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  • Starting treatment
    Early HIV treatment and isoniazid prophylaxis: why TEMPRANO results do not yet support universal ART at CD4 >500 cells/mm3
    HIV i-Base | 12 hours ago

    The TEMPRANO study presented as a late breaker oral presentation, included important information for timing of TB prophylaxis and the timing of ART in TB-endemic countries. The conclusions though do not support universally starting treatment at CD4 counts >500 or answer the primary question of the international START study.

  • Finance and funding
    Payment delays dent India's flagship health, AIDS programs
    Reuters | 12 hours ago

    India's main public health programs, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in federal funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by Reuters.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Black, gay and invisible?
    QX | 12 hours ago

    Visibility and representation of black and minority ethnic men (BME) within the gay community is a key issue in a new report from Public Health England. We've invited four men to give their experience of both being gay and belonging to an ethnic minority in the UK.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Gilead's Harvoni gains NICE yes - but won't face funding delay
    PM Live | 12 hours ago

    Gilead's next generation hepatitis C pill Harvoni is set to be backed by NICE - and this time NHS England won't be delaying its funding as it has done with the firm's other hep C drug Sovaldi.

  • Finance and funding
    London HIV Prevention Contract awarded to GMI Partnership & NHS Freedoms Shop
    Metro Centre press release | 19 hours ago

    The leading London HIV Prevention provider GMI Partnership led by METRO Charity with Positive East and West London Gay Men's Project and working with NHS Freedoms Shop has been awarded just under £1 million over two years to continue to provide outreach and condom distribution across London to gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Concern over online gonorrhoea treatment
    BBC | 19 hours ago

    Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea put patients at risk by not following best treatment guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates has found. Sexual health experts recommend patients receive a powerful antibiotic, which can only be injected, but the BBC found seven UK-based websites offering only oral antibiotics. Such treatment can lead to antibiotics becoming less effective, experts warn.

  • PrEP
    PrEP Access For HIV Prevention In Australia A Step Closer As Gilead Applies To TGA
    Star Observer | 19 hours ago

    US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has begun the application process to have Truvada approved for PrEP in Australia, removing one of the most significant hurdles currently preventing access to the HIV-prevention drug and opening the door to affordable access.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths
    New York Times | 19 hours ago

    It’s now clear, researchers say, that HIV originated in humans on 13 separate occasions, evolving in humans from ancestral viruses that infected monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Gorilla origins of the last two HIV-1 lineages confirmed
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 20 hours ago

    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists. HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, has jumped species to infect humans on at least four separate occasions, generating four HIV-1 lineages -- groups M, N, O, and P. Previous research from this team found that groups M and N originated in geographically distinct chimpanzee communities in southern Cameroon, but the origins of groups O and P remained uncertain.

  • Health services and systems
    Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN
    Reuters | 02 March 2015

    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.

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