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  • Health services and systems
    Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN
    Reuters | 18 hours ago

    The West African Ebola outbreak has halted progress in tackling HIV in Sierra Leone, shutting health clinics and scaring patients from being tested or seeking treatment. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has raised concerns that HIV prevalence and drug resistance in the country could increase as a result.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Should An HIV-Positive Body Be Considered a Deadly Weapon?
    Bloomberg | 18 hours ago

    Terrance Williams's act was profoundly thoughtless, but was it malicious, and should it be considered a crime? And if so, what kind of crime? These questions have been the subject of New York court proceedings for nearly four years. The Williams case is, in a sense, a final vestige of the scariest, most dangerous age of AIDS, when the disease carried a powerful stigma, and an infected body was seen as a dangerous weapon.

  • PrEP
    Are women PrePared?
    Speaking Up! (blog) | 18 hours ago

    Can PreP just be provided to men who have sex with men in the UK? What about others? What about other vulnerable populations, such as black women and migrants? What about trans women? All the data we have here in the UK is about men who have sex with men, and this worries me.

  • How HIV works
    HIV Likely Evolved to Enter Latent State Because This Fuels Survival
    AIDSMeds | 19 hours ago

    A pair of new studies suggest that HIV evolved to enter into a latent state in order to thrive in the long run, and that the virus itself, and not infected immune cells, controls when replication stops and starts.

  • PrEP
    Why should WE pay for gays to have unsafe sex?
    Daily Mail | 19 hours ago

    Researchers are recommending that healthy gay men should be given an HIV prevention drug free on the NHS at a cost of almost £5,000 a year per person. What kind of ethics is it to save one group of society from a disease that can be prevented by using a £1 condom, while denying cancer sufferers a longer life?

  • PrEP
    New Zealand: Caution urged on new HIV prevention info
    GayNZ | 19 hours ago

    The NZ AIDS Foundation is advising a very cautious response to new research which is providing more support for an HIV prevention technique whereby men without HIV infection can take HIV medications to reduce the risk of any of the virus entering their bodies becoming an established infection.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Delay HCV Tx and Watch Patients Die
    MedPage Today | 02 March 2015

    Delaying hepatitis C (HCV) treatment in patients who also have HIV increases the risk of liver complications and death even if the therapy is successful, a researcher said.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Doctor Panel to Weigh Hepatitis C Drugs’ Costs in Guidelines
    Bloomberg | 02 March 2015

    An influential advisory panel of doctors and health experts will for the first time address the cost-effectiveness of pricey hepatitis C drugs in updated guidelines that may change prescribing and coverage for the medicines.

  • The search for a cure
    Doctor who cured ‘Berlin patient’ of HIV: ‘We knew we were doing something very special’
    Fred Hutch News | 02 March 2015

    Dr. Gero Hütter and Timothy Ray Brown speak about the transplant that forever linked them in medical history.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    New York City Gets Its HIV Act Together
    MedPage Today HIV/AIDS | 02 March 2015

    High proportions of New York City residents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are being diagnosed, receiving care, and seeing their serum viral load plummet to undetectable levels, city health officials reported here.

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