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Why heroin has made a comeback in America

Last year nearly 700,000 Americans took the drug, twice as many as a decade ago. It is now more popular than crack, by some measures. What explains heroin’s return?

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10 hours ago
From
The Economist
Invisible sexuality: older adults missing in sexual health research

The Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR), the latest findings of which were released recently, has much to commend it. Like its counterpart, the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL), it provides an illustration of sexual practices of today’s adults. Both studies leave out a significant proportion of the population – older adults.

Published
10 hours ago
From
The Conversation
World AIDS Day Comes Early: UNAIDS Report has bold vision, key messages—but needs more precision on HIV prevention

In broad strokes, UNAIDS has the right message, with the right vision, at the right time. But an effective response depends on strategy, details, milestones, resources and specifics—and these are still lacking.

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10 hours ago
From
AVAC
Positive response to 'gift tokens for undetectable viral load' trial

A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among people with HIV and clinic staff to a trial that

Published
12 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Racial Disparities in the US Gay Male HIV Epidemic Appear Entrenched

Despite many efforts to fight racial disparities in HIV rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), black MSM will likely continue to have disproportionately high HIV rates for decades. A modeling analysis projects how varying rates of HIV testing and retention in HIV care would affect racial disparities between black and white MSM.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Needle exchange and the HIV epidemic in Vancouver: Lessons learned from 15 years of research

Fifteen years of research into Vancouver’s needle and syringe programme leads to the conclusion that such programmes can stop the spread of HIV and do not increase harms. However, they can only be effective if their policies allow sufficient sterile equipment to be distributed to ensure injectors always have fresh supplies.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Brazil's ambitious HIV treatment plan based on Canadian concept

Brazil has resolved to get all 720,000 people with HIV on to treatment within a few years, including the 150,000 people who don’t yet know they have the virus.

Published
20 November 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014 [Video]

For the first time, more than 100,000 people are thought to be living with HIV in the UK, according to new figures from Public Health England. A leading HIV consultant has told the BBC there is a "complete lack of awareness" of the risks among many gay men. Jonathan Blake was one of the first people in Britain to be diagnosed back in 1982 and 19-year-old Luke Alexander found out last year he had the virus. BBC Radio 5live got the two men together at the Gay's The Word bookshop in London to talk frankly about their experiences of living with HIV.

Published
20 November 2014
From
BBC
PrEP and the moralization of calamity

Americans have developed a cultural relationship to risk. We like to tell ourselves that we deserve the calamities that befall us.

Published
20 November 2014
From
Medium
HIV diagnoses among UK gay men at all-time high: GMFA response

"Supporting HIV prevention for gay men is crucial", say’s GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson

Published
20 November 2014
From
GMFA
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