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London clinic hands out syringes to prevent ‘G’ drug overdoses

A sexual health clinic in Southwark is offering free syringes to be used with the illegal drugs GBL and GHB in an effort to prevent life-threatening overdoses.

Published
19 January 2016
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London SE1
PrEP, plus increased testing and treatment, could prevent nearly half of HIV infections in gay men in the UK by 2020

A new British mathematical modelling study published in The Lancet HIV has found that adding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for gay men at high risk of HIV to

Published
18 January 2016
By
Gus Cairns
High prevalence of anal infection with high-risk HPV types among HIV-positive women in France

A large proportion of women living with HIV in a national study have an anal infection with types of human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with a

Published
15 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
Two cases of PrEP failure on solo tenofovir pose significant research questions

A report originally presented to the 2015 BHIVA conference last year details two cases where therapeutic levels of solo tenofovir unequivocally failed to prevent HIV infection in

Published
14 January 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Giving healthy gay men HIV drugs 'could help reverse epidemic'

Giving daily HIV drugs to healthy gay men has huge potential to help reverse the epidemic, say scientists. The medication prevents new infections by killing the virus before it has a chance to take hold in the body. Calculations, published in the Lancet, indicate giving the drugs to the most at-risk men could cut new infections by more than 40% in the UK.

Published
14 January 2016
From
BBC News
Formerly legal drug 'snow blow' linked to rise in HIV

The injection of a formerly legal high known as ‘snow blow’ is linked to an upsurge in HIV infections among chaotic drug users in Dublin, research shows.

Published
13 January 2016
From
Irish Examiner
Legal barriers to adolescent participation in HIV and STI research need to be removed

Parental permission for adolescent participation in research on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is not required ethically and may undermine public health interests, according to a new paper by law and public health experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Baylor College of Medicine.

Published
12 January 2016
From
Rice University press release
B.C. experts help control Indiana HIV spread

World-renowned HIV experts from British Columbia are stepping in to help control a massive outbreak of the disease in rural Indiana.

Published
12 January 2016
From
Globalnews.ca
Senior MPs pile pressure on Nicky Morgan as PSHE deadline missed

A cross-party group of top MPs has upped the pressure on Nicky Morgan to enforce the teaching of PSHE in schools after she missed a deadline to respond to the demand.

Published
11 January 2016
From
Politics Home
US: It Took 20 Years For The Government To Pay For An Obvious Way To Prevent HIV

the final days of December, Congress quietly decided to change the 30-year-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs. For advocates, researchers and health workers who’ve worked on this issue for decades, it was a welcome, but bittersweet change. Lawmakers were moved to act not by the scientific research but by a large outbreak of HIV in Indiana last year.

Published
11 January 2016
From
FiveThirtyEight

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