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HIV testing and treatment campaigns need to target women and the under 35s, says research from South Africa

A quarter of people living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal are unaware of their infection status, according to research published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
16 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Hep C sufferers’ ire at activist-website ban

A website which raises awareness about a medical cure for hepatitis C could be hidden from Australians.

Published
15 June 2016
From
The New Daily
WHO releases second edition of Consolidated ARV guidelines

This edition updates the 2013 consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs following an extensive review of evidence and consultations in mid-2015, shared at the end of 2015, and now published in full in 2016. It is being published in a changing global context for HIV and for health more broadly.

Published
15 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
A boring killer?

Only 3% of people who have hep C in England have received treatment. What?! How on earth is that acceptable? The problem is that this infection primarily affects injecting drug users and stigma around drug use is preventing public outrage – outrage that could spur on better health treatment.

Published
14 June 2016
From
Addaction
HLM 2016 AIDS: “Reaffirming” urgency while dodging realities, UN resolution on HIV shows what happens when a declaration is political

It is a declaration that embraces World Health Organization guidelines recommending everyone with the virus have access to treatment. It expresses commitment to the diagnosis and treatment goals that UNAIDS has set as essential to defeating the pandemic, as well as recognition of the consequences that falling short of those goals will bring. It acknowledges the need to confront the impact of tuberculosis and sets goals to end the impact of that disease among people with HIV. And yet it is a document that leaves unclear how any of that will be accomplished.

Published
14 June 2016
From
Science Speaks
AIDS Meeting Was Bold but Disappointing, Organisations Say

Though the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS ended with the adoption of bold and life-saving targets, many organisations have expressed their disappointment in its outcomes.

Published
14 June 2016
From
Inter Press Service
Adolescents with HIV need to be rapidly linked to specialist care to have best chances of sustaining engagement with HIV services

Adolescents newly diagnosed with HIV need to be rapidly incorporated into HIV care networks to have the best chances of remaining in care in the long term,

Published
14 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Bold commitments to action made at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

The new Political Declaration adopted by United Nations Member States charts a course to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.

Published
12 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Nigel Farage defends policy of banning migrants with HIV from UK

Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.

Published
12 June 2016
From
The Independent
HLM 2016 AIDS: Universal treatment access panel looks at issues in generic antiretroviral medicines

Manufacturing generic antiretroviral drugs has become a losing financial proposition for the few companies involved, according to Dr. Ren Minghui, the Assistant Director General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization.

Published
12 June 2016
From
Science Speaks

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