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  • Finance and funding
    London HIV Prevention Contract awarded to GMI Partnership & NHS Freedoms Shop
    Metro Centre press release | 4 hours ago

    The leading London HIV Prevention provider GMI Partnership led by METRO Charity with Positive East and West London Gay Men's Project and working with NHS Freedoms Shop has been awarded just under £1 million over two years to continue to provide outreach and condom distribution across London to gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Concern over online gonorrhoea treatment
    BBC | 4 hours ago

    Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea put patients at risk by not following best treatment guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates has found. Sexual health experts recommend patients receive a powerful antibiotic, which can only be injected, but the BBC found seven UK-based websites offering only oral antibiotics. Such treatment can lead to antibiotics becoming less effective, experts warn.

  • PrEP
    PrEP Access For HIV Prevention In Australia A Step Closer As Gilead Applies To TGA
    Star Observer | 4 hours ago

    US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has begun the application process to have Truvada approved for PrEP in Australia, removing one of the most significant hurdles currently preventing access to the HIV-prevention drug and opening the door to affordable access.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths
    New York Times | 4 hours ago

    It’s now clear, researchers say, that HIV originated in humans on 13 separate occasions, evolving in humans from ancestral viruses that infected monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Gorilla origins of the last two HIV-1 lineages confirmed
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 5 hours ago

    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists. HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, has jumped species to infect humans on at least four separate occasions, generating four HIV-1 lineages -- groups M, N, O, and P. Previous research from this team found that groups M and N originated in geographically distinct chimpanzee communities in southern Cameroon, but the origins of groups O and P remained uncertain.

  • Health services and systems
    Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN
    Reuters | 02 March 2015

    The West African Ebola outbreak has halted progress in tackling HIV in Sierra Leone, shutting health clinics and scaring patients from being tested or seeking treatment. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has raised concerns that HIV prevalence and drug resistance in the country could increase as a result.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Should An HIV-Positive Body Be Considered a Deadly Weapon?
    Bloomberg | 02 March 2015

    Terrance Williams's act was profoundly thoughtless, but was it malicious, and should it be considered a crime? And if so, what kind of crime? These questions have been the subject of New York court proceedings for nearly four years. The Williams case is, in a sense, a final vestige of the scariest, most dangerous age of AIDS, when the disease carried a powerful stigma, and an infected body was seen as a dangerous weapon.

  • PrEP
    Are women PrePared?
    Speaking Up! (blog) | 02 March 2015

    Can PreP just be provided to men who have sex with men in the UK? What about others? What about other vulnerable populations, such as black women and migrants? What about trans women? All the data we have here in the UK is about men who have sex with men, and this worries me.

  • How HIV works
    HIV Likely Evolved to Enter Latent State Because This Fuels Survival
    AIDSMeds | 02 March 2015

    A pair of new studies suggest that HIV evolved to enter into a latent state in order to thrive in the long run, and that the virus itself, and not infected immune cells, controls when replication stops and starts.

  • PrEP
    Why should WE pay for gays to have unsafe sex?
    Daily Mail | 02 March 2015

    Researchers are recommending that healthy gay men should be given an HIV prevention drug free on the NHS at a cost of almost £5,000 a year per person. What kind of ethics is it to save one group of society from a disease that can be prevented by using a £1 condom, while denying cancer sufferers a longer life?

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