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NICE seeks to limit the spread of blood-borne viruses among steroid users

With increasing numbers of people across the country injecting themselves with steroids, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline on the provision of needle and syringe programmes for adults and young people with new recommendations about services for those who use image and performance enhancing drugs.

Published
09 April 2014
From
NICE (press release)
NHS adviser calls for needle exchanges for steroid users

Nice says NHS should provide services at gyms and develop policies to help young people who inject performance drugs

Published
09 April 2014
From
The Guardian
Giving treatment to specific high-risk people may bring down HIV faster than distributing it equally

In a concentrated epidemic, HIV is mainly restricted to – or at least more common in – specific risk groups. In this situation, and if universal

Published
08 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Tanazanian MP plans to introduce tougher anti-gay Bill

Ezekiel Wenje from the main opposition Chama cha Democrasia na Maendeleo party said homosexuality is on the rise in Tanzania because the existing legislation does not provide a sufficient deterrent.

Published
08 April 2014
From
The East African
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

Published
08 April 2014
From
IRIN
First European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, Berlin, 23-24 October 2014

One of the highlights during the conference will be the presentation of the 'Berlin Declaration', a pressing call to national and European policy makers, to ensure better access and quality of HCV treatment for the most marginalised groups and individuals.

Published
07 April 2014
From
EATG
Gay Men Divided Over Use of HIV Prevention Drug

It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms.

Published
07 April 2014
From
ABC News
Expanded HIV testing may find more acute infections as well as more late presenters

Expanding HIV testing into local hospitals and primary care may not only find more people who have lived with HIV for a long time without knowing it,

Published
07 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. The clinic has been one of relatively few health-care facilities in the city that willingly treat LGBT people.

Published
03 April 2014
From
76crimes.com
In the thick of a Ugandan hate rally

At a stadium in Kampala, 30,000 Ugandans gathered to give thanks to President Yoweri Museveni for passing the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The event combined the fanfare of a mass political meeting and a cultural festival.

Published
03 April 2014
From
Daily Maverick

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