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Recession and income inequality have fuelled HIV infections in European drug users

In European countries, increases in rates of reported HIV infections among people who inject drugs in recent years have been associated with the economic downturn and income

Published
21 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Men Who Have Sex with Men across Africa Report Low Access to Basic HIV Services

A new regional study indicates that less than half of men who have sex with men (MSM) across Sub-Saharan Africa report easy access to basic HIV services. Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), the study shows that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to HIV services.

Published
20 July 2014
From
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
Global HIV response failing young people according to UN report

While new HIV infections have declined by 44 percent among adults, people aged 15 to 24 have seen no decline in infection rates, despite efforts targeting young people, according to the latest United Nations Development Program’s Millennium Development Goals report. That is one reason, the report indicates, that the world is not on track to meet the goal of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV by 2015.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
Gay Men, MSM and Transgender Pre-Conference Kicks Off in Melbourne

The opening session of the two-day pre-conference on Gay Men, MSM and Transgender People in the Global AIDS Response sponsored by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV at Melbourne Town Hall began with solemn words and a moment of silence for the tragic deaths of the almost 300 people killed in on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, with special acknowledgement of Martine de Schutter and Pim de Kuijer, both with close ties to this community.

Published
19 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
England: Department of Health publishes plans to charge overseas patients

The Department of Health (DH) has today published its plans to recover costs for NHS treatment of visitors and migrants.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Migrants' Rights Network
HIV Incidence In Australia Is The Highest In 20 Years, And Many Are Being Diagnosed Too Late

Last year 1,235 new cases of the virus were diagnosed and reported across Australia. While the rates in the past two years have remained stable, the number of cases detected in 2013 represents a 70% increase over the number of people in 1999, which was when diagnoses were at their lowest.

Published
18 July 2014
From
Business Insider
European HIV+ IDUs share needles and inject more than HIV- IDUs

Injection drug users (IDUs) in Western and Eastern Europe share injecting equipment and inject more often than HIV-negative IDUs, according to results of a meta-analysis involving 5328 IDUs in 7 countries. IDUs in Eastern European countries reported more high-risk behaviors than those in Western European countries.

Published
18 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Advocates Voices: Sex Workers’ Perceptions of the Melbourne Declaration

The Melbourne Declaration is strong in some aspects but fails to specifically call for the decriminalisation of sex work, our workplaces and our clients.

Published
18 July 2014
From
BETA blog
WHO: No, Not All Gay Men Need to Take Antiretroviral Drugs

A new recommendation from the World Health Organization about who should take drugs to prevent HIV is causing confusion and controversy nationwide.

Published
17 July 2014
From
Healthline
Protease inhibitor therapy doesn't reduce the risk of malaria for HIV-positive pregnant women

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) based on the protease inhibitor lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) does not reduce the risk of malaria among pregnant women living with HIV, research published in the online

Published
17 July 2014
By
Michael Carter

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