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Uganda's struggle with schistosomiasis

Efforts are underway to rid Uganda of the scourge of schistosomiasis but provision of clean water and good sanitation lags behind treatment efforts. The disease is linked to increased infection rates of HIV among girls.

Published
16 May 2014
From
The Lancet
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s Heavy Toll

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Human Rights Watch issue a detailed account of the rise in evictions, expulsions, treatment refusal, blackmail and violence that have followed the bill's ratification.

Published
15 May 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
To curb hepatitis C, test and treat inmates

The nation's oversized prison population provides an opportunity to battle the US hepatitis C epidemic because inmates have a high prevalence of infection and are readily reachable for testing and treatment, argue authors of a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine. One in six inmates is infected and one in three infected Americans ends up locked up for at least a little time in their lives.

Published
15 May 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Methadone Looms as Obstacle in Russia's Fight Against HIV/AIDS

As Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova trumpeted Russia's progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, critics insist that the government policy prohibiting methadone substitution continues to hamper efforts to slow the spread of the disease.

Published
15 May 2014
From
Moscow Times
New US guidelines recommend PrEP

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new guidelines recommending that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be considered for anyone HIV-negative who:Is

Published
14 May 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Brighton: Gay men urged to get tested for syphilis as rates soar

Gay and bisexual men in Brighton and Hove are being advised to get tested for syphilis as rates of the sexually transmitted infection soar.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Pink News
Breaking bad in Tehran: how Iran got a taste for crystal meth

Cheap, widely available and used by students and housewives alike, crystal meth is taking the Iranian capital by storm. The author of a new book about the country reports on an addiction that even the repressive regime is struggling to control.

Published
14 May 2014
From
The Guardian
Brighton and Hove drug-use rooms 'time not right'

Drug-use rooms will not be piloted in Brighton but could still open in the future, the city's Independent Drugs Commission has said. Proposals had been put forward for the UK's first drug consumption room to open in the city, allowing people to use illegal drugs under supervision.

Published
14 May 2014
From
BBC News
Rehabilitating Our Approach to Gay Men Who Use Drugs

Much of the writing on HIV prevention is loaded with punitive clichés about gay men that highlight psychological deficits, lack of self control, and prevention fatigue. Perhaps the most repeated one since the onset of the epidemic suggests that the majority of gay men are into drugs and couldn’t care less about becoming infected while enjoying their substances.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Matters of Substance (blog)
Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia opens in Moscow

The Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia—the largest forum on HIV in the region—opened on 12 May in Moscow, Russian Federation. At the two-day conference, the participants are discussing regional progress in HIV prevention, treatment and care, as well as the priority actions to be taken in the countries of the region to stop the AIDS epidemic.

Published
14 May 2014
From
UNAIDS (press release)

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