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  • HIV prevention policy
    Black MSM, PrEP Access Top Focus of New CDC HIV Prevention Funding
    The Body | 11 hours ago

    More than $216 million over a five-year period has been awarded to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of the funding is for HIV prevention strategies for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as African-American communities. New funding will also go to increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for black MSM -- the demographic that has been most impacted by the epidemic.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    Leading Canadian researcher calls for inclusion of co-infected people in large HCV clinical trials
    CATIE | 11 hours ago

    Stephen Shafran from the University of Alberta performed a major review of clinical trials of many DAA-containing HCV therapies used for the treatment of HCV mono-infection as well as HIV-HCV co-infection. Cure rates of HCV are “remarkably similar” in HCV mono-infected and co-infected participants who were treated with the same regimen and who have the same strain (genotype) of HCV.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    The Medicines Patent Pool Releases Independent Feasibility Studies on Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis
    Medicines Patent Pool | 12 hours ago

    As part of its ongoing consultation processes on the possibility of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) expanding into other disease areas, the organisation has published independent feasibility studies exploring the case for potential entry into Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis.

  • Finance and funding
    UK: Top Charities Warn Over £200m Health Cuts
    Sky News | 06 July 2015

    Some of the country's leading charities and public health organisations sign a letter expressing concern over public health cuts.

  • PrEP
    Could a Subdermal Implant Mean the End of HIV?
    Edge San Francisco | 06 July 2015

    Findings published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV.

  • Delivery of care
    Meet the Khayelitsha compliers club
    Mail & Guardian | 06 July 2015

    Communities are bringing HIV monitoring and dispensing out of the clinics and into their homes.

  • Injecting drug use
    Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence
    Drug & Alcohol Findings | 06 July 2015

    The European Union’s drug misuse monitoring centre says the evidence contradicts concerns that facilities where drug users can more safely use illegal drugs might counterproductively encourage drug use, delay treatment entry, or aggravate problems arising from local drug markets; instead both the users and the community benefit.

  • Transmission and prevention
    The sexual and reproductive health issue you’ve probably never heard of….
    50.50 | 06 July 2015

    Why is one of the most common gynaecological conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, schistosomiasis, misunderstood, under-researched and under-reported? It is a significant risk factor for HIV acquisition in women.

  • Hepatitis C
    US: Hepatitis C Rising -- Especially Among Young People -- and May Be Underestimated | 06 July 2015

    While hepatitis C has traditionally been predominant among Baby Boomers, the new report shows that HCV incidence is rising fastest among young people. But a recently published related study suggests that formal surveillance methods may grossly underestimate the number of people newly infected with HCV.

  • Transgender people
    Transgender Malaysians targeted as religious authorities' influence grows, LGBTI community says
    ABC | 06 July 2015

    Members of Malaysia's LGBTI community are speaking out about being violently attacked in the moderate Muslim nation, saying the abuse has become common as religious authorities push for more power.

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