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HPV infection more common in HIV-positive women who smoke

HIV-positive women who smoke have a significantly higher prevalence and incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the cervix than HIV-positive non-smoking women, according to

Published
10 May 2004
By
Michael Carter
Russia's hard line on drug use making HIV prevention difficult

Russia’s worsening HIV crisis is being exacerbated by government policy, police harassment and prejudice, according to a report released today by Human Rights Watch. The

Published
28 April 2004
By
Michael Carter
Is it safe for a person with HCV to have a few drinks? Individualised risk assessment needed

Heavy alcohol consumption is associated with liver fibrosis in individuals infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a study published in the March edition

Published
27 April 2004
By
Michael Carter
Improvement in CD4 cell count with HAART associated with more unsafe sex, but not injecting in IDUs

Injecting drug users who experienced an improvement in their CD4 cell count after starting HAART had an increased risk of engaging in more unprotected sex,

Published
14 April 2004
By
Michael Carter
PEP for sexual exposure to HIV doesn't lead to more risky sex

Providing individuals with post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) against HIV infection after high-risk activities such as unprotected sex or injecting drug use does not lead to an

Published
06 April 2004
By
Michael Carter
Younger injecting drug users and gay men optimistic about HAART likely to have safer sex fatigue

Younger injecting drug users and gay men who are optimistic about the success of HAART are more likely to express fatigue with HIV prevention messages,

Published
11 March 2004
By
Michael Carter
Methamphetamine use by New York gay men risks epidemic of resistant HIV warns opinion piece

Use of the recreational drug methamphetamine by gay men is leading to an increase in unsafe sex and many new cases of HIV, warn HIV

Published
10 March 2004
By
Michael Carter
Methamphetamine is a 'new challenge in HIV treatment and prevention' concludes review article

Methamphetamine is a new and serious challenge to HIV treatment and prevention, according to an article to be published in the March 15th edition of

Published
03 March 2004
By
Michael Carter
Saunas and drugs linked with rectal gonorrhoea in gay men in San Francisco study

For HIV-positive gay men in San Francisco, having anonymous sex in a sauna is associated with an increased risk of rectal gonorrhoea, according to a

Published
28 January 2004
By
Michael Carter
Injecting drug users more likely to progress to AIDS even if taking HAART

HIV-positive injecting drug users are significantly more likely to develop an AIDS defining illness, even when they are taking HAART, than HAART-treated HIV-positive individuals who

Published
08 January 2004
By
Michael Carter

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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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