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  • HIV prevention policy
    Law on Condoms Threatens Tie Between Sex Films and Los Angeles
    New York Times | 09 March 2012

    Since the early days of X-rated films, this city’s San Fernando Valley has been the industry’s home. With year-round sun, access to Hollywood filmmaking expertise and beautiful young people flocking to the region from around the country, pornographic studios have filmed thousands of movies here each year.

  • What is HIV?
    Deeper view of HIV reveals impact of early mutations
    Science Daily (press release) | 09 March 2012

    Mutations in HIV that develop during the first few weeks of infection may play a critical role in undermining a successful early immune response, a finding that reveals the importance of vaccines targeting regions of the virus that are less likely to mutate.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    HIV rates in US black women much higher than thought
    Los Angeles Times | 09 March 2012

    HIV infection rates among black women in some parts of the United States are similar to the incidence seen in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers reported Thursday. 

  • Side-effects
    New Treatment Presented for Chronic Diarrhea in HIV/AIDS Patients
    MarketWatch (press release) | 08 March 2012

    A poster describing the results of the final Phase 3 clinical trial for crofelemer, a drug being developed for the indication of chronic diarrhea in people living with HIV/AIDS on anti-retro viral therapy (CRO-HIV), was presented in Seattle this afternoon.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    First findings released from Swaziland HIV incidence measurement survey announced at CROI 2012
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 08 March 2012

    First findings from the Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey a nationally representative HIV survey, were presented today at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections and indicate that the percentage of the population living with HIV infection is 31 percent among adults ages 18-49. This figure matches the 2006 Demographic Health Survey findings for the same age group, indicating that the HIV epidemic in Swaziland has stabilized over the past five years.

  • Child developmental issues
    Time HIV Tx Starts Has No Impact on IQ
    MedPage Today | 08 March 2012

    Neurological development of children infected with HIV does not appear to be influenced by the decision on when to start antiretroviral therapy, researchers said here.

  • Health services and systems
    US: HIV Patients Not Staying In Care
    HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today | 08 March 2012

    A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, reveals that only approximately 75% of individuals in the U.S. with HIV/AIDS consistently stay in care. The study, published online this week in AIDS, is the first to provide a comprehensive national estimate of HIV care retention and information about which patients are more likely to remain in care.

  • TB treatment
    High dose of new HIV drug might improve outcomes for HIV/TB co-infected
    Science Speaks | 08 March 2012

    A safety and tolerability study lookes at dolutegravir given twice daily with rifampin.

  • Epidemiology
    New tool tracks AIDS and the global burden of disease
    Science Speaks | 08 March 2012

    At a plenary session Thursday at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Christopher Murray, MD, PhD, presented preliminary data from the 2010 revision of the Global Burden of Disease. 

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Gay activist: Jamaica 'disappoints and surprises'
    Xtra | 08 March 2012

    Lawyer and gay rights activist Maurice Tomlinson recalled his native Jamaica’s moniker as the most homophobic place on earth when he received the inaugural David Kato Vision and Voice Award in January. Kato was murdered in his own country, Uganda, for doing the work that Tomlinson himself does on behalf of queer Jamaicans — documenting, educating about, and responding to, human rights abuses.

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