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Substantial fall in Hepatitis C rates in Canberra's jail with new treatments

Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury on Friday released new figures showing how new drugs for the virus had helped reduce the number of Hepatitis C-positive inmates from 30% of the prison population in 2010 down to just three per cent this year.

Published
31 July 2017
From
The Canberra Times
WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.

Published
23 March 2017
From
World Health Organization
Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable - including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive - there have been worrying increases, data showed on Monday.

Published
21 March 2017
From
Reuters
‘Significant success’ in reducing TB and HIV/Aids in SA’s prisons

Data presented at a five-day stakeholder meeting shows ‘significant success in screening and treatment for tuberculosis in Free State, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal prisons.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Medical Brief
Researchers examine how drug policy impacts HIV vulnerability among African-Americans

Although HIV rates are higher among the African American community compared to the White population, research shows that engagement in risky behaviors does not fully account for these differences.According to the model, two main factors -- disproportionate drug-arrests and sentencing of African American communities -- lead to pathways of HIV vulnerability.

Published
21 November 2016
From
EurekAlert
How Does Incarceration Impact the Spread of HIV?

The authors estimate that, of the approximately 10.2 million people incarcerated on any given day, 3.8 percent (or 389,000 people) are living with HIV. In the United States, prisons in Florida, Maryland and New York have higher rates of HIV prevalence than any country outside sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
11 October 2016
From
TheBody.com
Neglect of infectious diseases in prisons highlighted at AIDS 2016

“Prisoners are among the most neglected of the key populations; they bear higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than in the communities from which they

Published
25 August 2016
By
Theo Smart
Prisoners pose biggest risk for HIV infection rates in the EECA

Prisoners are likely to be the primary risk group for HIV infections in Eastern Europe in the next 15 years, researchers from the University of Bristol have found. Their study was published as part of series in the Lancet on HIV and related infections in prisoners, which was also presented at this month's International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Published
26 July 2016
From
University of Bristol
South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to Receive Treatment

All HIV positive inmates in South Africa's correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count.

Published
22 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

Published
18 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
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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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