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Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one.

Published
16 June 2016
From
The Guardian
HIV testing and treatment campaigns need to target women and the under 35s, says research from South Africa

A quarter of people living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal are unaware of their infection status, according to research published in the online edition of the Journal

Published
16 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Motivational harm-reduction more effective than education among at-risk injectors

Injectors at risk of infection due to sharing equipment responded best to brief risk-reduction counselling based on motivational rather than educational principles, offering a way to augment the benefits of harm reduction services.

Published
14 June 2016
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
A boring killer?

Only 3% of people who have hep C in England have received treatment. What?! How on earth is that acceptable? The problem is that this infection primarily affects injecting drug users and stigma around drug use is preventing public outrage – outrage that could spur on better health treatment.

Published
14 June 2016
From
Addaction
Adolescents with HIV need to be rapidly linked to specialist care to have best chances of sustaining engagement with HIV services

Adolescents newly diagnosed with HIV need to be rapidly incorporated into HIV care networks to have the best chances of remaining in care in the long term,

Published
14 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Nigel Farage defends policy of banning migrants with HIV from UK

Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.

Published
12 June 2016
From
The Independent
ITPC: UN steps backwards on ending AIDS

The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is deeply disappointed with the outcome of the Political Declaration “On the Fast-Track to End the AIDS epidemic” adopted yesterday (8 June 2016) by the United Nation (UN) Assembly at the High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS.

Published
10 June 2016
From
EATG
PEPFAR Announces New $100 Million Investment Fund to Expand Access to Proven HIV Prevention and Treatment Services for Key Populations

The Fund, which was announced during the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, will support innovative, tailored, community-led approaches to address critical issues and gaps that exist for key populations in the HIV/AIDS response.

Published
10 June 2016
From
PEPFAR
A High-Level Failure for the United Nations on Key Populations

Gay Men, Transgender People and Sex Workers Outraged Over Failed Political Declaration From the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Published
09 June 2016
From
MSMGF
First supervised drug injection centre set to open in Dublin this year

Health Minister Simon Harris has confirmed that the government intends to proceed with plans to open a medically supervised injection centre in Dublin this year.

Published
09 June 2016
From
Independent.ie

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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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