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Harm reduction funding meeting only 7% of global need

International donors are investing only 7% of what is needed to provide adequate harm reduction coverage for people who inject drugs, according to findings from a report

Published
23 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
In The HIV Response, Who is ‘Hard to Reach’?

We have found that it is not the individuals at risk of HIV infection who are hard to reach. It’s the politicians and policymakers who adopt ideological rather than evidence-based programs. But HIV researchers too seem to be hard to reach at times, failing to investigate political determinants of health, and the impact of laws, policies, and enforcement on HIV vulnerability and access to care.

Published
23 July 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
AIDS 2014: The Lancet Launches Special Issue on HIV and Sex Work

A remarkable and unprecedented collaboration between scientists and community leaders, the special issue of The Lancet on HIV and sex workers was launched at a special symposium in Melbourne on Tuesday. This effort marks the first Lancet special issue that has included a community person as a guest editor and each of the papers in the issue has a sex worker as a co-author.

Published
23 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
Globally, 1 in 12 MSM have been arrested for same-sex behaviour

Laws which criminalise homosexual behaviour – such as those recently passed by Nigeria and Uganda – are not just symbolic or rarely put into practice,

Published
23 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
IDU and HIV in the Middle East: a brief window of opportunity?

Pakistan saw rocketing levels of HIV (from near 0% to 23% in six months) following introduction of the infection into IDU populations. Low prevalence countries, including those about which we know little, may have only a brief “window of opportunity” before they experience a comparable explosion of HIV among their own IDU populations.

Published
22 July 2014
From
BMJ Group blogs
Good adherence seen in study of intermittent PrEP

The first results published from the IPERGAY study, a trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay men taking place in France and Quebec, Canada, appear to indicate

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Adolescent deaths from AIDS rising, especially among boys

While new HIV infections have declined among children, adolescents and adults since 2000, HIV-related deaths have risen sharply among adolescents, especially 15- to 19-year-old males, Tyler Porth of

Published
22 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Reappearance of HIV in "Mississippi Baby" poses questions for early treatment

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) heard yesterday that the reappearance of HIV in a girl now aged four, who maintained an undetectable viral load

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

Published
22 July 2014
From
Washington Post
Overall PrEP effectiveness in iPrEx OLE study 50%, but 100% in those taking four or more doses a week

The open-label extension of the iPrEx study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (iPrEx OLE) reported its main findings at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns

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