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  • Safer sex
    Ebola Researchers Take New Look at Risk of Sexual Transmission
    New York Times | 23 hours ago

    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 | 23 hours ago

    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.

  • Immigration
    Nigel Farage and health tourism
    Terrence Higgins Trust | 17 April 2015

    Dr Shaun Griffin, Executive Director of External Affairs at Terrence Higgins Trust, challenges Nigel Farage’s recent comments about HIV and health tourism.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Is There Any Good Reason Left to Delay Hepatitis C Treatment?
    Poz | 17 April 2015

    Physicians increasingly argue that the best choice is to get rid of hepatitis C right away. But your insurance company may not agree. How risky is it to wait for treatment?

  • Cardiovascular disease
    NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 16 April 2015

    Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether a statin can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV infection, who are up to twice as likely as people without HIV infection to have heart disease.

  • Hepatitis C symptoms and diagnosis
    Cepheid announces European approval of Xpert HCV Viral Load
    Cepheid press release | 16 April 2015

    Quantitative test for rapid measurement of hepatitis C virus viral load and confirmation of HCV infection delivers on-demand results in less than 2 hours.

  • Policy
    HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about
    NAT press release | 15 April 2015

    The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

  • Health services and systems
    US: Debate erupts over care of HIV patients on Medicaid
    Modern Healthcare | 15 April 2015

    Patient advocacy groups and Medicaid officials sharply disagree on whether HIV/AIDS patients are receiving adequate access to specialists and medications as states increasingly shift this population from traditional Medicaid to Medicaid managed care.

  • Immigration
    Nicola Sturgeon Signs Open Letter Condemning Farage Over HIV Comments
    BuzzFeed | 15 April 2015

    The leaders of the SNP, the Green party, and Plaid Cymru have signed an open letter organised by ACT UP London disputing claims made by Nigel Farage about HIV-positive immigrants.

  • Testing policies and guidelines
    Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test
    AIDS.gov | 15 April 2015

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 15 and 65, without regard to perceived risk. Coverage for pregnant Medicare beneficiaries will remain unchanged.

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