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House Republicans Ease Opposition to Needle Exchanges

The annual health spending measure now taking shape in the House would still bar using federal dollars to buy sterile needles or syringes, but officials could use federal grant money to provide support for state and local drug treatment programs that include needle exchanges.

Published
18 June 2015
From
New York Times
Bodybuilders 'could get HIV from drinking human breast milk'

Bodybuilders and cancer patients are putting themselves at risk of contracting HIV and syphilis by buying human breast milk over the internet, health experts have warned. Dozens of websites now sell breast milk claiming that it is a super food which provides energy, nutrients and can even help with erectile dysfunction and cancer.

Published
18 June 2015
From
Daily Telegraph
AHF's 'Trust Him?' Billboards Aim to Address Infidelity and HIV

A billboard campaign by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) depicts couples in bed asking, 'Trust Him?' or 'Trust Her?'

Published
18 June 2015
From
Poz magazine news
HIV epidemic waning in southern Indiana county: officials

The number of new HIV cases in a rural southern Indiana county that has been the site of a recent epidemic has fallen dramatically, public health officials said on Wednesday.

Published
18 June 2015
From
Reuters
In Global Fight Against HIV, China’s Circumcision Device Makes the Cut

China wants a bigger slice of the global health market and it has a new tactic for getting it: circumcision.The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that it has approved the quality and production of a Chinese circumcision device to aid HIV prevention.

Published
18 June 2015
From
Wall Street Journal
French Based Biosantech Reports HIV Vaccine Safe

Researchers from French-based Biosantech Company today reported that the company’s HIV vaccine candidate is not toxic to 48 HIV-positive patients enrolled in a double-blind study taking place in France. The data was presented at the International Conference on Retroviruses and Novel Drugs in suburban Chicago.

Published
17 June 2015
From
PR Web
Q&A: How do I safely use PreP if I buy it online?

Anyone getting PrEP drugs outside normal NHS channels in the UK should still be doing this with the knowledge of a doctor. This highlight the urgency for the NHS to provide support for PrEP in sexual health clinics.

Published
15 June 2015
From
HIV i-Base
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Gets Smacked Down by South African AIDS Activists

AHF is now spreading Weinstein's anti-science views about PrEP in Africa, before a single pill has been dispensed. Once again, African lives will be lost because of the anti-science ravings of an arrogant American.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Poz
New Zealand PrEP trial gets green light

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has been given the go-ahead from Pharmac and the Ministry of Health to trial PrEP in New Zealand.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Gay NZ
Drug decriminalisation in Portugal: setting the record straight

Portugal decriminalised the possession of all drugs for personal use in 2001, and there now exists a significant body of evidence on what happened following the move. Both opponents and advocates of drug policy reform are sometimes guilty of misrepresenting this evidence, with the former ignoring or incorrectly disputing the benefits of reform, and the latter tending to overstate them.

Published
12 June 2015
From
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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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