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  • PrEP
    David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband praise HIV prevention drug PrEP
    Pink News | 11 hours ago

    The three main political party leaders in the UK have all praised the HIV prevention drug PrEP, during a Q&A for GT (Gay Times) Magazine.

  • Injecting drug use
    Indiana Says HIV Outbreak Is Worsening
    New York Times | 15 hours ago

    An Indiana county at the heart of an H.I.V. outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program, state health officials said.

  • Health services and systems
    What's So Controversial About AIDS Healthcare Foundation?
    The Body | 16 hours ago

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), founded in 1987, is the largest, community-based HIV/AIDS medical care provider in United States, serving more than 413,000 clients across the world. It has recently been accused of a far-reaching kickback scheme that extended to 12 states, according to a lawsuit unsealed last week at a federal court in South Florida. But it also has a history of practices that have spurred controversy or raised ire with some in the HIV/AIDS community and government officials.

  • Safer sex
    Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission
    New York Times | 17 April 2015

    Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for now, they are warning Ebola survivors to practice protected sex indefinitely.

  • PrEP
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis works—it's time to deliver
    The Lancet | 17 April 2015

    The science is now clear: oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a coformulation of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (Truvada) significantly reduces the risk of HIV infection among individuals at high risk of HIV infection. The news that PrEP has shown consistent efficacy among those who take it as prescribed should be a cause for celebration, and galvanise action to ensure access to PrEP for those who could benefit the most.

  • Immigration
    Nigel Farage and health tourism
    Terrence Higgins Trust | 17 April 2015

    Dr Shaun Griffin, Executive Director of External Affairs at Terrence Higgins Trust, challenges Nigel Farage’s recent comments about HIV and health tourism.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Is There Any Good Reason Left to Delay Hepatitis C Treatment?
    Poz | 17 April 2015

    Physicians increasingly argue that the best choice is to get rid of hepatitis C right away. But your insurance company may not agree. How risky is it to wait for treatment?

  • Cardiovascular disease
    NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 16 April 2015

    Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether a statin can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV infection, who are up to twice as likely as people without HIV infection to have heart disease.

  • Hepatitis C symptoms and diagnosis
    Cepheid announces European approval of Xpert HCV Viral Load
    Cepheid press release | 16 April 2015

    Quantitative test for rapid measurement of hepatitis C virus viral load and confirmation of HCV infection delivers on-demand results in less than 2 hours.

  • Policy
    HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about
    NAT press release | 15 April 2015

    The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

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