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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  • Global health initiatives
    UNAIDS holds virtual consultation for its 2016–2021 Strategy
    EATG | 15 hours ago

    UNAIDS is holding its first round of virtual consultations to develop its 2016–2021 Strategy. From 23 March to 2 April, the consultation process will be open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences on how to accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action to Fast-Track the AIDS response.

  • Epidemiology
    Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic
    Indianapolis Star | 15 hours ago

    Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

  • Activism
    Larry Kramer: 'Genocide Is Being Inflicted on Gay People'
    The Advocate | 16 hours ago

    The HIV activist gave an impassioned speech calling for a cure for the virus at a Gay Men's Health Crisis gala.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Blood scandal victims condemn Penrose inquiry
    Scotsman | 16 hours ago

    Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have reacted angrily to the findings of a long-awaited inquiry, branding the report a “waste of time and money”.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Penrose Inquiry: The key questions over contaminated blood
    BBC | 16 hours ago

    The findings of the Penrose Inquiry into the contamination of blood supplies in the 1970s and 80s have been published. Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV through blood transfusions and blood products.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Charging non-EU visitors to the UK for GP appointments ‘would backfire’, researchers say
    Pulse | 24 March 2015

    Charging non-EU migrants for access to primary care would increase health risks to the rest of the population and place an even bigger financial burden on the NHS, experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have warned.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Living with HIV: six very different stories
    The Guardian | 24 March 2015

    Since HIV was first diagnosed in Britain 30 years ago, the reality of having the virus has changed dramatically. From a survivor of the 1980s epidemic to a recently diagnosed mother in her 60s, Eleanor Tucker hears six life-affirming stories.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    HIV Status Disclosure and Ripping the Band-Aid Off Quick
    The Body | 24 March 2015

    Being HIV positive for the past six years, I've had to deal with disclosure and the gut-wrenching process of deciding the appropriate time to disclose for each situation I put myself in.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    New lead against HIV could finally hobble the virus’s edge
    American Chemical Society | 24 March 2015

    Scientists at Emory University, in partnership with the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, have found compounds that block the human CCR5 and CXCR4 co-receptors for HIV and also HIV reverse transcriptase, an enzyme that’s key to the virus’s ability to copy itself.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    Final fight pays off, XXDR-TB & HIV patient cured
    DNAIndia | 24 March 2015

    Once an active case of extremely drug resistant (XXDR-TB) strain of tuberculosis or totally drug resistant (TDR) TB, 40-year-old Rashid Khan (name changed), has now been completely cured of his disease. Despite having total drug resistance and HIV infection, Khan got cured a few days ago. At one stage he was receiving a cocktail of 18–20 drugs between his HIV and TB regimes. But Bedaquiline made a huge difference in his treatment. He is off medicine now.

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