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  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Predictors of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy in the modern era
    CATIE | 1 hour ago

    Researchers at major clinical centres in the U.S. have collaborated to study potential causes of peripheral neuropathy (PN) among HIV-positive people in the modern era. They recruited about 500 people who were free from PN and monitored them for an average of two years, performing extensive assessments. Taking into account many issues, statistical analysis found that there were several factors associated with an increased risk for PN.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Age-related macular degeneration in HIV
    CATIE | 1 hour ago

    Researchers at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and elsewhere in the U.S. have been monitoring the eyes of people who have survived AIDS. They found that out of 1,825 participants, 10% had intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Compared to HIV-negative people, the rate of AMD among these long-term survivors of AIDS was four-fold greater. The findings and implications of this study are discussed below.

  • Vaccines
    We’re in a renaissance period for the HIV vaccine
    Hindustan Times | 1 hour ago

    Wayne Koff, chief scientific officer at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), spoke in an interview about the challenges in developing a vaccine for one of the trickiest and deadliest known viruses, how scientists are getting closer to developing a vaccine for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and what makes India attractive for vaccine development.

  • Global health initiatives
    MSM and transgender people are absent from the Global Fund country dialogue in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    EATG | 1 hour ago

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Researchers develop new model to study why some HPV infections go away and others progress
    EATG | 1 hour ago

    For people infected with the human papilloma virus (HPV), the likelihood of clearing the infection and avoiding HPV-related cancer may depend less on the body's disease-fighting arsenal than has been generally assumed. A new study finds that the body's ability to defeat the virus may be largely due to unpredictable division patterns in HPV-infected stem cells, rather than the strength of the person's immune response.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Texas Bill Cuts HIV Funding, Boosts Abstinence Education
    ABC News | 1 hour ago

    Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House.

  • PrEP
    Our HIV crisis: PrEP is not a cure
    Yale Daily News | 2 hours ago

    Take a pill daily and prevent the contraction of HIV 99 percent of the time. That is the narrative presented to many young men who have sex with men (MSM) by their peers regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). And, as is normally the case with anything framed in such a simple manner, the nuances of treatment fall through the cracks. It is unwise to herald PrEP as the key to freeing a generation from HIV. It is merely one piece of a larger effort. Not only is PrEP not for everyone, but public health activists face political obstacles similar to those hurled at advocates of birth control.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims
    NAT press release | 16 hours ago

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations
    Viiv Healthcare press release | 17 hours ago

    Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed to invest £2 million per year to encourage MSM and transgender community-led interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status. The first phase of the new programme will cover a period of two years.

  • Health services and systems
    How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana — and why we should be paying attention
    Washington Post | 18 hours ago

    When you don’t have a health-care system where people have access to testing and treatment, the introduction of one infection into a community of drug users can turn into an outbreak.

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