All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • Vaccines
    AIDS Vaccine Sleuths Find New Clues as 30-Year Hunt Continues
    Bloomberg | 11 September 2012

    AIDS researchers found clues that help explain why an HIV vaccine worked better for some people than others in a study, advancing scientists’ understanding of the virus.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Zimbabwe: Acute ARV Shortage Hits Zimbabwe
    AllAfrica | 11 September 2012

    AN acute shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in public health institutions is reportedly forcing patients to switch to drug combinations which compromise their health. Some hospitals are said to be offering ARVs meant for children to adults.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Challenges remain in reaching 100% cure rate in HCV
    Healio Infectious Disease News | 11 September 2012

    “The treatment for hepatitis C is going to get more complicated before it gets simple,” Rice said. “We’re at a stage where we have good proof of concept that these antivirals can improve therapy, but we still have a long way to go,” Rice said.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    HIV Prevention Must Resume Its Place in the Larger LGBT Agenda
    Huffington Post (blog) | 11 September 2012

    Our organizations recently released an issue brief, titled "Ending the HIV Epidemic Among Gay Men in the United States," that outlines a comprehensive agenda that includes taking full advantage of the Affordable Care Act to assure HIV testing, care, and treatment are readily available for all who need them. It also calls for reforms in the health system toward a "whole health" approach to meeting the needs of LGBT people -- from mental health and primary care to HIV prevention interventions for HIV-positive gay men.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Man sentenced to 30 years for infecting five people with Hepatitis C
    First Coast News | 11 September 2012

    It was an emotional day at the federal courthouse as Steven Beumel was sentenced to 30 years in prison for infecting five patients with Hepatitis C at the Mayo Clinic.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Man kills girlfriend for revealing she was HIV positive
    USA Today | 11 September 2012

    Dallas police say a 36-year-old man has admitted to fatally stabbing his new girlfriend following her revelation that she was HIV positive after they had sex, WFAA-TV reports.

  • Vaccines
    RV144 vaccine efficacy increased against certain HIV viruses
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 10 September 2012

    Scientists used genetic sequencing to discover new evidence that the first vaccine shown to prevent HIV infection in people also affected the viruses in those who did become infected. Viruses with two genetic "footprints" were associated with greater vaccine efficacy. The results were published today in the online edition of the journal Nature.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    Size of average HIV life policy revealed
    Health Insurance and Protection | 10 September 2012

    Research shows that HIV-positive people are “at last” insuring themselves for “useful” amounts.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Maryland man faces rarely used HIV transmission charges
    The Washington Post | 10 September 2012

    Prosecutors have charged a man with knowingly attempting to transmit HIV — a seldom-used and often controversial charge. As prosecutors prepare their case, the effectiveness of such laws is being debated by legislators and public health officials from Maryland to California.

  • Vaccines
    Why an AIDS vaccine has been so difficult to develop
    Science Daily | 10 September 2012

    New research explains a decades-old mystery as to why slightly weakened versions of the monkey AIDS virus were able to prevent subsequent infection with the fully virulent strain, but were too risky for human use, and why severely compromised or completely inactivated versions of the virus were not effective at all.

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