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This Week in PLOS Medicine: Integrating Mental Health & HIV Care

Continuing with the series providing a global perspective on integrating mental health, Sylvia Kaaya and colleagues discuss the importance of integrating mental health interventions into HIV prevention and treatment platforms.

Published
22 May 2013
From
PLoS Blogs (blog)
HIV No Barrier to Getting Liver Transplant

Liver transplants to treat a common type of liver cancer are a viable option for people infected with HIV, according to new research. The Italian study, published in The Oncologist, found that HIV doesn't affect survival rates and cancer recurrence after transplants among HIV patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Published
21 May 2013
From
Web MD
For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar: Bacterial Meningitis

A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again. Seven men have died in New York City, about a third of diagnosed cases, since 2010. And in the last few months, the contagion seemed to be accelerating. It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.

Published
20 May 2013
From
New York Times
Nanoparticles May Transport HIV Meds to the Brain

Researchers have had early success in a method that might one day thwart the powerful blood-brain barrier and effectively deliver antiretrovirals to the brain.

Published
16 May 2013
From
AIDSMeds
Malaria and HIV Spike as Greece Cuts Healthcare Spending

Greece's budgetary ax fell unduly hard on its healthcare sector, which was slated to grow at around 4 percent annually, but which has instead been jolted by a series of wage freezes, firings, and drug rationing programs.

Published
16 May 2013
From
The Atlantic
Canada commits cash to Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

Canada’s Minister of International Co-operation Julian Fantino on Monday provided another $20 million to the Global Fund to support affordable medicines facilities for malaria.

Published
15 May 2013
From
Toronto Star
Cancer Vaccines Get a Price Cut in Poor Nations

The two companies that make vaccines against cervical cancer announced Thursday that they would cut their prices to the world’s poorest countries below $5 per dose, eventually making it possible for millions of girls to be protected against a major deadly cancer.

Published
14 May 2013
From
New York Times
Study highlights needs of growing older population living with HIV

A University of Salford study with charity the George House Trust has highlighted the North West’s growing population of older people with HIV and the lack of services for older HIV-positive gay men.

Published
13 May 2013
From
University of Salford
Cancer linked to oral sex increasing; Milwaukee seeks to educate, promote vaccines

As a head and neck cancer surgeon, Michael Stadler never thought he'd have to ask his patients about their sexual practices. Thirty years ago, most cancers he treated were linked to smoking. Today, 60% to 80% of oropharyngeal (tonsil and back of the tongue) cancers are linked to oral sex and genital human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Published
10 May 2013
From
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Michelangelo Signorile: The First AIDS Generation: Grappling With Why We're Alive and What It Means

I was escaping the epidemic by immersing myself in the politics and urgency of it, which seems paradoxical but really does make a lot of sense .I gave myself a special dispensation on grief and heartbreak. There was no time for grief, especially when anger and indignation was so much more empowering. Of course, what I'm painfully learning 25 years later is that you can put grief off, but you can't ever escape it.

Published
10 May 2013
From
Huffington Post

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