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  • Injecting drug users
    Female drug users in Georgia face barriers to access therapy
    The Lancet | 17 October 2014

    Many women addicted to drugs in Georgia are unable to access harm-reduction programmes because of stigma and discrimination, including from health professionals.

  • Behaviour change interventions
    Phone apps could help promote sexual health in MSM
    The Lancet | 17 October 2014

    Public health experts hope smartphone apps that men who have sex with men use to meet sexual partners might help in health promotion.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Juncker seen making U-turn on medicines policy
    EurActiv | 17 October 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker has ceded to pressure from MEPs and abandoned his plan to return control of medicines and pharmaceutical products to the Industry Commissioner. This responsibility will instead remain in the hands of the Health Commissioner.

  • Injecting drug use
    UK: Funding cuts for drug and alcohol treatment
    Russell Webster (blog) | 17 October 2014

    Earlier this month (October 2014) Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health published a joint review of drug and alcohol commissioning in England and Wales. This Department of Health funded review was based on a series of interviews with Directors of Public Health (94% of the 152 Upper Tier authorities participated) and Drugscope and looked at current and future commissioning plans for drug and alcohol treatment.

  • Global health initiatives
    Africa: Writing the Final Chapter on AIDS
    Inter Press Service | 17 October 2014

    The 90-90-90 plan, unveiled by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) earlier this year, seeks to halt the spread of HIV by 2020 and to end the epidemic by 2030. Some African countries are on track to achieving the ambitious 90-90-90 targets.

  • How transmission occurs
    CDC Director Compares Ebola to AIDS. But How Similar Are They?
    Poz magazine news | 17 October 2014

    CDC director Tom Frieden says this about Ebola: "The only thing like this has been AIDS." In fact, the two viruses share similarities but also have big differences.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay Men: We Need to Act
    Huffington Post | 16 October 2014

    I will keep saying it until I'm blue in the face: new HIV Infections have almost doubled amongst 15-24 year olds. I read my briefing over breakfast this morning and I cannot quite describe the feeling in my stomach. How can we, how can I allow this to happen, and how did these data slip out and go largely unreported this week?

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control
    IRIN | 16 October 2014

    Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    In Ebola fear, a familiar whiff of paranoia
    Washington Post | 16 October 2014

    Stigmatization, dread of contagion, and moral panic: the parallels between Ebola and the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are striking.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    HCV sexual transmission: HIV negative may be at risk, more awareness and testing needed
    HIVandHepatitis.com | 16 October 2014

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is known to be sexually transmitted among HIV positive men who have sex with men, but HIV negative men may be at risk as well, according to recent reports. Other recent studies have looked at awareness of HCV sexual transmission and screening practices, suggesting that improvement is needed in both areas.

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