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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  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Syphilis infection rates in B.C. almost double in 2012
    Vancouver Sun | 12 June 2013

    Public health officials in B.C. are calling on sexually active gay and bisexual men to regularly get tested for syphilis after the number of new infections in the province almost doubled in 2012.

  • Harm reduction
    International Harm Reduction Conference, Vilnius: Wednesday update
    International Harm Reduction Conference Daily Update | 12 June 2013

    News and interviews on harm reduction and injecting drug use from the 2013 International Harm Reduction Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • Human rights
    Russia Passes Bill Banning Gay 'Propaganda'
    Wall Street Journal | 12 June 2013

    Russia's lower house of Parliament passed a bill Tuesday that bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations," makes it a crime to hold gay pride events, speak in defense of gay rights or to say gay relationships are equal to heterosexual ones. Although ostensibly intended to protect minors, the bill is written so broadly that in effect it amounts to an outright ban.

  • TB diagnosis
    UK: Tuberculosis screening scheme extended
    Public Service | 12 June 2013

    In phase 2 of the Home Office's attempts to tackle the increase in tuberculosis (TB) coming into the UK, immigrants from another 11 countries will have to be pre-screened if they plan to stay in the country for longer than six months.

  • Health services and systems
    Thousands still missing HIV treatment following Central African Republic coup
    IRIN | 12 June 2013

    More than 15,000 people living with HIV in the Central African Republic (CAR) had their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) treatment interrupted as a result of the instability before, during and after the 24 March coup by the Séléka rebel group. NGOs are now struggling to ensure these people resume their regimens to reduce the risk of illness, drug resistance and death.

  • The search for a cure
    New Danish results spark interest for future HIV cure research
    CATIE | 12 June 2013

    Danish scientists have been doing some interesting cure research that may have gone underappreciated.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    Enough With the HIV Treatment Cascade Research, Let's Do Something About It Already
    The Body Pro | 12 June 2013

    "Funding allocation -- be it governmental or private -- largely does not address stigma, shame and denial...the community is wandering around in ignorance about the availability of treatment and the ability to live a normal life with HIV infection." CDC scientist argues for better linkage to care and campaigns to improve HIV literacy.

  • Harm reduction
    Ukraine Injects Addicts With Hope
    Inter Press Service | 11 June 2013

    As former presidents, senior diplomats and experts meet in the Lithuanian capital to discuss a litany of rights abuses, lethal epidemics and social destruction caused by repressive drug policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, pockets of hope for drug reform are emerging across the region.

  • HIV treatment in children
    Botswana-Baylor pediatric HIV/AIDS program celebrates 10th anniversary
    Baylor College of Medicine | 11 June 2013

    Zero versus 6,000: Those numbers represent the number of children in Botswana who received lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment before and after the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital opened its first clinic 10 years ago in the region of Africa hardest hit by the disease.

  • Policy
    UN General Assembly reviews progress in achieving the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration on AIDS
    UNAIDS | 11 June 2013

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has presented his report on HIV to the 67th United Nations General Assembly which is taking place in New York from 10-11 June 2013. The report Accelerating the AIDS response: achieving the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration takes stock of progress made in implementing the targets set out in the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.

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Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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