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The toughest battle in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where infection rates are on the rise

The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions. It prompted anti-Aids campaigners and activists to issue a stark warning at last month’s global Aids conference in Amsterdam that the region’s HIV crisis risks “exploding”.

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People with HIV receiving methadone and HIV drugs spend less time with detectable viral load

People on methadone maintenance treatment spent less time with a detectable viral load above 1500 copies/ml, potentially reducing the risk of HIV transmission, a study presented at

Published
10 August 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Access to opioid agonist therapy in Russia: time for reform (free registration required)

The efforts to halt the spread of HIV in Russia are hindered by the policies of its government, which has scaled back harm reduction efforts and denied access to opioid agonist treatment to 1·8 million people who inject drugs in Russia, many of whom inject opioids.

Published
07 August 2018
From
The Lancet
Harm Reduction International appoints Naomi Burke-Shyne as executive director

Harm Reduction International (HRI) announced today the appointment of Naomi Burke-Shyne as its new executive director. She will take the position on 1 September 2018, replacing Dr Rick Lines who has served as executive director since 2010.

Published
31 July 2018
From
Harm Reduction International
How lessons from HIV/AIDS crisis can apply to the opioid crisis

As someone who participated in AIDS activism in the early 1990s, and now works on ending the overdose deaths, the lens through which I view these parallels begins with this insight: Every public health crisis must be understood as both a medical issue and a social issue. Health care is necessary but not sufficient to reverse the course of an epidemic. We must also fight to remove barriers to access, and tackle the policies that have put so many people in harm’s way.

Published
30 July 2018
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Philly.com
Supervised drug consumption sites offer opportunities for HCV testing and treatment

Most supervised drug consumption facilities offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and referrals, but very few offer treatment, indicating that they could potentially play a greater role in

Published
27 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Series of HIV outbreaks in people who inject drugs shows that ‘complacency is the new problem’

There have been outbreaks of rapid HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Athens, Bucharest, Dublin, Glasgow, Luxembourg, Tel Aviv, Saskatchewan (Canada) and Scott County (Indiana,

Published
27 July 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Civil society under threat: How can HIV advocates resist the impact?

Civil society organisations (CSOs) providing HIV services and advocacy to key populations and people living with HIV are increasingly under attack from populist and repressive government regimes across

Published
26 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
Failure to provide naloxone at the point of release for most prisoners is putting lives at risk

Those leaving prison having had an opiate problem are seriously at risk of having a life-threatening overdose or dying as a result of one. Both Public Health England (PHE) and the government have been clear in their recommendation that all local areas need to have appropriate naloxone provision in place. However, prisons have so far failed to implement provision at the point of release across much of the estate, and this is putting lives at risk.

Published
11 July 2018
From
Drink & Drug News
Glasgow's major HIV outbreak amongst people who inject drugs shows no sign of slowing

In 2015, an HIV outbreak was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. Three years on the outbreak has still not been controlled, and over 100 PWIDs in Scotland have been diagnosed with HIV. There are a number of policy issues that are impacting upon efforts to control the outbreak. This includes the closure of one of the main needle exchange services in Glasgow and the UK Government currently preventing the opening of a Drug Consumption Room (DCR) in the city.

Published
09 July 2018
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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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