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Couples-based intervention has impact on HCV incidence and risky sexual behaviour among drug-involved couples in Kazakhstan

A couples-based risk reduction intervention reduced hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence and levels of sexual risk-taking among drug-involved couples, investigators report in the online edition of the Journal

Published
01 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
Self-testing has the potential to boost HIV diagnosis rates among MSM in China

Self-testing has the potential to boost HIV diagnosis rates among high-risk and hard-to-reach men who have sex with men (MSM) in China, according to a study published

Published
31 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
Mothers starting antiretrovirals in Malawi lost from care more frequently, revealing weaknesses in Option B+ implementation

Although Malawi’s policy of offering lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) to women living with HIV who are pregnant or breastfeeding resulted in a sevenfold increase in women

Published
30 July 2014
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Harm reduction prevents HIV, national evidence from Ukraine and Greece shows

Two presentations given at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia, provide significant evidence that harm reduction programmes successfully prevent HIV infection among people

Published
30 July 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Need for scaled up combination prevention for sex workers, Indian and Central American studies show

Presentations given at a session considering HIV prevention strategies among female sex workers, which took place at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, show

Published
30 July 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Why are some HIV-positive men more infectious than others?

A new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides insights into the interplay among bacteria, viruses and the immune system during HIV infection.

Published
29 July 2014
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Gay men interested in taking PrEP already report high-risk behaviour

Surveys of gay men in the Netherlands and Australia suggest that some would use condoms less frequently if they were taking PrEP – but that these men

Published
29 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Lord Fowler

Speaking at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne, he said it was now widely accepted that fear of prosecution and discrimination was stopping people coming forward to be tested for HIV.

Published
28 July 2014
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The Independent
Half of young gay men in Bangkok who aren't consistent condom users acquire HIV within five years of starting sex

A survey of young gay men and transgender women in Bangkok has found that HIV incidence is running at 9% a year in those who don’t use

Published
28 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman

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