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People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

Published
14 July 2015
From
The Guardian
Budget: Osborne scraps WRAG as part of £13 billion-a-year benefit cuts

The government is to slash financial support for hundreds of thousands of disabled people on out-of-work benefits, as part of measures that will cut £13 billion-a-year from the social security budget by 2020-21.

Published
13 July 2015
From
Disability News Service
Serosorting in the Age of PrEP

Josh Kruger writes: In the past, HIV+ and HIV- men often sought partners of the same status. Is it still, or was it ever, necessary? Sometimes, I’ll hear HIV-positive people talk about how the best way they can prevent HIV is to only date or have sex with other HIV-positive people. I can understand this line of thinking; I used to hold the same sentiment. Still, the longer that I live with HIV, and the more advances I see being made in science, I think we need to scrap this idea altogether.

Published
09 July 2015
From
The Advocate
Transgender Malaysians targeted as religious authorities' influence grows, LGBTI community says

Members of Malaysia's LGBTI community are speaking out about being violently attacked in the moderate Muslim nation, saying the abuse has become common as religious authorities push for more power.

Published
06 July 2015
From
ABC
ART roll-out in Uganda accompanied by increased rates of HIV disclosure to spouses

Roll-out of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been accompanied by an increase in the proportion of people living with HIV disclosing their status to spouses, investigators from Uganda report

Published
06 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
Unmet basic needs may be related to poor rates of durable viral suppression among transgender women with HIV

Transgender women living with HIV are less likely to have excellent adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and durable viral suppression compared to other groups, investigators report

Published
03 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Poz
HIV stigma decreases with scale-up of HIV treatment

In high-prevalence countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the scale-up of HIV treatment appears to have resulted in a lessening of stigmatising attitudes in the general population, according to

Published
30 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
4 arrested in connection with southern Indiana HIV outbreak

Authorities say four men have been arrested after allegedly distributing drugs that have fueled the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history.

Published
25 June 2015
From
Indianopolis Star
Risks vs rewards: why people with HIV volunteer for 'cure' research

A recent survey of people living with HIV in the United Kingdom found that more than half would participate in a clinical study to develop a cure for HIV, despite this posing a risk to their health. Why would someone choose to do this?

Published
24 June 2015
From
The Conversation

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