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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
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

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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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