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A Tale of Two Diagnoses

For seven months, Gary Steinkohl - one of the 'Boston patients' - believed he was cured of HIV.

Published
04 November 2015
From
Poz
Ireland: Injection rooms for addicts to open next year, says Minister

Drug users will be able to use supervised injecting rooms in Dublin next year, followed shortly afterwards by Cork, Galway and Limerick, according to the Minister in charge of the National Drugs Strategy. He also plans to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use, as part of a “radical cultural shift” in the approach to drug addiction.

Published
02 November 2015
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Irish Times
In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs

When the nation’s long-running war against drugs was defined by the crack epidemic and based in poor, predominantly black urban areas, the public response was defined by zero tolerance and stiff prison sentences. But today’s heroin crisis is different, affecting more white and middle-class people. Their families are now using their influence, anger and grief to cushion the country’s approach to drugs, from altering the language around addiction to prodding government to treat it not as a crime, but as a disease.

Published
02 November 2015
From
New York Times
Overseas patients face charges for emergency healthcare

Some foreign patients could be charged for emergency treatment or for calling out an ambulance under new government plans for England.

Published
02 November 2015
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BBC
Nearly three-quarters of providers offer HIV cover

None of the UK’s major life assurance providers offer income protection or critical illness cover to those who are HIV positive.

Published
28 October 2015
From
FT Adviser
Strategies for hepatitis C ‘treatment as prevention’ must address the concerns of people who inject drugs

While epidemiologists and public health experts are excited by the potential of new hepatitis C drugs to limit onward transmission of the virus among people who inject

Published
28 October 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Community-based drug projects provide an alternative to compulsory detention in Asia

A series of pilot projects in China, Indonesia and Cambodia are showing that non-coercive, community-based drug treatment projects are feasible and more effective than the approach of

Published
27 October 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Harm reduction conference calls for political leadership to reform drugs policy

The biggest challenges to harm reduction are drugs policy and drugs laws, the Malaysian harm reduction leader Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman told the 24th International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur

Published
27 October 2015
By
Roger Pebody
ViiV Gives 23 Small Grants to Reduce HIV Stigma in Gay and Trans Groups Worldwide

The grants are part of ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action for MSM and Transgender global initiative.

Published
27 October 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Toward a Harm Reduction Decade

The Drugreporter video team attended and filmed the International Harm Reduction Conference to learn about the new trends in harm reduction.

Published
26 October 2015
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You Tube / Drugreporter HCLU

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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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