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  • People and personal stories
    Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive
    BuzzFeed News | 26 February 2017

    “I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.

  • People and personal stories
    Didier Lestrade: My First 30 Years with HIV
    Vice | 26 February 2017

    French HIV/AIDS activist Didier Lestrade reflects on a lifetime spent fighting the epidemic, in both public and private.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Egypt targets hepatitis C patients for medical tourism
    International Medical Tourism Journal | 24 February 2017

    In mid 2016, Prime Pharma, a private Egyptian pharmaceutical company, launched Tour n’ Cure to revive therapeutic tourism in Egypt. The first target is hepatitis C patients from around the world. Countries targeted are Spain, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and the UK.

  • Kidney problems
    HIV-positive kidney failure patients face greater hurdles in receiving necessary transplants
    University of Alabama Birmingham press release | 24 February 2017

    A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant — especially from living donors — than their uninfected counterparts.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Report highlights sexual health barriers for gay Asian men in New South Wales
    Star Observer | 23 February 2017

    The research shows that sexual practices among gay Asian men in Sydney have changed over recent years. Rates of condomless intercourse with casual partners have increased to 37 per cent from 14 per cent in 2002, now on par with the general gay community. ACON call for effective strategies to enhance HIV prevention and education in the community.

  • Women
    Women at the centre: WHO issues new guidance on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV
    World Health Organization | 23 February 2017

    A woman-centred approach to healthcare is one that consciously adopts the perspectives of women, their families and communities. This means that health services see women as active participants in, as well as beneficiaries of, trusted health systems that respond to women’s needs, rights and preferences in humane and holistic ways.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    How to Keep HIV Cure-Related Trials Ethical: The Benefit/Risk Ratio Challenge
    BMJ Blogs | 22 February 2017

    While high or unknown risks are a mainstay of early-phase trials in areas like cancer research, cure study participants typically have a safe and efficacious alternative to those risks: remaining on antiretrovirals. Can we justify asking patients who are doing well on antiretrovirals to accept the risk and uncertainty of many HIV cure-related trials? If we cannot, we might need to give up on the hope of curing HIV, or of achieving controlled remission.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Personal Story: an interview with Gordon Scott
    HIV Scotland | 22 February 2017

    Gordon Scott spent 35 years working in the field of HIV. Read about his early career and the first cases of HIV in Edinburgh during the mid-nineties in this first of a two-part interview.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Messi visits Egypt to promote Hepatitis C treatment
    Daily News Egypt | 22 February 2017

    Supported by the Egyptian ministries of tourism and aviation, Prime Pharma started a campaign titled “Tour n’ Cure” to promote tourism treatment in Egypt, with Messi being chosen as ambassador for the campaign worldwide.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Deal reduces price of life-saving hepatitis C drugs for Canadians
    The Globe and Mail | 22 February 2017

    Tens of thousands of Canadian patients with mild versions of chronic hepatitis C could soon receive public funding for medications that cure the infection now that the provinces have sealed a deal with three pharmaceutical companies to reduce the cost of the ultra-expensive drugs.

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