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A Tale of Two Cities

Once the glass doors to the clinic open at 10 A.M. sharp, dozens of people file in from San Francisco’s Castro Street. Decked out in dressed-down West Coast chic, these super hip Bay Area residents, a mix of transgender women and men who have sex with men (MSM), are taking steps to care for their sexual health.

Published
18 May 2016
From
POZ
The Hepatitis C Trust is considering seeking a judicial review of NHS England’s decision to ration access to hepatitis C treatment

The Hepatitis C Trust wrote to NHS England to ask it to reconsider its decision to limit the number of people with hepatitis C who are allowed access to new NICE approved drugs that cure the disease. On Monday 16th May, 2016 NHS England replied with a response that The Hepatitis C Trust did not find satisfactory. With great regret it now has to consider seeking a judicial review of the decision.

Published
18 May 2016
From
Hepatitis C Trust
Muslim states block 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meeting

A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen.

Published
17 May 2016
From
The Guardian
Outside the biomedical box of hepatitis C research

Interview with Magdalena Harris, Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, on how she came to work with viral hepatitis, how the field has been changing, and what new research is called for.

Published
17 May 2016
From
BioMed Central blogs
HIV/AIDS Activists Look To Keep Pressing Clinton After “Unconscionable” Nancy Reagan Comment

Clinton deeply upset many when she praised the Reagans for starting “a national conversation” about HIV and AIDS. Since then, dozens of activists have banded together to press the Clinton, Sanders, and Trump — with mixed results.

Published
17 May 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
New York: Cuomo’s HIV/AIDS legislation targets 2020 to end epidemic

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced legislation Sunday that would implement parts of his plan to eliminate HIV/AIDS as an epidemic by 2020, but advocates said it leaves out some of his task force’s recommendations.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Newsday
New Zealand: "Community, testing and meds will stop HIV"

A concerted community response, testing, drug treatments and condoms are all now needed if NZ is to see the end of the HIV epidemic, according to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Although the organisation initially resisted reliance on drug-based prevention approaches, in recent years it has cautiously embraced the techniques.

Published
17 May 2016
From
GayNZ.com
China study indicates bias against men who have sex with men spurs migration, potential spread of HIV, stalls services, responses

The study amongst Chinese MSM offers information about the potential spread of China’s HIV epidemic, as well as a shifting demographic’s demand for services.

Published
17 May 2016
From
Science Speaks
Eliminating HIV is possible: Researchers explain how

The 'treatment as prevention' approach has brought the HIV epidemic in Denmark to the brink of elimination, researchers say after analyzing two decades of data. However, this approach will only work in other countries if almost all patients adhere to their treatment regimens.

Published
16 May 2016
From
ScienceDaily
South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.

Published
16 May 2016
From
UNAIDS

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