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  • UK health services
    Who has to pay?
    NAT | 28 August 2015

    How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in England.

  • Adherence
    The Silent Struggle of HIV Treatment Adherence
    The Body | 28 August 2015

    Long-acting antiretroviral medications has the potential to help many people with HIV who face adherence barriers to better health. But that does not mean that it will be a panacea for all adherence issues.

  • TB services
    Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care
    VOA News | 28 August 2015

    A new study calls for urgent action to integrate anti-smoking strategies into the care of people being treated for tuberculosis and HIV.

  • Condoms and lubricant
    Jailing of gay men in Senegal poses setback to HIV fight in Africa
    Reuters | 28 August 2015

    Campaigners warned that Friday's verdict, based on a police discovery of condoms and lubricant in the house where the men were arrested, was a hammer blow to groups promoting safe sex.

  • Prisoners
    Botswana prisons: Foreign inmates win case for free HIV treatment
    BBC | 28 August 2015

    Botswana's court of appeal has upheld a ruling that foreign prisoners should receive free treatment for HIV/Aids, rights lawyers say.

  • HIV testing
    HIV testing among older adults is declining, despite CDC recommendation
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 28 August 2015

    In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that most doctors should automatically screen all their patients, including older adults, for HIV even if they don't exhibit any symptoms. New research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health finds that despite this recommendation, testing among older adults has largely fallen over time.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    One in four hepatitis C patients denied initial approval for drug treatment
    Yale News | 28 August 2015

    This study adds to a growing body of literature on the hepatitis C “cascade of care,” in which attrition occurs at every step from diagnosis, confirmation, linkage to care, and treatment.

  • HIV testing
    3 Reasons Gay Teen Boys Don’t Get Tested for HIV
    Poz | 28 August 2015

    HIV rates are increasing among young men who have sex with men (MSM), but only one in five gay male teenagers have been tested for the virus, according to findings of a study by Northwestern University and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Health and Wellbeing Board priorities and good practice across England
    Local Government Association | 28 August 2015

    By selecting a single area on the map you can view a summary of the local priorities, and access links to the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and reports highlighting measures of health and wellbeing for that area, as well as examples of good practice known in the area.

  • PrEP
    Gilead applies for PrEP approval in Canada
    Homoculture.ca | 27 August 2015

    Gilead has applied to Health Canada for Truvada to be approved as PrEP – HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Truvada is not approved as PrEP yet in Canada which means doctors must prescribe it off-label and it is not yet on any provincial drug plan formularies outside of Quebec. Gilead Pharmaceuticals has now formally submitted its application to Health Canada for Truvada to also be approved for a preventative indication. Much of this can be attributed to a petition launched in April by several HIV and gay men’s health organizations in Canada, calling on Gilead to apply to Health Canada.

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