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  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    Fighting on after the war is over, HIV contrarian publishes yet another paper
    Ars Technica | 10 January 2012

    As attention first focused on HIV, a handful of scientists very publicly raised questions about whether the scientific evidence was as solid as others thought. And, years later, at least one's still at it: Berkeley molecular biologist Peter Duesberg. Last month, after his latest effort to see his arguments published ended up in a retraction and the firing of an editor-in-chief, Duesberg managed to get it published in the Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Merck Hepatitis C Drug May `Anchor' Future Worldwide Regimen
    Bloomberg | 10 January 2012

    Merck & Co. will make whatever deals are necessary to ensure the company leads the race for future hepatitis C combination therapies, said Roger Pomerantz, the drugmaker’s worldwide head of licensing and acquisitions.

  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    The Right Wing Appeal of Duesberg's HIV/AIDS denialism
    Denialism blog | 10 January 2012

    Duesberg comes out and blames homosexual promiscuity for AIDS rather than a virus. I think examples like this make it clearer that the ideology responsible for this denialism is plain just plain homophobia after all.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Elton John to pen personal story about AIDS
    Reuters | 10 January 2012

    Elton John will write a personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including his friendship with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991 aged 45.

  • Injecting drug use
    Ireland: The 'safer' route from harm
    Irish Times | 10 January 2012

    In the second of our two-part series on Ireland’s heroin problem, we visit Limerick’s first mobile needle exchange unit – just one of the approaches being taken to deal with heroin addiction outside Dublin

  • HIV and criminal law
    HIV-positive Ottawa man to appeal ruling on attempted murder charges
    Ottawa Citizen | 09 January 2012

    An HIV-positive Ottawa man intends to appeal a judge’s ruling ordering him to stand trial on four counts of attempted murder for having unprotected sex with young men without telling them.

  • Policy
    HIV advocacy groups launch new online resource HIVHealthReform.org
    Windy City Times | 09 January 2012

    A leading group of US HIV advocacy organizations announce the launch of a new website to serve as the go-to source for information, advocacy resources, and news on what health care reform (the Affordable Care Act) means for people living with HIV.

  • Child developmental issues
    NIH study shows HIV-exposed children at high risk of language delay
    US National Institutes of Health | 09 January 2012

    Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Moreover, children exposed to HIV before birth may benefit from routine screening for language impairment, even if they don’t have any obvious signs of a language problem, the researchers said.

  • Injecting drug use
    Is Ireland failing its heroin addicts?
    Irish Times | 09 January 2012

    The number of heroin users in Ireland is the highest in the EU while deaths of people on methadone programmes increasing. In the first of a two-part series on Ireland’s heroin problem, we ask how addicts are being treated here.

  • Circumcision
    RWANDA: Aiming towards two million medical male circumcisions
    IRIN Plus News | 09 January 2012

    This will be a busy year for Rwanda's health centres as the country attempts to reach its goal of medically circumcising 50 percent of men by June 2013 as part of HIV prevention efforts.

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