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How both sides in Ukraine's war are losing the HIV battle

Displacement, aid delivery issues, and different strategies are all feeding a raging epidemic.

Published
16 February 2018
From
IRINnews.org
Nigeria accounts for 14% global HIV daily infections — UN

he Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, has said it is planning to increase its investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, while it disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 14 percent of global HIV infections daily.

Published
16 February 2018
From
Vanguard
Zambia: HIV deaths on treatment underestimated

People with HIV in Zambia were at least ten times more likely to die in the first two years after starting antiretroviral treatment than European

Published
14 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Call for evidence – Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office

What is the public health impact of the Memorandum of Understanding on data sharing between NHS Digital, the Home Office, and the Department of Health, particularly on health seeking behaviour and health outcomes of the migrant population?

Published
14 February 2018
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Prescribing PrEP? Don't Wait for Patients to Ask

In the clinic, providers must initiate conversation with people who may benefit from PrEP. Provider-initiated conversations about PrEP resulted in a greater proportion of their eligible caseload receiving PrEP. It was especially effective in increasing the number of underrepresented or underreported patients (eg. women, heterosexual adults, transgender adults, people engaged in sex work, and injection drug users) receiving PrEP.

Published
14 February 2018
From
Contemporary Clinic
Trump's Budget Cut for HIV/AIDS Would Kill 300000 People Per Year, Report Says

Three-hundred thousand deaths per year. That’s the human cost of President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut $1 billion cut from global HIV funding in 2019, a 20% reduction from current levels, according to a report by the ONE campaign.

Published
14 February 2018
From
Daily Beast
Trump budget plans would slash HIV/AIDS funding

The budget includes cuts to domestic HIV/AIDS programs, despite the growing needs, including elimination of Special Programs of National Significance (SPNS). Meanwhile the plan includes a cut of over a billion in funding for global HIV programs.

Published
13 February 2018
From
PinkNews
Are We Really Prepared To Stop HIV?

Last weekend (9/10 February) in Amsterdam, European healthcare workers, activists, advocates and policy makers were at a conference discussing how they could facilitate HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more widely across European countries. Is it right to continue to limit or stagger access to PrEP to those at highest need in England when it is available freely on the NHS in Scotland and Wales?

Published
12 February 2018
From
Huffington Post
PrEP Shop: Daily PrEP for only £55 a month

We’ve created PrEP Shop to make it easier for you to buy generic HIV PrEP from someone you trust. By using the buying power of the NHS we aim to keep prices as affordable as we can.

Published
12 February 2018
From
56 Dean Street
Communication skills training for healthcare workers improves HIV treatment adherence

People with HIV in Tanzania were more likely to report problems with non-adherence to antiretroviral treatment after their healthcare providers underwent training in patient-centred communication

Published
09 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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