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Nationwide service to tackle loneliness and self stigma among people with HIV launched in Scotland

Peer Support Scotland, funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, will bring together people living with HIV to share their experiences, knowledge and advice, to support others diagnosed with the virus, boosting self-esteem and combating isolation.

Published
20 June 2017
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
The opioid epidemic is making the fight against HIV more difficult

Thanks to the opioid economic, hard-won gains in bringing down the US HIV infection rate may be reversed. Hoping to prevent future outbreaks and to drive the HIV infection rate to zero, public health experts are holding a Capitol Hill summit Wednesday. Federal funding for harm reduction programmes has helped to contain recent outbreaks among drug users, but they could be endangered if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Published
14 June 2017
From
Washington Post
High prevalence of tobacco use among HIV-positive individuals in low- and middle-income countries

There is a high prevalence of tobacco use among HIV-positive adults in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. Overall, 27% of HIV-positive

Published
12 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
MSM, especially if HIV-positive, have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, according to US research

Men who have sex with men (MSM) have an increased risk of meningococcal disease, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of

Published
06 June 2017
By
Michael Carter
Ramadan, Fasting & HIV

Ramadan is the name of one of the 12 lunar months of the Islamic calendar. For 29 days of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset. Many HIV-positive wish to join their community in observing this important month, can they?

Published
26 May 2017
From
LASS
Overamping is a common problem among people who use stimulants

Overdosing on stimulants such as methamphetamine – known as 'overamping' – is an under-recognised problem in a harm reduction community that more often focuses on opioid overdose,

Published
19 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

Imagining a better future isn't enough to help LGB teens deal with stress related to their sexual orientation, new research finds. However well-intentioned the idea, "It Gets Better" is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may even do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Russell Toomey. A better method, according to the research, is for teens to seek out organizations, activities and resources focused specifically on the gay, lesbian and bisexual community.

Published
16 May 2017
From
Univesity of Arizona
New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

Published
10 May 2017
From
Weill Cornell Medicine
Switching from efavirenz to lopinavir/ritonavir has no meaningful impact on neurological function, says UK study

Switching from efavirenz does not significantly improve the neurological function of patients taking virologically suppressive antiretroviral therapy, investigators from the UK report in HIV Medicine. The

Published
10 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
On borrowed time

The delayed drug strategy – and lack of plan for an alcohol strategy – is pulling the lifeline from a sector in crisis, hears DDN

Published
08 May 2017
From
Drink & Drug News
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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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