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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  • Cancer
    Cancer linked to oral sex increasing; Milwaukee seeks to educate, promote vaccines
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | 10 May 2013

    As a head and neck cancer surgeon, Michael Stadler never thought he'd have to ask his patients about their sexual practices. Thirty years ago, most cancers he treated were linked to smoking. Today, 60% to 80% of oropharyngeal (tonsil and back of the tongue) cancers are linked to oral sex and genital human papillomavirus, or HPV.

  • The search for a cure
    Misleading News Reports Suggest HIV Cure Is Near
    AIDSMeds | 10 May 2013

    Numerous news outlets have inaccurately reported that Danish researchers are, according to one publication, “within months” of finding a cure for HIV.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Michelangelo Signorile: The First AIDS Generation: Grappling With Why We're Alive and What It Means
    Huffington Post | 10 May 2013

    I was escaping the epidemic by immersing myself in the politics and urgency of it, which seems paradoxical but really does make a lot of sense .I gave myself a special dispensation on grief and heartbreak. There was no time for grief, especially when anger and indignation was so much more empowering. Of course, what I'm painfully learning 25 years later is that you can put grief off, but you can't ever escape it.

  • HIV and criminal law
    US: REPEAL ACT to modernise HIV criminalisation laws reintroduced with bipartisan support
    HIV Justice Network | 09 May 2013

    Yesterday, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee (Democrat) was joined by Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) to introduce a new version of the ‘Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act’ (the ‘REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act’, or the ‘REPEAL Act’) first introduced by Congresswoman Lee in September 2011.

  • Sex workers
    Right to remain silent
    Nature | 09 May 2013

    The US Supreme Court should overturn the 2003 law that requires federally funded HIV/AIDS programmes abroad to denounce prostitution.

  • Immigration
    Queen's Speech signals a new Immigration Bill is on its way
    Migrants' Rights Network | 08 May 2013

    Today we learned that Government is preparing a new Immigration Bill - despite ministers' acknowledgement that much of the detail behind the headlines is still missing. One aspect may be further restrictions on migrants' use of the NHS.

  • Global health initiatives
    Switzerland Announces Large Increase in Its 2013 Pledge to the Global Fund
    Global Fund Observer | 08 May 2013

    Switzerland has raised its pledge to the Global Fund for 2013 from seven million Swiss francs (about $7.5 million) to 10 million Swiss francs (about $10.6 million), an increase of 43%.

  • The search for a cure
    IAS 2013 conference programme now available online
    International AIDS Society | 08 May 2013

    Strategies for pursuing a HIV cure, the impact of starting antiretroviral therapy at higher CD4 counts and innovative models for HIV testing and care are among the scientific topics featured in the IAS 2013 programme.

  • Immigration
    NAT comment on the Queen's speech and the impact it could have on people living with HIV
    NAT press release | 08 May 2013

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) responds to the announcement in the Queen's Speech today that migrants will face further restrictions to accessing NHS services. The Government has provided no evidence of the 'health tourism' which the restrictions on migrant access to the NHS outlined in today's Queen's Speech are meant to address. 

  • The search for a cure
    "Scientists on brink of HIV cure": correction
    Aarhus University Hospital press release | 08 May 2013

    The Telegraph's title and subtitle suggested that a cure for HIV is expected in months. But this is not the case, according to the Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital whose work was cited by the paper.

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