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  • Harm reduction
    Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands
    World Health Organization | 1 hour ago

    Two hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania now make methadone available as treatment for addiction. Methadone maintenance treatment is regarded by WHO as the most effective therapy for heroin users, and methadone was added to WHO’s model essential medicines list in 2005.

  • Ageing and HIV
    HIV Survivors Face Their Own Vietnam
    The Advocate | 3 hours ago

    My stepfather came back from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, a broken man with post-traumatic stress disorder and health complications that grew direr the older he got. I was talking with my friend Scott recently and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the two men, veterans of wars they didn’t want to participate in, both still suffering from PTSD. Scott never served in the military. He is a veteran of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, that first wave of battle before the enemy was known but not before his comrades were all killed.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Zimbabwe: All HIV+ Patients to Get ARVs
    AllAfrica | 3 hours ago

    All people who tested positive to HIV from Manicaland and Matabeleland South provinces in June will immediately be placed on antiretroviral therapy regardless of their CD4 count as the country seeks to operationalise the latest World Health Organisation guidelines on treatment and care of HIV.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases
    BBC | 3 hours ago

    Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive. It was largely due to the efforts of one young scientist - but until now, her pioneering work has been all but forgotten.

  • Drug policy and policing
    The Injustice Of Lifetime Food Stamp Bans
    Huffington Post | 3 hours ago

    Five states still impose a lifetime ban on food stamps for people who have been convicted of a felony drug crime. Not only do these bans threaten individual and public health, but they incubate the very types of criminal behavior that law enforcement claims they want to eliminate.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Glaxo Bets It Can Shake Up HIV Treatment
    Wall Street Journal | 3 hours ago

    GlaxoSmithKline PLC is pinning the future of its HIV business on an audacious bet. They hope their latest HIV pill is powerful enough to suppress the virus with the help of just one other drug.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Gilead Ignored HIV Groups Before Failed Bid To Have PrEP Subsidised In Australia
    BuzzFeed | 25 August 2016

    A drug manufacturer failed to take the advice of top HIV/AIDS organisations when it made a submission for a highly effective HIV prevention drug to be subsidised by the government, those organisations say.

  • Promoting HIV testing
    Making a difference in your organisation: Why workplace HIV testing makes sense
    Martyn Loukes | 25 August 2016

    In November 2015 I proudly launched the UK’s largest workplace testing event at Transport for London (TfL).Bringing the testing to people de-stigmatised getting tested, a work environment was actually preferable to a medical one as strange as that might seem.

  • Cardiovascular disease
    HIV-infected adults with depression have increased risk for heart attack
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 25 August 2016

    Among more than 26,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, those with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to experience a heart attack than those without MDD, according to a study published online by JAMA Cardiology.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis
    The Guardian | 25 August 2016

    At this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comic Scott Agnew’s show. It traces Agnew’s sex life and his being diagnosed as HIV positive last year.

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