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HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds

A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne today compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London,

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Maximizing the benefits of antiretroviral therapy for key populations

“Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.

Published
24 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV

Marginalizing sex workers makes them less able to enforce condom use or seek treatment, advocate says.

Published
24 July 2014
From
CBC
Australia's success in methadone treatment could guide Russia, UN says

Australia could prove critical in convincing Russia to change laws preventing heroin addicts from accessing opiate treatment programs, the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Aids in eastern Europe and central Asia said.

Published
24 July 2014
From
The Guardian
Opioid Therapy No Bar to Novel HCV Drugs

People on opioid substitution therapy for drug addiction can be safely and effectively treated for hepatitis C (HCV) with an investigational combination of medications, researchers said here.

Published
24 July 2014
From
MedPage Today
Anal lesions often resolve without treatment in HIV-positive gay men

High-grade anal dysplasia is common among gay men living with HIV, but it often resolves spontaneously and routine treatment may not be beneficial, according to results from

Published
23 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
The moment that stunned Q&A’s AIDS audience

Monday night’s episode of panel discussion juggernaut Q&A was always going to be important. Yet the show was arguably stolen by Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi, who has faced considerable backlash in her home country as the chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Published
23 July 2014
From
The New Daily
Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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

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