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Safer consumption facility would provide substantial financial gain for services

The business case for Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership’s proposed safer consumption facility for heroin users has found that safer consumption facilities not only improve health outcomes for people who inject drugs, but are also ‘highly cost effective and contribute to savings’ for health services. Establishing a safer consumption facility would also create the potential for savings in other services in Glasgow.

Published
08 February 2017
From
Scottish Drugs Forum
Women significantly more likely than men to have suboptimal adherence to HIV therapy

Women are more likely than men to have poor adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to Canadian research published in HIV Medicine. Adherence was monitored in

Published
08 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
Health Canada approves three supervised consumption sites for Montreal

Health Canada has approved three supervised consumption sites for Montreal – the first federal approvals for the harm-reduction facilities outside of Vancouver as Ottawa presses forward in its response to Canada’s overdose crisis.

Published
07 February 2017
From
Globe & Mail
Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers

Countries that have legalised some aspects of sex work have fewer sex workers living with HIV than countries that criminalise all aspects of sex work, according to

Published
07 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Slamming booklet uses provocative 'Tom of Finland' images in safer injecting guide for gay men

This publication is adapted from a groundbreaking Dutch publication Slammen Do’s and Don’ts first published by Mainline Foundation in January 2016. The UK edition was adapted by Andrew Preston and Roy Jones, and superbly illustrated in the style of Tom of Finland by Michael Linnell.

Published
06 February 2017
From
Exchange Supplies
UNAIDS calls for all women living with HIV to have timely access to cervical cancer screening

On World Cancer Day, UNAIDS is calling for all women living with HIV to have access to information about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and to be offered cervical cancer screening and treatment if necessary.

Published
06 February 2017
From
UNAIDS
High hepatitis C prevalence seen in Amsterdam PrEP study participants

Researchers from the Dutch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration study, AmPrEP, have found an unexpectedly high rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in participants tested

Published
06 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
New HIV infections in gay men have dropped by a third in England

New HIV infections in gay men have fallen by nearly a third since 2015 across England, New Scientist can reveal. And it may be down to people buying medicines online, against mainstream medical advice.

Published
03 February 2017
From
New Scientist
56 Dean St’s Dr Alan McOwan on London’s recent drop in new HIV infections

56 Dean Street clinic’s Dr Alan McOwan explains how last year London saw a drop in new HIV infections and what needs to be done next to continue this significant success.

Published
03 February 2017
From
Boyz
Recreational drug use very common among HIV-positive Londoners admitted for inpatient care

Recent recreational drug use is highly prevalent among HIV-positive people admitted to inpatient care at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, investigators report in HIV Medicine. Overall, 40% of

Published
02 February 2017
By
Michael Carter

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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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