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  • People and personal stories
    The Life Scientific: Peter Piot
    BBC Radio 4 | 7 hours ago

    Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Peter Piot about a lifetime spent trying to stop the spread of deadly viruses. He discovered Ebola and devoted most of his career to stopping the transmission of HIV.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    New HIV cases continue to decline in D.C.
    Washington Blade | 8 hours ago

    There were 396 newly reported HIV cases in 2014, a 70 percent decrease from the 1,333 cases reported in 2007, which marked the highest number of HIV cases reported in the city. Whitman-Walker Executive Director Don Blanchon said the declining number of new HIV infections in D.C. reflects the value of community wide testing, treatment on demand and prevention efforts that include pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP.

  • Structural factors
    Cutting prison sentences could reduce spread of HIV, study suggests
    EurekAlert | 8 hours ago

    Reducing incarceration in a community may reduce the number of sexual partners men and women have, therefore reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

  • HIV testing
    Abbott inks $5.8B deal for Alere to expand in point-of-care diagnostics
    Fierce Medical Devices | 8 hours ago

    Abbott has landed on its next purchase, snatching up diagnostics outfit Alere to bulk up in point-of-care diagnostics and expand its international reach.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    New cases of hepatitis C in NYC are on the rise
    Politico | 8 hours ago

    An estimated 146,000 New Yorkers over the age of 20 — 2.4 percent of that population — have hepatitis C, according to a new report from the city's health department which provides fresh evidence that state spending on wonder drugs such as Sovaldi and Harvoni is likely to continue to swell in the coming years.

  • Health monitoring in resource-limited settings
    HIV and drug resistance
    UNAIDS | 8 hours ago

    A recent study found more resistance to the antiretroviral medicine tenofovir than had previously been reported, with 20% resistance to tenofovir in patients with treatment failure in Europe and over 50% resistance in patients with treatment failure in sub-Saharan Africa... The study underlines the importance of rapidly identifying treatment failure through routine measurement of viral load suppression—this is the basis of the third pillar of UNAIDS’ 90–90–90 treatment target, that 90% of people accessing HIV treatment have suppressed viral loads.

  • PrEP
    PrEP Clinic and full STI checks now available at Melbourne HIV centre PRONTO!
    Gay News Network | 8 hours ago

    lients can now book appointments online with a GP to learn the basics of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV from a GP, who can also give information on how to safely and legally import generic PrEP drugs from overseas.

  • Testing policies and guidelines
    South Africa: Home HIV testing gets the green light
    Health-E News | 14 hours ago

    After years of debate about the merits of home HIV testing, a ban has been lifted on pharmacist sales of do-it-yourself HIV tests.

  • Drug policy and policing
    HIV Outbreak In Indiana: DEA Arrests 10 People Tied To Disease Spread, Warns Against Prescription Painkillers
    Medical Daily | 14 hours ago

    On Feb. 5, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indiana announced the arrest of ten individuals who collectively orchestrated the distribution of drugs, primarily prescription painkillers and methamphetamine, to Scott County. The painkiller pills were then ground up and used intravenously. From there, it’s believed the sharing of HIV-infected needles spurned an outbreak; while Scott Country previously had an average of less than 10 new HIV cases annually, the last 13 months has seen 188 new cases.

  • Kidney problems
    Johns Hopkins approved to perform first HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants in U.S.
    Johns Hopkins Medicine | 14 hours ago

    Johns Hopkins recently received approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing to be the first hospital in the United States to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants. The institution will be the first in the nation to do an HIV-positive kidney transplant and the first in the world to execute an HIV-positive liver transplant.

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