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More opportunistic infections seen in women cocaine and opiate users, but no effect of drug use on CD4s or viral load

Women using cocaine, heroin or methadone or injecting any drugs had 65% more AIDS-defining illnesses over a five-year period, according to a large prospective study

Published
19 October 2004
By
Gus Cairns
Abacavir/3TC once daily pill gets scientific approval as Kivexa in Europe

GlaxoSmithKline’s once daily fixed dose combination of abacavir and 3TC (lamivudine) has received scientific approval from the European Medicines Agency, it was announced on Friday. The

Published
20 September 2004
By
Keith Alcorn
Higher immune system activation prior to seroconversion leads to faster CD4 T-cell loss

Patients with a history of high immune system activation before HIV infection experience faster declines in CD4 cell counts, according to a prospective cohort study

Published
17 September 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
Injecting users may need to start treatment earlier than other HIV+ people, US study reports

HIV-positive injecting drug users need to commence HAART when their CD4 cell count is above 350 cells/mm3, a level substantially higher than that recommended by

Published
08 September 2004
By
Michael Carter
French IV drug users who report HAART side-effects have more risky sex

The perception of having adverse side-effects due to one’s HAART regime was the strongest single predictor of unsafe sexual behaviour among a cohort of French

Published
08 June 2004
By
Gus Cairns
Large number of young Canadian injecting drug users coinfected with HIV and HCV

A high proportion of injecting drug users under the age of 29 in one of Canada’s largest cities are coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C

Published
25 May 2004
By
Michael Carter
Canadian study warns that inability to access addiction treatment is associated with syringe sharing

Intravenous drug users who attempt to access addiction treatment but are unsuccessful are likely to engage in syringe sharing, according to a Canadian study published

Published
24 May 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
World Health Organization asked to keep buprenorphine as a treatment option for heroin addiction

A group of activists and physicians has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the proposed reclassification of buprenorphine as a narcotic. If successful,

Published
18 May 2004
By
Christopher Gadd
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

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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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