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Greece's LGBTI people defiant in face of homophobic arson attack

Just hours after arsonists targeted a major HIV testing center, the center resumed providing tests for people in Athens.

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3 hours ago
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Gay Star News
“I have HIV, now what?” Tracking cookies found on NHS advice pages

Invasive tracking technology been covertly installed on more than a dozen NHS landing pages about sensitive medical conditions, new research has revealed.

Published
20 March 2019
From
New Statesman
CDC Explains and Defends Molecular Surveillance System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used part of a plenary session at the March 4-7 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle to explain and defend the agency's molecular surveillance program. The presentation was given by Alexandra Oster, M.D., a medical epidemiologist who has worked on this research for the CDC for over ten years. Oster began her presentation by arguing that cluster detection and response can help bring the nation closer to ending the HIV epidemic by allowing us to identify when HIV is being transmitted rapidly, and when public health can step in to stop transmission.

Published
19 March 2019
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The Body
New UN guidelines to mainstream human rights in the global drugs debate

In early March, the Chief Executives Board of the United Nations, representing 31 UN agencies – including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – adopted a common position on drug policy. Among the actions agreed is was a commitment to “support the development and implementation of policies that put people, health and human rights at the centre … and to promote a rebalancing of drug policies and interventions towards public health approaches”.

Published
19 March 2019
From
The Conversation
Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.

Published
18 March 2019
From
New York Times
Daryll Rowe infected others with HIV due to ‘denial’ about diagnosis

Daryll Rowe, who was convicted of deliberately infecting five men with HIV, has said in a new BBC documentary that he was in “denial” about his diagnosis, which he used as a “weapon to get a reaction.”

Published
18 March 2019
From
Pink News
A Farewell to Project Inform from HIV Research Advocate David Evans

The HIV community was dealt a sad blow this week when it was announced that the iconic non-profit HIV treatment advocacy organization, Project Inform, will end its programs. Project Inform’s Director of Research Advocacy, David Evans, has been working with the organization in various capacities for the last 27 years. In this message shared with My Fabulous Disease, David reflects on Project Inform’s legacy and on the influence of its legendary founder, Martin Delaney. We must all honor this legacy by ensuring that HIV treatment advocacy remain at the forefront of our movement.

Published
18 March 2019
From
My Fabulous Disease
Healthcare providers should discuss U=U with all their HIV-positive patients

Healthcare providers should inform all patients with HIV they cannot transmit HIV to a sexual partner when their viral load is undetectable, argue the authors of  a strongly

Published
18 March 2019
By
Michael Carter
Obituary: Mags Portman died on February 6th

The sexual-health pioneer and campaigner for access to PrEP was 44

Published
15 March 2019
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The Economist (requires free registration)
Up to 95% virologic response rate with rapid ART in safety-net clinic

Up to 95% of people with newly diagnosed HIV and beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) within a week of diagnosis reached a viral load below 50 copies in the first year of therapy. High proportions of people in this San Francisco safety-net clinic had a substance use disorder, a major mental health diagnosis, or unstable housing.

Published
14 March 2019
From
NATAP
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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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