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  • PrEP
    Petition to Remove AHF's Michael Weinstein for "Party Drug" remark about PrEP
    Change.org | 19 hours ago

    A former model for one of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)'s campaigns has set up an online petition demanding the resignation of Michael Weinstein, Chief Executive of AHF, after he described Truvada pre-exposure prophylaxis as a "party drug".

  • HIV and sex
    When HIV is a turn-on
    Salon | 23 hours ago

    Treasure Island Media’s new porn film, “Viral Loads,” is stoking controversy by fetishizing HIV and transmission risk.

  • HIV prevention policy
    ‘Geographic lens’ may be key to HIV prevention
    Brown Daily Herald | 23 hours ago

    Geography may be the key to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. Low-income communities with high minority populations — especially African-American and Hispanic populations — are hot spots and although this information has been previously published, it has not been used to target HIV treatment effectively.

  • Injecting drug use
    Crimea: Russian Law Corners Drug Users
    Inter Press Service | 16 April 2014

    As local authorities prepare to put an end to opioid substitution treatment (OST) programmes in the newly annexed Crimean peninsula, drug users there say they are being forced to choose between a return to addiction and becoming refugees.

  • PrEP
    Op-Ed: The Danger in Calling PrEP a "Party Drug"
    Out | 15 April 2014

    Michael Lucas calls on the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to be removed from his job for remarks about Truvada

  • Disclosure and children
    HIV: The power of positive thinking
    The Independent | 15 April 2014

    At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

  • PEP
    Few patients attend HIV clinic after ED visit for postexposure care
    Healio | 15 April 2014

    Only half of people who were referred to HIV clinics for follow-up after presenting to the emergency department for nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis actually attended the clinic for care.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for a Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet of Atazanavir Sulfate with Cobicistat for People Living with HIV-1
    Bristol-Myers Squibb press release | 15 April 2014

    If approved, atazanavir sulfate and cobicistat could offer patients living with HIV-1 a single tablet that eliminates the need to take a boosting agent in a separate tablet. Cobicistat is developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

  • HIV prevention policy
    London election candidates urged to tackle HIV as numbers in the capital continue to increase
    NAT press release | 15 April 2014

    A leading HIV charity is calling on London’s councillors and political groups to tackle the high rates of HIV in their boroughs and improve support services for the growing number of people living with HIV, in the lead up to May elections.

  • Transgender people
    Issue Brief: Trans Populations and HIV: Time to End the Neglect
    amFAR | 15 April 2014

    Evidence suggests that trans populations may be the most heavily burdened by HIV worldwide. Failure of the global HIV response to meet the needs of this at-risk group is largely the result of wide-scale stigma, neglect, and institutionalized discrimination.

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