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New research supports the removal of drug use as a restriction to hepatitis C treatment

New, highly curative hepatitis C therapy is both safe and effective as a treatment option for people who inject drugs receiving opioid substitution therapy according to the results of a world-first clinical trial led by Professor Gregory Dore at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia and published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Published
15 August 2016
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Are we 'Generation Bareback'?

Recent studies show an increase in unprotected sex amongst HIV-negative gay men. Why are some of us ditching condoms? And in a world of treatment, undetectability and PrEP, is this the start of generation bareback?

Published
15 August 2016
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Mike Freer: Evaluating this anti-HIV drug should be based on clinical effectiveness – not prejudice over life choices

If we can fund the contraceptive pill, we can fund PrEP. Funding for drugs should only ever be based on clinical evaluation, cost effectiveness and the impact on society more widely. Each one of those criteria have been met in my mind, and for this reason NHS England should move in the direction of funding PrEP.

Published
15 August 2016
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Vaginal bacteria increase HIV susceptibility and may reduce PrEP effectiveness

Overgrowth of a certain species of vaginal bacteria was associated with a 13-fold higher likelihood of acquiring HIV, while another species was found to lower tenofovir levels

Published
15 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
NHS Responds To Accusations Of Homophobia Over HIV Prevention Drug Statement

NHS England has said it “strongly denies” the accusations of homophobia levelled at it last week following its statement regarding the drug that prevents HIV – but refused to comment further.

Published
09 August 2016
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People shifting from paediatric to adult HIV care have a high risk of ART failure

HIV-positive adolescents and young adults are especially likely to experience the virological failure of their antiretroviral treatment when they move from paediatric to adult HIV care, according to

Published
09 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
New York's 'queer health warrior': city official funds grassroots fight against HIV

Demetre Daskalakis, the assistant health commissioner helming the HIV/Aids bureau, reaches out to the LGBT community to go beyond ending the epidemic.

Published
08 August 2016
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The Guardian
Give young people and gay men free condoms to reduce STIs, watchdog says

Draft guidance from Nice says councils should consider schemes to provide free advice and condoms to halt rise in HIV and gonorrhoea.

Published
05 August 2016
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The Guardian
What a skewed sense of values: NHS told to give out £5,000-a-year 'promiscuity pill' to prevent HIV - as vital cataract surgery is rationed

There is also concern that scarce NHS funds are being spent on a preventative medicine at a time when vital cataract surgery and cancer drugs are being rationed. Cataract surgery costs just £800 an eye and enables patients to leave their homes unaided and recognise loved ones' faces.

Published
03 August 2016
From
Daily Mail
High Court rules NHS England is responsible for funding PrEP

A judicial review in the High Court has ruled that NHS England is responsible for funding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and decisively rebutted all the arguments used by

Published
02 August 2016
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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