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Louisiana prisons' failure to treat HIV could violate human rights, report says

Local jails avoid providing costly services in state that has world’s highest incarceration rate and nation’s highest HIV rate, Human Rights Watch reported

Published
02 April 2016
From
The Guardian
Why a London sex clinic is taking on the dark side of internet dating

Hook-up apps’ tumultuous crusade into the heartlands of the dating scene have been well documented, with the decline in relationship intimacy and rise in sexually transmitted infections all being attributed to their use. It’s for that reason 56 Dean Street, a Soho-based sexual health clinic which sees 13,000 patients walk through its doors each month, has developed a service designed to tackle the new problems online dating presents.

Published
30 March 2016
From
Daily Telegraph
Mozambique's enduring discrimination leaves gay men untreated for HIV

Despite a veneer of progressive policymaking, bias against the rising number of gay men with HIV remains commonplace in Mozambique, deterring many from seeking treatment.

Published
30 March 2016
From
The Guardian
High-risk anal HPV infections persist in a significant proportion of HIV-negative MSM

Anal infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types associated with a high risk of pre-cancerous and cancerous cell changes persisted for two years in 37% of men who

Published
30 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
Heroin Epidemic Is Yielding to a Deadlier Cousin: Fentanyl

Fentanyl represents the latest wave of a rolling drug epidemic that has been fueled by prescription painkillers, as addicts continue to seek higher highs and cheaper fixes.

Published
29 March 2016
From
New York Times
Glasgow HIV cases reach highest in decade as numbers quadruple

NHS Greater Glasgow have seen the number of new cases through drug injection more than quadruple last year. They usually see an average of 10 cases a year – but in 2015 that figure soared to 47.

Published
29 March 2016
From
Daily Record
Hope's story: "Having TB and HIV is not easy but I am fighting hard"

Sitting in her small flat that she once shared with friends in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, Hope (27), a sex worker chronicles life from her first diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) and later HIV. A journey, she says, that has never been easy.

Published
24 March 2016
From
AVERT
Labour Promises Compulsory PSHE In Schools

Labour has promised to make Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) and age-appropriate sex education compulsory, saying youths are facing a “ticking time bomb” of issues.

Published
23 March 2016
From
Huffington Post
Migrants in Europe at higher risk of tuberculosis

The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe warns that people from the most vulnerable groups in Europe, including migrants and refugees, are at higher risk of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, said a a spokesperson here on Thursday.

Published
18 March 2016
From
Xinhua
Can a gel to prevent HIV be applied as a lube?

Rectal microbicide gels, applied either daily or before and after sex, are currently being investigated as an option for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Given that many people who have anal lready use lube, one hope is for an HIV-prevention product that people could essentially use in place of a lube. But can gels provide enough coverage across rectal tissue if people don’t use an applicator?

Published
18 March 2016
From
BETA blog

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