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  • Hepatitis and HIV
    Preventing hepatitis C patients from being lost in the health-care system
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 4 hours ago

    A new study shows that many patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are lost during different stages of health care to manage the disease. This real-life' view of the HCV patient care continuum in a major U.S. urban area highlights the importance of generating awareness among clinicians and at-risk groups about appropriate HCV testing, referral, support and care.

  • PrEP
    Re-Thinking Risk Compensation: A Conversation with Kim Koester
    BETA blog | 5 hours ago

    "When we fixate on risk compensation, which assumes that PrEP replaces or substitutes prior protective behaviors it undermines or marginalizes a far more pervasive reality and that is that men are gravitating towards PrEP as an additive element. Men are seeking additional reassurance and protection from HIV. From the perspective of men who see themselves as adopting safer ways of having sex, in terms of HIV prevention, the notion of risk compensation is offensive and confusing."

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    CDC: Decline in U.S. HIV Infections but Lasting Gaps in Rates of HIV, AIDS and Death
    The Body | 5 hours ago

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the latest version of its annual HIV Surveillance Report, "Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2012."

  • The search for a cure
    A Fresh Setback for Efforts to Cure HIV Infection
    ABC News | 22 hours ago

    Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died.

  • The search for a cure
    Can AIDS be cured?
    The New Yorker | 17 December 2014

    The fight against AIDS is following a trajectory similar to that of the fight against many cancers. When I was growing up, in the nineteen-fifties, childhood leukemia was nearly always fatal. Eventually, drugs were developed that drove the cancer into remission for months or years, but it always came back.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda
    Open Society Foundation | 17 December 2014

    In the past year Uganda has passed four laws which defy public health principles and show blatant disregard for dignity and human rights. These laws target individuals who are already marginalized by society and most in need of health services and support: people who sell sex to make ends meet for their families; LGBTI people living in fear of community violence; people hiding their HIV medication from their own families; and people struggling to manage drug dependence and other illnesses. Perhaps most harmful of all, parts of Ugandan society are interpreting these laws to justify violence and exclusion.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Drug users targeted in bid to stop hep C transmission
    Sydney Morning Herald | 17 December 2014

    Injecting drug users will be offered a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C as part of a Melbourne study to assess whether treating them can reduce transmission of the virus in the community.

  • Delivery of care
    Different community HIV testing and counselling approaches reach different populations in rural Africa
    Medical News Today | 17 December 2014

    Home- and community-based HIV testing and counselling services can achieve high participation uptake in rural Africa but reach different populations within a community and should be provided, depending on the groups that are being targeted, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine.

  • Condoms and lubricant
    Adult Film Industry Loses Appeal Over Los Angeles' Condom Law
    Hollywood Reporter | 17 December 2014

    The 9th Circuit decides that making porn actors wear condoms doesn't run afoul of the First Amendment

  • Alcohol
    Looking for a Link Between Sexual Identity and Alcohol Use
    BETA | 17 December 2014

    A common perception held among researchers and lay-people alike is that alcohol plays a larger role in the lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals than for people who identify as heterosexual. But to say that a larger percentage of LGB individuals drink more often, more heavily, and with greater negative consequences may be oversimplifying the facts.

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