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Positively UK’s Statement on PrEP

Positively UK welcomes the findings from PROUD and IPERGAY studies, which demonstrate the high effectiveness of usingPre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective tool for HIV prevention and promoting the health of gay men and men who have sex with men. Positively UK joins other UK based HIV and LGBT organisations in urging the NHS to speed up the approval process and make PrEP available.

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15 hours ago
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Chinese study sheds light on how well treatment may work as prevention in the real world

A study from the Henan province of China published recently shows that antiretroviral therapy (ART) may not be as effective at suppressing HIV and preventing onward transmission

Published
20 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Predictors of HIV-related peripheral neuropathy in the modern era

Researchers at major clinical centres in the U.S. have collaborated to study potential causes of peripheral neuropathy (PN) among HIV-positive people in the modern era. They recruited about 500 people who were free from PN and monitored them for an average of two years, performing extensive assessments. Taking into account many issues, statistical analysis found that there were several factors associated with an increased risk for PN.

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22 hours ago
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CATIE
We’re in a renaissance period for the HIV vaccine

Wayne Koff, chief scientific officer at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), spoke in an interview about the challenges in developing a vaccine for one of the trickiest and deadliest known viruses, how scientists are getting closer to developing a vaccine for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and what makes India attractive for vaccine development.

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22 hours ago
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Hindustan Times
Texas Bill Cuts HIV Funding, Boosts Abstinence Education

Texas would cut $3 million in state funds for programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and put that money toward abstinence education under a Republican-sponsored measure advanced by the state House.

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22 hours ago
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ABC News
Our HIV crisis: PrEP is not a cure

Take a pill daily and prevent the contraction of HIV 99 percent of the time. That is the narrative presented to many young men who have sex with men (MSM) by their peers regarding pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). And, as is normally the case with anything framed in such a simple manner, the nuances of treatment fall through the cracks. It is unwise to herald PrEP as the key to freeing a generation from HIV. It is merely one piece of a larger effort. Not only is PrEP not for everyone, but public health activists face political obstacles similar to those hurled at advocates of birth control.

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22 hours ago
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Yale Daily News
How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana — and why we should be paying attention

When you don’t have a health-care system where people have access to testing and treatment, the introduction of one infection into a community of drug users can turn into an outbreak.

Published
31 March 2015
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Washington Post
Leading drugs charity DrugScope to close due to lack of funds

DrugScope, the UK’s leading independent centre of drug and drug abuse expertise, is to close due to a lack of funds.

Published
31 March 2015
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The Guardian
Immune Response BioPharma, Inc Announces the FDA has Accepted REMUNE HIV/AIDS Vaccine BLA for Review

Immune Response BioPharma, Inc., Today provides an update on REMUNE and announces the FDA has accepted the REMUNE HIV/AIDS vaccine BLA (biologics licensing application) for review for therapeutic treatment in adults with HIV/AIDS.

Published
31 March 2015
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Immune Response BioPharma press release
HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies – such as anal sex and having other

Published
31 March 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
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