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The Lancet: HIV in people who use drugs

Major series of articles on HIV and drug users, published to coincide with the Vienna conference. Full text of most articles freely available.

Published
31 July 2010
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Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Kenya: Drug Users to Get Free Needles

Drug users may get clean, free needles as part of a campaign to reduce new HIV infections.

Published
29 July 2010
From
AllAfrica
Less than 10% of East European prevention spending is for vulnerable groups

In the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 89% of national government funding for HIV prevention goes on programmes for the general population, although most countries’

Published
28 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
New studies strengthen evidence that drug addiction is a disease of the brain; substitution therapy necessary

Two scientific lectures presented at the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference in Vienna last week, demonstrated that drug use in and of itself is linked to increased

Published
27 July 2010
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Evidence-based treatment of drug users needed to strengthen human rights, stem drug use, and halt the HIV epidemic

Drug policies based on ideology rather than science are fueling human rights abuses of drug users, according to a panel of experts speaking at last week’s Eighteenth

Published
27 July 2010
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
IAC: Half of China Drug Users Suppress HIV for 6 Months (CME/CE)

A majority of injecting drug users who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in China successfully suppress HIV to undetectable levels for at least six months, researchers reported here at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Published
23 July 2010
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MedPage Today
Penal reform, decriminalisation of illicit drugs, and increased advocacy all central to improving prisoners' health

A panel at the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference in Vienna this week recognised the dire level of health need among prisoners and the slow progress currently being

Published
23 July 2010
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Large-scale impact of ART on mortality in Brazil, South Africa: big successes but mind the gaps

Studies from two developing countries that have prioritised the scale-up of ART further demonstrated the potential for treatment to have a dramatic impact on HIV-related mortality in

Published
20 July 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
New PEPFAR guidance authorises funding for needle exchange and wide range of services for people who inject drugs.

The new guidance allows PEPFAR support for a comprehensive package of prevention services scientifically demonstrated to decrease HIV infection risk without increasing drug use, including needle and syringe programs (NSPs) and expansion of methadone and other medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to HIV-negative IDUs.

Published
19 July 2010
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PEPFAR
Limits to methadone prescription proposed by UK drugs agency

Strict limits on how long drug addicts are allowed to stay on heroin substitute methadone have been proposed by the government body responsible for treatment strategy, in what will be seen as a watershed in UK drugs policy.

Published
19 July 2010
From
The Guardian

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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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