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Expanded harm reduction provision achieves impressive reductions in HCV incidence among PWID in Scotland

Implementation of comprehensive harm reduction policies has achieved impressive reductions in incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Scotland, research published

Published
20 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Experts Say Russia Not Ready to Fight HIV - The Moscow Times

People walking past the pharmacy where volunteers chat with Olesya — an intravenous drug user with HIV — glare at the young woman, quickening their pace as they go. Others, many of them also young women, stop to accept the clean clean syringes, HIV tests and pregnancy tests being handed out as part of an outreach program to do the things that many specialists say authorities are not: acknowledge the fact that a full-blown HIV epidemic is becoming more and more of a reality each day.

Published
20 August 2014
From
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Emergent HCV epidemic among young, non-urban people who inject drugs in the United States

Incidence of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increased significantly among young, non-urban people who inject drugs in the United States between 2006 and 2012, investigators report in

Published
18 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
OTP patients, ideal for new hepatitis C medication, put on bottom of list by payers

Sovaldi, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV), has a success rate better than 90 percent, and is ideal for use in opioid treatment programs (OTPs), yet payers are balking at covering it for patients who have a history of a substance use disorder (SUD), ADAW has learned.

Published
14 August 2014
From
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Weekly
Risk of invasive pneumococcal disease remains high for people living with HIV

People living with HIV continue to be at increased risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, Danish investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Even

Published
06 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Couples-based intervention has impact on HCV incidence and risky sexual behaviour among drug-involved couples in Kazakhstan

A couples-based risk reduction intervention reduced hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence and levels of sexual risk-taking among drug-involved couples, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal

Published
01 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Harm reduction prevents HIV, national evidence from Ukraine and Greece shows

Two presentations given at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia, provide significant evidence that harm reduction programmes successfully prevent HIV infection among people

Published
30 July 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Maximizing the benefits of antiretroviral therapy for key populations

“Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.

Published
24 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Australia's success in methadone treatment could guide Russia, UN says

Australia could prove critical in convincing Russia to change laws preventing heroin addicts from accessing opiate treatment programs, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Aids in eastern Europe and central Asia said.

Published
24 July 2014
From
The Guardian
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