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More Treatment, Less War: The White House Drug Policy Reform

Many people who want substance abuse treatment can’t get it. The White House wants to fix this. Can they do it, and will it help?

Published
29 April 2013
From
PLoS Blogs
HIV warning over illegal tattooists

Illegal unlicensed tattoo parlours are putting customers at risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis, council bosses warn.

Published
28 April 2013
From
BBC Health
Researchers stop the only current HIV vaccine efficacy trial

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has announced that it is discontinuing the HVTN 505 HIV vaccine trial. This trial, which started in July

Published
26 April 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Rethinking Policing in the Age of AIDS

Good drug policy is good AIDS policy. Drug users and sex workers benefit more from services than from beatings and prison. And as law enforcement officials committed to protecting the public, we can support public health.

Published
26 April 2013
From
Huffington Post
AIDS vaccine trial results, while disappointing, must guide continuing search

"This trial has provided a clear, swift answer about a specific vaccine strategy. It's not the answer we hoped for, but the search doesn't end here. There are other approaches that must be pursued without delay, and this result will help to focus and guide research efforts," said Mitchell Warren, AVAC executive director.

Published
26 April 2013
From
AVAC press release
NIH Discontinues Immunizations in HIV Vaccine Study

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, will stop administering injections in its HVTN 505 clinical trial of an investigational HIV vaccine regimen because an independent data and safety monitoring board (DSMB) found during a scheduled interim review that the vaccine regimen did not prevent HIV infection nor reduce viral load (the amount of HIV in the blood) among vaccine recipients who became infected with HIV.

Published
25 April 2013
From
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) press release
AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds WHO Decision to Initiate HIV Treatment Earlier

World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week at Treatment as Prevention conference in Vancouver, Canada, that it will raise treatment initiation guidelines for HIV-positive individuals from a CD4 count of less than 350 to a count of less than 500.

Published
25 April 2013
From
Wall Street Journal
Young black Brooklyn males struggling with sexual identify fuel Brooklyn HIV crisis

A new generation of young Brooklyn black males - many who hide their sexual identify - are worrying doctors who say they are fueling the borough's HIV epidemic.

Published
25 April 2013
From
NY Daily News
Obama Reveals New Drug Control Strategy

Despite its "kinder and gentler face," critics say that US drug policy "remains in the Dark Ages."

Published
25 April 2013
From
The Fix
Optimism as Prevention: THT launches new campaign that “can halt HIV within a generation”

The optimism of the campaign is appealing, though somewhat naive. It may hopefully help destigmatising HIV, testing and treatment. Its emphasis on personal responsibility is welcome but will not always appeal to those most vulnerable, and ultimately, taking control over the epidemic will need more than just test, treat and use condoms.

Published
25 April 2013
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