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Scotland reports its lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2003

A report released on Tuesday by Health Protection Scotland shows that 2016 saw the lowest number of people diagnosed with HIV within Scotland since 2003. Last year,

Published
24 March 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Trialling PrEP: What happened to the NHS PrEP trial?

When NHS England announced at the start of December 2016 that they’d be funding a new large-scale PrEP trial, many people thought that they’d be able to access PrEP in the spring. More than 3 months later, and the trial has not even started to recruit. Dr Will Nutland from PrEPster.info gives an update about what’s going on with the trial.

Published
23 March 2017
From
Boyz
Draft Philippine Law Would Boost AIDS Response

Philippine lawmakers finally took action this week to improve the government’s response to the country’s HIV epidemic, filing a draft law to replace the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. The bill’s major flaw is its lack of specificity about the crucial role of condoms in HIV prevention.

Published
22 March 2017
From
Human Rights Watch
Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'

PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

Published
22 March 2017
From
BBC
Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs

The sharing of drug injecting equipment most often occurs between sexual partners, but the ways in which couples manage risks and care for each other have been

Published
21 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Online ‘virtual counselling’ service launches for gay men struggling with drugs and chemsex

Two leading charities have launched an online counselling service for gay and bisexual men to get support around drugs, sex and alcohol. Terrence Higgins Trust and London Friend launched the new service via Friday/Monday, a website which offers information about sex and drugs for gay and bisexual men.

Published
13 March 2017
From
PinkNews
This HIV Drug Is Making a Difference. Now Republicans Want to Make It Unaffordable

Republican's plan to replace the ACA would complicate PrEP access, particularly for low-income Americans in the 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

Published
09 March 2017
From
Money
Breastfeeding with an undetectable viral load: what do we know?

Megan DePutter on why undetectable does not equal untransmittable in the case of breastfeeding, but why women should be supported to make an informed choice anyway.

Published
08 March 2017
From
Positive Lite
Georgia HIV infections drop 6 percent annually for 6 years

HIV infections in Georgia dropped 6% each year from 2008 to 2014. According to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period.

Published
08 March 2017
From
WTVC
Thousands of HIV negative Kenyans to be put on ARVs to prevent infection

Thousands of HIV negative Kenyans will for the first time in history be placed on daily ARV pills this month to prevent infection. The pills will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus, the Health ministry said on Tuesday. Martin Sirengo, head of the National AIDS and STI Control Programme, said trained health workers will assess who qualifies for this treatment, technically known as Pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep).

Published
07 March 2017
From
The Star, Kenya
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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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