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  • Behaviour change interventions
    Condom advert – HIV prevention or infidelity promotion?
    Key Correspondents | 4 hours ago

    Controversy over an advert on condom use to prevent HIV among married couples led by a cross section of Kenyan religious leaders has left many HIV activists astonished at the ‘denial of reality’.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Military justice?
    Positive Lite | 5 hours ago

    An extraordinary example of HIV criminalization gone awry in the States. Bob Leahy talks to Lt. Colonel Ken Pinkela, court martialed and sentenced to a jail term for allegedly exposing another officer to HIV, when no sexual contact occurred, says Pinkela.

  • Relationships and feelings
    How to Talk to Your Partner About Using PrEP
    HIV Plus | 5 hours ago

    Talking about PrEP with your partner can open up a can of worms. Here's how to make the conversation as smooth as possible.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    MSF response to Gilead announcement on inclusion of hepatitis C drug GS-5816 in voluntary licence
    Médecins Sans Frontières press release | 5 hours ago

    GS-5816 is an important anti-hepatitis C compound that, in combination with sofosbuvir, will greatly simplify treatment for developing countries. However, it appears that none of the terms and conditions of the original licence agreement has been changed, meaning that the concerns that MSF has with the licence agreement remain, including the limited geographic scope of the agreement, restrictions on the production and export of active pharmaceutical ingredient, and the inclusion of an ethically and medically controversial and problematic anti-diversion clause.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    Gilead Expands Hepatitis C Generic Licensing Agreements to Include Investigational Pan-Genotypic Agent
    Gilead press release | 5 hours ago

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the company has expanded its hepatitis C generic licensing agreements to include the investigational NS5A inhibitor GS-5816, which is being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical studies as part of a single tablet regimen that combines the compound and sofosbuvir for the treatment of all six genotypes of hepatitis C. The expanded agreements will allow Gilead’s India-based partners to manufacture GS-5816 and the single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir/GS-5816, once approved, for distribution in 91 developing countries, which together account for 54 percent of the total worldwide population of individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

  • Recreational drug use
    Managing crystal meth: tina and gay men
    Archer | 26 January 2015

    “I’m being destructive, and I know it.” This statement comes from community consultation I did recently with HIV-positive gay men on how they feel they’re being affected by using crystal meth, otherwise known as ice, or tina in the queer community.

  • Injecting drug use
    Could a Syriza Win Spell Good News for Harm Reduction in Greece?
    Talking Drugs | 26 January 2015

    Greece's left-wing Syriza party looks set to win the country's upcoming election on the platform of alleviating the economic crisis that has brought Greece to its knees and stoked an HIV epidemic among drug users. Could this mark a turning point for harm reduction services and marginalized groups?

  • Adherence
    Adherence packaging battles HIV/AIDS in Africa, India
    Packaging World | 26 January 2015

    Designed to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and India, MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened.

  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    Why scientific AIDS explanations struggle in townships
    Africa Check | 26 January 2015

    HIV/AIDS educators often seem to enjoy raising an eyebrow at outlandish beliefs over the disease. But in doing so they fail to realise that the joke is on them – these ideas continue to hold sway despite their best efforts.

  • Experiences of stigma
    The tale of HIV “dirtiness”, gay sex, and society
    JZ (blog) | 26 January 2015

    After decades of education and advocacy, it would be reasonable to assume, that the notion of dirtiness in relation to HIV has diminished from our society. However, I would argue that this is not the case, especially if we look into dating apps / websites and the deployment of PrEP.

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