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  • Harm reduction
    Opportunities for addiction care and HIV prevention in Russia
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 6 hours ago

    The study estimated that providing methadone therapy to as few as 3% of people with opioid addiction would result in almost 50,000 Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) averted, a substantial reduction in disease burden, over 10 years at a cost of just over $17 million USD.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Vladimir Putin drops plan to fine Russians who refuse to sign government HIV register
    The Independent | 6 hours ago

    Health Ministry says 824,000 of the estimated 850,000 HIV-positive people in Russia have already been added to the registry.

  • Contraception
    Trump Strikes at Abortion With a Revived Foreign-Aid Rule
    The Atlantic | 6 hours ago

    The president has reinstated a contentious policy that blocks funding to international family-planning organizations unless they agree not to promote abortion.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    HIV patients call drug program fractured after shift in operators
    San Francisco Chronicle | 8 hours ago

    A state program that helps people pay for expensive, lifesaving HIV drugs is in disarray after the Oakland company that managed it for nearly 20 years was replaced by three out-of-state operators, say patients and AIDS advocacy groups.

  • Behaviour change interventions
    Why Nobody's Funding the HIV-Prevention Strategy Ten Times More Effective than PrEP
    Vice | 10 hours ago

    "I've seen funding go towards PrEP, and reluctance to fund programs that promote the full benefits of viral suppression," Bruce Richman says. "Funders don't want to do something that's risky. We were told by one foundation they wouldn't fund us because they were concerned about being sued." Richman says that a major goal of undetectability awareness campaigns is to educate healthcare professionals.

  • TB transmission
    Person-to-person contact may cause most drug-resistant TB cases
    Reuters | 13 hours ago

    The worst form of drug-resistant tuberculosis isn't just arising from inadequate treatment, it's mostly being spread from person to person, according to a new study of hundreds of cases in South Africa.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Egypt combats hepatitis C epidemic with state-run scheme
    Financial Times | 13 hours ago

    Two-year-old programme treats 1m patients following outbreak sparked by dirty needles.

  • Global health initiatives
    Trump retains Deborah Birx at PEPFAR
    Washington Post | 13 hours ago

    This Inauguration Day brings an act of compassion, outreach and bipartisanship by the Trump leadership team. The Trump administration will retain Ambassador Deborah Birx as the coordinator of PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) until a successor is named and confirmed. This action was taken, I am told by administration sources, at the urging of Ivanka Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

  • The search for a cure
    Is the Hope for a Miracle Cure Just Magical Thinking?
    HIV Plus | 13 hours ago

    I can’t stop myself from hoping that someday we will see a miracle cure and HIV will be history. I know this isn’t realistic. But whenever I see a mention of a miracle cure, I can’t stop myself from checking it out. Always disappointing. Should I give up hope?

  • Finance and funding
    Trump asks NIH Director Francis Collins to stay on
    Science | 22 January 2017

    Ending weeks of speculation, President-elect Donald Trump has asked National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins to remain in his position. It is not clear for how long.

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