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  • Science Daily | 2 hours ago

  • Sexual transmission
    Getting to the bottom of it: Anal sex, rectal fluid, and HIV transmission
    CATIE | 15 hours ago

    While there is no doubt that semen, pre-ejaculate (pre-cum), and blood can contribute to the risk of HIV transmission through anal sex; it seems there is less clarity among frontline service providers on whether rectal fluid should also be included on this list. This article looks at what rectal fluid is, whether or not it can contain and transmit HIV, and the implications for prevention education.

  • TB prevention
    TB Epidemic Threat Hangs Over Ukraine Conflict
    InterPress Service | 18 hours ago

    Doctors are warning of a worsening tuberculosis epidemic in Eastern Ukraine as the continuing conflict there begins to take a heavy toll on public health. With thousands of people fleeing the region every day, medical supplies severely disrupted and those left behind under growing physical stress and increasingly unable to access medical services, conditions are ripe for a rise in new TB cases.

  • Injecting drug users
    Experts Say Russia Not Ready to Fight HIV - The Moscow Times
    Google Alerts HIV | 18 hours ago

    People walking past the pharmacy where volunteers chat with Olesya — an intravenous drug user with HIV — glare at the young woman, quickening their pace as they go. Others, many of them also young women, stop to accept the clean clean syringes, HIV tests and pregnancy tests being handed out as part of an outreach program to do the things that many specialists say authorities are not: acknowledge the fact that a full-blown HIV epidemic is becoming more and more of a reality each day.

  • PrEP
    Intimacy a strong motivator for PrEP HIV prevention
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 18 hours ago

    Many HIV-negative gay or bisexual men in steady relationships with other HIV-negative men don't always use condoms out of a desire for intimacy. That same desire, according to a new study, makes such men more inclined to use antiretroviral medications to prevent getting HIV, a recommended practice known as PrEP.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Britain Has No Problem Paying for Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs
    Businessweek | 19 August 2014

    The U.K.’s decision to recommend Sovaldi was far from a sure thing. But once the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence was convinced that Sovaldi is cost-effective, the decision to pay for it is simple, because one entity pays for all the medical care in the U.K. If treating a patient with costly drugs now prevents a more expensive liver transplant in 15 years, that savings accrues to the National Health Service—and ultimately to British taxpayers.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds
    Science Speaks | 19 August 2014

    Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    From HIV to Ebola: How to protect health workers in West Africa
    Devex | 19 August 2014

    What can we learn from the global response to HIV and AIDS that can be applied now to aid workers dealing with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa? Mead Over, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, urges donors to help affected governments protect health workers in Ebola-affected areas.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Teen Anal Sex Study: 6 Unexpected Findings
    Live Science | 18 August 2014

    Anal sex can hurt, that much seems clear. But a new study of British teenagers also reveals a few aspects of this sexual activity that are perhaps more surprising.

  • Discrimination and the law
    Passengers with HIV sue China's Spring Airlines
    BBC News | 18 August 2014

    Two passengers with HIV are suing a budget Chinese airline for refusing to let them board a plane. Local media reports say the two men and a friend - who does not have HIV - were prevented from boarding a Spring Airlines plane at Shenyang airport.

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