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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  • Activism
    Four years with HIV and counting…
    Beyond Positive | 17 hours ago

    Today marks my fourth anniversary, or annHIVersary if you will, of life with HIV. Those four years have really flown past, so what’s changed? What does the future hold?

  • PrEP
    Why we need PrEP: Four gay men share their views on the HIV prevention drug
    The Independent | 19 hours ago

    Health sector charities have issued a rallying call for the HIV prevention drug, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), to be made available as soon as possible to those who need it. The community statement, led by the National Aids Trust and co-signed by charities such as the Terrence Higgins Trust, GMFA and the LGBT Foundation, comes at a time of rising transmissions among gay men.

  • PrEP
    Endorse the UK statement on PrEP access by community organisations working on HIV prevention
    PrEP Access | 19 hours ago

    We are calling for earlier access to PrEP. The NHS must speed up its evaluation process and make PrEP available as soon as possible. Interim arrangements should be agreed now to provide PrEP to those at the highest risk of acquiring HIV.

  • 56 Dean Street, London: Private prescription of PrEP until NHS prescription approved
    Get PrEP UK | 20 hours ago

    We at 56 Dean Street feel that in addition to consistent condom use, PREP is an effective method of HIV prevention and should form part of routine risk reduction particularly in men participating in unprotected anal intercourse or having frequent chem sex. We have therefore opted to provide the service to you privately until the drug becomes available on the NHS.

  • Taking an HIV test
    HIVTestUK pilot project launches in Birmingham
    Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service | 21 hours ago

    The HIV awareness-raising charity Saving Lives, Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Pathology laboratories, have come together to launch HIVTestUK. This brand new service offers users direct access to NHS quality self-testing HIV kits, expert analysis and a unique aftercare service.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Improving access to, and completion of, hepatitis C treatment
    Public Health England | 21 hours ago

    Treating hepatitis C infection is an effective and cost-effective way to substantially reduce prevalence, especially in areas where it is high. Compliance with the new treatment is easier and can be further improved by well-planned support for patients. .

  • Global health initiatives
    Have Your Say: Virtual Consultation on UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy
    UNAIDS | 22 hours ago

    This is the second and final UNAIDS-hosted virtual consultation to develop the UNAIDS 2016-2021 strategy. The virtual consultations aim to encourage wide-ranging participation, particularly of people living with and affected by HIV, to ensure that together we deliver a people-centred strategy.

  • The search for a cure
    Waking up HIV: Two compounds show great potential to rouse latent virus
    UC Davis press release | 22 hours ago

    Researchers at UC Davis have identified a compound that activates latent HIV, offering the tantalizing possibility that the virus can be flushed out of the silent reservoirs and fully cured. Even better, the compound (PEP005) is already approved by the FDA. The study was published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Medicines Patent Pool At 5 Years: Promises Kept, Changes Ahead – An Interview With Greg Perry
    Intellectual Property Watch | 23 hours ago

    The Medicines Patent Pool in Geneva is celebrating five years of existence this month. MPP Executive Director Greg Perry sat down with Intellectual Property Watch Catherine Saez to describe progress made since its inception, the success of its licensing agreement model, and plans for the future, including a possible extension to other diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C.

  • Sex workers
    Stay in your lane: We don’t need rich white actresses’ comments on sex work | 03 August 2015

    A group of rich and famous white actress/feminists who have probably never in their life traded sex or experienced criminalization have added their rich and famous names onto a letter condemning a proposal from Amnesty International to adopt a position to support the decriminalization of sex work.

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