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  • Injecting drug use
    Safe injection facilities: more than just a place to shoot drugs
    The Conversation | 1 hour ago

    After more than ten years of experimenting with safe injection facilities in other countries, what additional evidence do we need? Beyond reducing health care and social services costs, a SIF facilitates drug treatment, and can provide bridges to new social networks so that those most ravaged by addiction can become productive members of society.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    TB/HIV Research Frontiers Meeting in conjunction with the 22nd Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2015)
    World Health Organization | 2 hours ago

    The objective of the meeting was to discuss and promote high level scientific interchange on ideas and updates about ongoing clinical trials on empirical TB treatment for preventing early mortality in people living with HIV and assess their eventual impact on policy change. The meeting also discussed the prospect of using rifamycins for prevention of tuberculosis in resource limited settings with high TB and HIV prevalence.

  • Treatment interruptions
    Markers of Immune Exhaustion Predict Post-Treatment Control in HIV Patients
    The Body | 2 hours ago

    Biomarkers of immune exhaustion were associated with how long a patient was able to control HIV after treatment was interrupted, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Natco Pharma ties up with Gilead on hepatitis C drugs
    Reuters | 18 hours ago

    Natco, a mid-sized player in India's crowded pharmaceutical industry, is the latest generic drugmaker to team up with Gilead on Sovaldi, having previously attempted to block the U.S. firm from getting a patent for the breakthrough drug in India in the hope of producing a cheaper version on its own. In September, Gilead announced similar licensing deals with seven other generic drugmakers.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    HCV Drugs Costly but Cure Might Not Be
    MedPage Today | 18 hours ago

    Despite controversy over the cost of new hepatitis C (HCV) medications, they appear to be cheaper on a per-cure basis than earlier drugs, a researcher said here.

  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    Pakistan: Factory making fake Hepatitis C drug raided
    The International News | 18 hours ago

    Assisted by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), personnel of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) raided one of the local industries in Islamabad’s Kahuta industrial area here Saturday, leading to the discovery of unlawful manufacturing of Sofasbuvir tablets, which are used for the treatment of Hepatitis C, and Everlong tablets, the registration of which has long been withdrawn.

  • Discrimination and the law
    Emirati man with HIV held for more than a decade at health facility
    The National | 21 hours ago

    An Emirati man with HIV has been waiting 16 years to be released from a government clinic because his family won’t give their consent. The centre stipulates that a family member must consent to Mr Al Mazrouei’s release.

  • Task shifting
    Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response
    Science Speaks | 04 March 2015

    While the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday at a Capitol Hill briefing.

  • The search for a cure
    Study of potential HIV 'cure' wins FDA nod
    San Francisco Business Times | 04 March 2015

    The trial at the City of Hope medical center will take blood-producing stem cells from patients infected with HIV and use a kind of molecular scissors — enzymes called zinc finger nucleases — to edit a protein that the virus uses to infect cells. The method was developed by Richmond's Sangamo BioSciences Inc.

  • Lipodystrophy
    Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start
    BETA blog | 04 March 2015

    New findings show that people with higher viral loads when starting ART for the first time are more likely to undergo substantial body composition changes, such as an increased amount of fat in the abdominal area (called “central adiposity”), than those who start treatment with a lower viral load (abstract 140).

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