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  • Hepatitis B
    Cancer drug shows promise as cure for hepatitis B
    Science Daily | 5 hours ago

    A potential cure for hepatitis B virus infections has been found with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models. Australian patients are now the first in the world to have access to the potential treatment -- a combination of an antiviral drug and an anti-cancer drug -- which is in phase 1/2a clinical trials.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) proposes centralised purchase of hepatitis C treatments Olysio and Sovaldi for member states
    IHS | 6 hours ago

    Regional agency UNASUR is aiming to secure price discounts on Sovaldi (sofosbuvir; Gilead Sciences, US) and Olysio (simeprevir; Janssen-Cilag, US), generating savings and reducing the risk of compulsory licences or price cuts.

  • UK health services
    Martin Fisher R.I.P.
    G Scene | 9 hours ago

    Professor Martin Fisher one of the worlds leading HIV physicians and specialists passed away last night.

  • Recreational drug use
    Meth, Crack, Coke & Ecstasy: Effects on HIV Disease Progression
    BETA blog | 17 hours ago

    A team of researchers, in an article published in JAIDS, reported that they found no association between any frequency of stimulant use and mortality, and only a modest association between high-frequency stimulant use and the combined outcomes of mortality and progression to AIDS.

  • Health services and systems
    Community must play a much greater role in HIV treatment delivery especially for people being left behind
    UNAIDS | 17 hours ago

    Strengthening and expanding community-based approaches to delivering HIV treatment is vital to the long-term success of the AIDS response, according to a report launched on 20 April by Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and UNAIDS.

  • PrEP
    David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband praise HIV prevention drug PrEP
    Pink News | 20 April 2015

    The three main political party leaders in the UK have all praised the HIV prevention drug PrEP, during a Q&A for GT (Gay Times) Magazine.

  • Injecting drug use
    Indiana Says HIV Outbreak Is Worsening
    New York Times | 20 April 2015

    An Indiana county at the heart of an H.I.V. outbreak has seen a “significant increase” in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program, state health officials said.

  • Health services and systems
    What's So Controversial About AIDS Healthcare Foundation?
    The Body | 20 April 2015

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), founded in 1987, is the largest, community-based HIV/AIDS medical care provider in United States, serving more than 413,000 clients across the world. It has recently been accused of a far-reaching kickback scheme that extended to 12 states, according to a lawsuit unsealed last week at a federal court in South Florida. But it also has a history of practices that have spurred controversy or raised ire with some in the HIV/AIDS community and government officials.

  • Safer sex
    Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission
    New York Times | 17 April 2015

    Concerned about the potential for sexual transmission of Ebola, international health officials are investigating new reports of suspected cases and beginning studies to determine how often and how long the virus remains active in semen. And, for now, they are warning Ebola survivors to practice protected sex indefinitely.

  • PrEP
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis works—it's time to deliver
    The Lancet | 17 April 2015

    The science is now clear: oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a coformulation of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (Truvada) significantly reduces the risk of HIV infection among individuals at high risk of HIV infection. The news that PrEP has shown consistent efficacy among those who take it as prescribed should be a cause for celebration, and galvanise action to ensure access to PrEP for those who could benefit the most.

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