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  • PrEP
    How gay men in London ask for PEP to get PrEP
    Greg Owen blog | 8 hours ago

    Greg Owen describes how increasing numbers of gay men in London are 'clinic hopping' in order to claim P:E:P (post-exposure prophylaxis) and instead using it as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis).

  • Hepatitis B
    HIV Drugs Provide Added Benefit of Protecting Against Hepatitis B Virus
    Johns Hopkins Medicine | 11 hours ago

    A cohort study involving 2,400 men who have sex with men has shown that men with HIV who were treated effectively with HIV therapy — defined as no detectable HIV virus in the blood — were the least likely (80 percent less likely) to get infected with HBV over a median follow-up of approximately 9.5 years, compared with men with HIV who were not on HIV therapy or men who had detectable HIV virus while on HIV therapy.

  • People who inject drugs
    Surge in new HIV cases linked to ‘snow blow’ drug use
    Irish Examiner | 11 hours ago

    A surge in the number of new cases of HIV among intravenous drug users in Dublin this year has been linked to the growing use of a new drug known as “snow blow”.

  • PrEP
    How Australians can get HIV prevention drugs now
    Same Same | 12 hours ago

    With so many Australian gay men now keen to protect their sexual health by taking an HIV prevention medication regularly, a new PrEP Access Now group is spreading details about how to order the pills online.

  • Alcohol
    To treat HIV, curb drinking
    Yale Daily News | 12 hours ago

    Treating alcohol use problems in HIV-positive patients may lead to better management of the virus and its treatment, according to a new study done by Yale researchers in collaboration with the University of Connecticut and Louisiana State University.

  • Promoting HIV testing
    European HIV- Hepatitis testing week 2015: Participating in 2015?
    European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week | 13 hours ago

    Participating in 2015? You'll need to sign up again even if you participated in previous years.

  • The search for a cure
    Reports of HIV 'breakthrough' and 'cure' are premature
    NHS Behind the Headlines | 12 October 2015

    "HIV breakthrough could lead to a cure," the Mail Online says, reporting on a study which looked at the phenomenon known as post-treatment control – where people with HIV remain in remission, even after treatment with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs is withdrawn.

  • Finance and funding
    India risks backsliding on success against HIV - UN envoy
    Reuters | 12 October 2015

    New HIV infections in India could rise for the first time in more than a decade because states are mismanaging a prevention programme, the United Nations envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific said. Earlier this year the Prime Minister cut the federal AIDS budget by a fifth and asked states to fill the gap, even though their poorly-run bureaucracies were already slow in releasing funds to their AIDS prevention units.

  • Outcomes and prognosis
    Sobering Results from Real World HIV Treatment Analysis
    MedPage Today | 12 October 2015

    The proportion of people with HIV whose treatment is successful appears lower in the real world than in clinical trials, a researcher said here.

  • Side-effects
    TAF and TDF Compared for Kidney, Bone Toxicity in Black HIV+ Patients
    Monthly Prescribing Reference | 12 October 2015

    Including tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) in single-tablet elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine (E/C/F/TAF) is associated with reduced renal and bone toxicity compared to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing single-tablet (E/C/F/TDF) therapy, according to an analysis of data from two Phase 3 trials, reported at IDWeek 2015.

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