All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • Recreational drug use
    Managing crystal meth: tina and gay men
    Archer | 12 hours ago

    “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 | 13 hours ago

    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 | 14 hours ago

    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 | 15 hours ago

    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) | 15 hours ago

    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.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Internet filters block websites of sex abuse charities
    The Guardian | 15 hours ago

    The adult content filters being rolled out by some internet providers under a scheme championed by David Cameron are blocking the websites of businesses and charities and are a “distraction” for parents seeking to protect children from online pornography, claim campaigners.

  • Immigration
    UKIP Health spokesperson: People with HIV shouldn't be banned from UK
    Pink News | 16 hours ago

    UKIP’s health spokesperson has contradicted her party leader’s claim that migrants with HIV should be banned from the UK.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Bill Gates Predicts Two Miracles for AIDS Relief by 2030
    Bloomberg | 16 hours ago

    Bill Gates said he expects a pair of advances by 2030 that will eliminate most of the damage from AIDS. Improved treatment and the development of a vaccine to prevent new infections are the “two miracles” needed to help turn the tide, the billionaire said Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Merck (MRK) Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Dutrebis as HIV 1 Treatment
    Street Insider | 16 hours ago

    On 22 January 2015, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for the medicinal product Dutrebis, 150 mg lamivudine/300 mg raltegravir, film-coated tablet intended for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV 1) infection in adults, adolescents, and children.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    Zimbabwe Faces Troubling Spike in Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB
    Inter Press Service | 16 hours ago

    MDR-TB occurs when a strain of TB bacteria becomes resistant to two or more “first-line” antibiotic drugs prescribed to combat standard TB. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, cases of MDR-TB nearly doubled from 156 in 2011 to 244 cases in 2013. This was despite the fact that notifications for ordinary TB drastically declined from 47,000 in 2010 to 38,367 in 2012.

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