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Pre-test HIV risk reduction counselling is not worth the money

A large US randomized control trial of the impact on STI risk of HIV risk reduction counselling in conjunction with the HIV test challenges the view that pre-test counselling constitutes an efficient use of limited resources – at least in the US setting.

Published
02 January 2014
From
BMJ
In Mali, HIV/AIDS remains shrouded in silence

Although adult prevalence of HIV in Mali has dropped sharply in the last decade, more effective prevention and treatment programmes remain hindered by social stigma and underfunding.

Published
02 January 2014
From
UNICEF
Migrants to face NHS emergency care charges

Overseas visitors and migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free. The government decided that easy initial access to a GP was important to prevent risks to public health such as HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections.

Published
31 December 2013
From
BBC Health
Dangerous failures in HIV care in the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres

A new report from NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows worrying gaps in HIV treatment and care within the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs).  

Published
24 December 2013
From
NAT press release
New law a setback for Uganda’s HIV response

A draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by Uganda's parliament will deliver a major blow to the response to HIV/AIDS if it is enacted by President Yoweri Museveni, activists have warned.

Published
24 December 2013
From
IRIN Plus News
Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law

Uganda's parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases. The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people. The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not enough MPs were present.

Published
20 December 2013
From
BBC
Openly HIV-positive gay men to paint Soho red on 16 January

On Thursday 16th January a bunch of HIV-positive gay men are going to meet up in Soho and go on a pub crawl. In many respects this is entirely ordinary: there are hundreds of gay men living with HIV drinking in the gay bars of Soho every evening. What will be different is that they will be there as openly HIV-positive gay men.

Published
20 December 2013
From
The Gay UK
US: Activists rally for equal access to transplants for patients with HIV

Family and friends of a 29-year-old man who died after being refused a lung transplant call hospital policies unjust

Published
20 December 2013
From
Al Jazeera America
SF program pushes immediate HIV treatment for acute infection

A San Francisco program is aiming to get people newly diagnosed with acute HIV infection immediately into treatment - as in, taking antiretroviral drugs the same day they test positive.

Published
18 December 2013
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Myanmar's 'Big Sister' Leads in HIV Fight

Myanmar has significantly reduced the rate of HIV infections in its sex worker population from its previous high of 40% to less than 10% today. The country has allowed sex worker-run programs to organize and scale up over the last eight years using an empowerment-based model, rather than coercion.

Published
18 December 2013
From
The Diplomat

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