentless hostility. Debates about harm reduction always follow the same pattern. Hysterical fears are confidently asserted as if proven beyond doubt while potential benefits, often based on considerable research and experience, are dismissed or ignored."

  • People and personal stories
    Having Sex With Poz Men Helped Kick My Fear of HIV
    The Advocate | 23 August 2016

    The fear of contracting HIV has run my life for what feels like forever, and I’m not willing to let it control me any longer.

  • Global health initiatives
    Bill Clinton’s valedictory for the family charity includes a farewell to AIDS health initiative
    Washington Post | 23 August 2016

    Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he will step aside from a health-care charity he founded if Hillary Clinton is elected president, further severing ties between a potential second Clinton White House and the Clinton Foundation born of the first one.

  • PrEP
    European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Gilead’s Once-Daily Truvada® For Reducing the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV-1
    Gilead press release | 22 August 2016

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for once-daily Truvada® (emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil 245 mg; FTC/TDF) in combination with safer-sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection among uninfected adults at high risk, a strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

  • PrEP
    Make your voice heard on PrEP in England – take part in the PrEP public consultation
    Prepster | 22 August 2016

    PrEPster, along with NAT and THT, and other organisations in the United4PrEP coalition is urging individuals and institutions to take part in the NHS England PrEP consultation. The results from the consultation will be considered by the NHS England committee (CPAG) that makes the final decision on PrEP. Together, we’ve produced toolkits that assist individuals and organisations in responding to the consultation, along with sample responses.

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