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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
Opioid Substitutes Do Not Impede Hep C Combo Drugs

For patients with hepatitis C who are receiving opioid substitutes, the once-daily single-tablet combination of sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir (Harvoni Gilead Sciences) is well tolerated and effective, according to an analysis of data from the phase 3 ION studies.

Published
18 March 2016
From
Medscape
The case for a harm reduction decade

HIV-related deaths and new HIV infections among people who inject drugs could be almost entirely eliminated by 2030 with just a tiny shift in global drug control spending. The "Case for a Harm Reduction Decade" report shows that the redirection of just 7.5% of current drug control spending by 2020 would achieve a 94% cut in new HIV infections among people who use drugs by 2030, and a 93% drop in HIV-related deaths. Click www.harmreductiondecade.org to visit the Harm Reduction Decade website and to sign the Kuala Lumpur declaration.

Published
16 March 2016
From
Harm Reduction International
HIV-related factors increase risk of stroke

HIV-related risk factors seem to increase the risk of stroke – the sudden death of brain cells due to a rupture or obstruction of blood vessels in

Published
15 March 2016
By
Theo Smart
UNAIDS welcomes South Africa's groundbreaking National Sex Worker HIV Plan

UNAIDS welcomes the roll-out of South Africa’s National Sex Worker HIV Plan, 2016–2019. This unique plan will ensure equitable access to health and legal services for sex workers in South Africa.

Published
14 March 2016
From
UNAIDS (press release)
South Africa rolls out ‘test and treat’ to sex workers

South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

Published
14 March 2016
From
Health-e

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