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  • PrEP
    Would an HIV-preventing drug change your world?
    BBC World Have Your Say (audio) | 11 hours ago

    BBC World Service phone-in discussion on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Contributors include Michael Weinstein (AIDS Healthcare Foundation), Helen Rees (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Garry Brough (Terrence Higgins Trust), David Campos (San Francisco Board of Supervisors) and PrEP users.

  • Starting treatment
    Why I Refused, Then Later Embraced, HIV Treatment | 14 hours ago

    "On good days, adhering to my pill is a positive affirmation of my life, an exercise in self-love. On bad days, it's just a pill I need to swallow, not terribly bitter but as mildly annoying as having to shave or tie my shoelaces every day. It's yet another thing to add to my list of things, but I do it anyway." Josh Kruger on his ambiguous relationship to HIV treatment.

  • Religion and faith
    The Impact of Faith-Based Organisations on Public Health and Social Capital
    Faith Action | 17 hours ago

    As a network of faith-based organisations, FaithAction knows that there are many faith groups up and down the country doing health-related work in their communities. However, the value of this work is in danger of not being recognised, both by the groups themselves and by policymakers, in large part because there is a lack of evidence around what is taking place and its effectiveness.

  • Cancer
    Population-based evidence for the preventative efficacy of quadrivalent HPV in Australia
    BMJ Group blogs | 17 hours ago

    A recently published study claims to provide the first whole population analysis of the impact on genital warts of a national HPV vaccination programme – and this may be the best predictor of the longer-term, and more important, cancer prevention benefits to be seen in future years. The findings show a decline of 89.9% in admissions involving warts from 2006/7 to 2010/11 for girls aged 12-17 yrs, a decline of 72.7% for women aged 18-26, and a decline of 38% for men aged 18-14 (the indirect effect of female vaccination).

  • Activism
    Treatment Action Campaign faces closure
    Health-e | 18 hours ago

    After almost two decades spent fighting for HIV treatment and access to medicines, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) may close its doors due to a severe funding shortage.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Europe: Pharma industry denies it lobbied for medicines to move to DG Enterprise
    EurActiv | 18 hours ago

    Europe’s pharmaceutical industry has said it did not lobby for medicines and medical devices to be moved from the European Commission's health directorate (DG Sanco) to the enterprise directorate (DG Enterprise).

  • HIV and criminal law
    While Rosemary Namubiru awaits appeal hearing, Uganda’s HIV response, healthworkers living in Uganda with HIV face questionable future
    Science Speaks | 18 hours ago

    As has often been the case since the start of the AIDS epidemic, coverage of evidence-based policy surrounding the virus did not receive anything approaching the prominence of sensationalized and incorrect coverage of those most affected.

  • Bone problems
    The puzzle of thin bones in young MSM
    CATIE | 18 hours ago

    In Amsterdam, researchers have established a large cohort, called AGEhIV, of both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people of similar age and risk behaviours. Young MSM in this study, regardless of HIV infection, were surprisingly at risk for having thinner-than-normal bones.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Investigating an outbreak of hepatitis C virus among MSM without HIV
    CATIE | 18 hours ago

    Given the reports about the high-risk practices taking place in London (and likely other cities in high-income countries), it is likely that cases of sexually transmitted HCV are also occurring in some HIV-negative MSM. To investigate this possibility, researchers in London reviewed health-related information collected from HIV-negative patients who sought care at selected clinics in that city.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Lifting U.S. Gay Blood Ban Could Increase Supply by 2% to 4%
    Poz magazine news | 18 hours ago

    Such an increase could help save the lives of more than 1.8 million people nationwide each year. 

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