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East Europe & Central Asia: Let's not lose track! – EECA communities position on HIV situation in the region

As leaders of the HIV response gather in New York on June 8-10 for the 2016 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, civil society networks of the EECA region prepared the “East Europe & Central Asia: Let’s not lose track” report to draw attention to the catastrophic situation in our region and solutions that would enable us to catch up to the rest of the world on the track to move towards ending AIDS and achieving Strategic Development Goals by 2030.

Published
06 June 2016
From
East Europe & Central Asia Union of PLWH
European Drug Report 2016

What are the latest trends in drug supply to Europe? What drugs are causing the most harm and concern today? What are the most recent developments in drug prevention, treatment and policy?

Published
06 June 2016
From
ECMDDA
LGBT Communities Silenced in HIV Reduction Efforts

The persistent exclusion of LGBT communities in HIV responses globally has recently resurfaced at the United Nations. Russia along with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a bloc of 57 states including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, banned 11 LGBT organisations from attending the High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS which is set to take place in New York on 8-10 June.

Published
06 June 2016
From
Inter Press Service
Prince’s fentanyl overdose gives new urgency to opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation once more took center stage after law enforcement officials revealed that music icon Prince’s death in April was due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far stronger than morphine. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sharon Stancliff of the Harm Reduction Coalition for more on how we can reduce opioid fatalities with better addiction treatment.

Published
03 June 2016
From
PBS
End AIDS by 2030? Not Without Harm Reduction

People who inject drugs are among those who have been left furthest behind by the global response to HIV. Responding to the HIV risks linked to unsafe injecting is imperative if we truly hope to end AIDS.

Published
03 June 2016
From
Huffington Post
Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in Northern Ireland on gay men donating blood is to be lifted

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is to be lifted. Health Minister Michelle O'Neill said that she would lift the ban in favour of a '"one-year deferral system" as is the case in the rest of the UK.

Published
02 June 2016
From
BBC
Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BBC
FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.

Published
27 May 2016
From
FDA
Would you take a drug to prevent meth relapses, or stop alcohol cravings?

A small pilot study published in JAIDS has shown that a drug called naltrexone helps men who are interested in cutting back use less often, and may help reduce cravings for both meth and alcohol when taken on an as-needed basis.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BETA blog
HIV-positive women with childhood trauma have double the brain trouble

HIV-positive women who have endured a trauma such as emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect earlier in their lives are more likely to have trouble remembering, paying attention or multitasking. Parts of their brains are also smaller than women who are only affected by HIV.

Published
26 May 2016
From
The Conversation

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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