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  • The search for a cure
    Top HIV cure research team refutes major recent results on how to identify HIV persistence
    Medical Xpress | 12 hours ago

    An international team focused on HIV cure research spearheaded by The Wistar Institute in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, Spain, established that the CD32 molecule is not a preferential biomarker to identify HIV silent reservoirs within the immune system of patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), as proposed by a recent landmark study.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 12 hours ago

    Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ISGlobal - an institution supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation - and led by the European Liver Patient's Association.

  • HIV and criminal law
    The Man Who Deliberately Infected Five Gay Men With HIV Has Been Jailed For Life
    Buzzfeed | 23 hours ago

    Daryll Rowe became the first person in England to be convicted of intentionally spreading the virus after infecting five men and attempting to infect five more. One of his victims told BuzzFeed News: "He's got what he deserved."

  • Finance and funding
    First long-term study finds half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS
    EurekAlert (press release) | 18 April 2018

    Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease. The total was $562.6 billion over the 16-year period. Annual spending peaked in 2013 with $49.7 billion. Two years later, $48.9 billion was provided for the care, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

  • PrEP
    Vaginal implant might stop HIV transmission
    New Atlas | 17 April 2018

    Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a promising new medical device that could help protect women from HIV. The technology consists of a vaginal implant that basically reduces the amount of targets the virus can latch onto during sex, and may prove a more effective measure than some anti-HIV drugs or condoms in fending off infections.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela
    Corresponsales Clave | 17 April 2018

    Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

  • Recreational drug use
    Can I use poppers if I’m in drug treatment? Advice from a substance use counselor
    BETA | 16 April 2018

    As a substance use counselor with the Stonewall Project at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, clients oftentimes ask me how (or if) poppers fit into substance use treatment. Are poppers a dangerous “gateway” drug that might cause a slip back into meth use? Or are they a relatively benign drug that’s unfairly targeted by abstinence-only groups?

  • Vaccines
    Genetically Altered Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Protect Monkeys from HIV-Like Virus
    NIAID press release | 16 April 2018

    Single infusions of each modified bNAb protected two groups of six monkeys each against weekly exposures to simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) for up to 37 weeks, compared with a median of 3 weeks in 12 monkeys receiving no antibody.

  • People and personal stories
    Conchita Wurst reveals she is HIV positive after former boyfriend 'threatened' to out her
    indy100 | 16 April 2018

    Conchita Wurst has revealed she is HIV positive after claiming that a former boyfriend threatened to go public with the information. The 2014 Eurovision winner took to Instagram to share the information with her fans, vowing that she "will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life in the future”.

  • Taking an HIV test
    'The earlier you go, the longer you live': HIV self-testing in South Africa
    The Guardian | 16 April 2018

    In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment.

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