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Kenya Embraces New Prevention Efforts to Reduce HIV Infection

Kenya’s health authorities launched a new way to reduce the spread of HIV among its people. It is the second African country after South Africa to have pre-exposure prophylaxis guidelines .

Published
13 September 2017
From
The Conversation
Heroin addiction: Why we took on this 7-day project

We undertook this work – spreading our staff throughout courtrooms, jails, treatment facilities, finding addicts on the streets and talking to families who have lost love ones – to put the epidemic in proportion. It is massive. It has a direct or indirect impact on every one of us. It doesn’t discriminate by race, gender, age or economic background. Its insidious spread reaches every neighborhood, every township, every city, regardless of demographics.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Cincinnati.com
Seven Days of Heroin: This is what an epidemic looks like

The Enquirer sent more than 60 reporters, photographers and videographers into their communities to chronicle an ordinary week in this extraordinary time.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Cincinnati.com
Penile Microbiome Linked to HIV Risk in Uncircumcised Men

A study in Africa found that men with high levels of certain bacteria under the foreskin were more likely to contract HIV.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Poz
A Virtual HIV Clinic Could Be the Precursor to Anonymous Online STD Testing

A new program being run in partnership with the University of Iowa Health Care is offering people at risk of HIV infection the option to seek PrEP online, via video conferencing. The program creates what is basically a virtual HIV clinic, an innovative way to get around the social stigmas associated with HIV.

Published
12 September 2017
From
Video Conferencing Daily
New US PrEP cost-effectiveness model finds drug prices will need to drop substantially if HIV risk rises, or if adherence is only moderate

A new US model of the cost-effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for men who have sex with men (MSM), prepared by researchers at Emory University in

Published
12 September 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Massive drop in Malaysia's HIV rates

New HIV infections dropped to 5,700 cases last year, a dip of 34 per cent from six years ago. There has been significant progress in relation to harm reduction for people who inject drugs, mother to child transmission and HIV testing. However only 37 per cent of people living with HIV are accessing life-saving treatment.

Published
11 September 2017
From
New Straits Times
Still no harm reduction? A critical review of the UK Government’s new Drug Strategy

This briefing, endorsed by eight of the UK’s leading harm reduction and drug treatment organisations, looks at whether the focus on harm reduction has improved under the new strategy, and discusses challenges in the funding environment which will have a disproportionate impact on harm reduction services.

Published
11 September 2017
From
National AIDS Trust
Why HPV Vaccination Rates Remain Low in Rural States

The problem the vaccine has faced is its link to a taboo in American culture: sexual activity among teenagers. Health-care providers are the biggest hurdle to getting more children vaccinated.

Published
11 September 2017
From
MIT Technology Review
Generic PrEP in France and Scotland challenges access across the UK

The issue of drug procurement and pricing is complex but it is difficult to see how different patents should apply within Europe, and especially not within the UK.

Published
08 September 2017
From
HIV i-Base

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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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