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Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Published
11 July 2014
From
World Health Organization
Poppers maculopathy

A case report of irreversible visual damage in a 30-year old man, one of an increasing number linked to use of poppers (isobutyl nitrite).

Published
10 July 2014
From
The Lancet
Researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment

Practices used in policing injection drug users in Russia might contribute to HIV transmission and overdose mortality, according to a study. The research sought to discover the effect police arrests had on the health outcomes of a cohort of HIV-positive people with lifetime of injection drug use.

Published
10 July 2014
From
Science Daily
Substantial proportion of male HIV infections labelled as 'heterosexual exposure' in UK probably due to sex with other men

Up to a fifth of HIV infections among black African men initially classified as 'heterosexual exposure' in the UK are likely to have been acquired

Published
10 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
HIV prevention needs to support gay men to discuss HIV status and risk, especially in relationships

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in Scotland rarely talk explicitly about HIV status with their sexual partners, but make sexual decisions based

Published
09 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Complex needs and overlapping vulnerabilities frequently reported by 'high-risk' gay men in Scotland

A quarter of Scottish gay men who are newly diagnosed with HIV or a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI) report two or more vulnerabilities such as problematic

Published
07 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
HIV, Hep C Advocates Urge Congress to Lift Syringe Funding Ban

On National HIV Testing Day, June 27, more than 140 harm-reduction advocates put out a letter that calls on Congress to end the federal funding ban on syringe service programs.

Published
02 July 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Protease inhibitor therapy increases underlying genetic risk of diabetes for women with HIV

Treatment with an antiretroviral regimen based on a protease inhibitor magnifies any underlying genetic susceptibility to diabetes for women living with HIV, investigators report in the online edition

Published
01 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
PHE responds to health inequalities facing gay, bisexual and MSM

PHE has today set out the challenge and vision for the health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
30 June 2014
From
Public Health England press release
'Robust' evidence of HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in the Middle East and North Africa

There is “robust” evidence of HIV epidemics among people who inject drugs (PWID) in multiple countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a

Published
30 June 2014
By
Michael Carter

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