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  • Discrimination and the law
    Emirati man with HIV held for more than a decade at health facility
    The National | 1 hour ago

    An Emirati man with HIV has been waiting 16 years to be released from a government clinic because his family won’t give their consent. The centre stipulates that a family member must consent to Mr Al Mazrouei’s release.

  • Task shifting
    Health workforce shortage weakens AIDS response
    Science Speaks | 4 hours ago

    While the U.S. government has helped train more than 140,000 healthcare workers through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief since the program was re-authorized in 2008, Africa still needs more than one million healthcare workers to address a critical shortage, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday at a Capitol Hill briefing.

  • The search for a cure
    Study of potential HIV 'cure' wins FDA nod
    San Francisco Business Times | 4 hours ago

    The trial at the City of Hope medical center will take blood-producing stem cells from patients infected with HIV and use a kind of molecular scissors — enzymes called zinc finger nucleases — to edit a protein that the virus uses to infect cells. The method was developed by Richmond's Sangamo BioSciences Inc.

  • Lipodystrophy
    Abdominal Body Fat Gains on ART and Viral Load: It Matters Where You Start
    BETA blog | 4 hours ago

    New findings show that people with higher viral loads when starting ART for the first time are more likely to undergo substantial body composition changes, such as an increased amount of fat in the abdominal area (called “central adiposity”), than those who start treatment with a lower viral load (abstract 140).

  • 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 | 21 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 | 21 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 | 21 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 | 22 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 | 03 March 2015

    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 | 03 March 2015

    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.

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