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The Kremlin Shows the World How to Make an AIDS Crisis Worse

New HIV infections have slowed dramatically throughout the world in recent years, including in much of sub-Saharan Africa—the region worst hit by the AIDS-causing virus—but Russia is a deadly exception. Even the official figures, which most experts agree are a significant underestimation, are terrifying. Almost 1 million Russians are registered as having contracted HIV, out of a population of 143 million people, an almost twofold increase from 2010.

Published
27 January 2016
From
Newsweek
A European Alliance dedicated to accelerating new concepts in HIV Vaccine research

The European Commission has granted over 22 million Euros to the European HIV Vaccine Alliance (EHVA) to develop a multidisciplinary platform to evaluate novel preventive and therapeutic vaccines. The grant is supplemented with additional 6 million Euros from the Swiss government for the Swiss project partners.

Published
27 January 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Infected blood: reform of financial and other support

Seeks views on the reforms to the support for those affected by hepatitis C or HIV from historic NHS blood treatments.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Department of Health
Unprepared, unwilling and unethical

How a lack of leadership in HIV prevention is failing those at risk of infection in the UK (and beyond).

Published
26 January 2016
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HRI has serious concerns with draft UNGASS outcome document

If adopted in its present form, the current language represents a significant step backwards both from previously agreed commitments and language, within CND (such as resolution 56/6), HIV fora (in particular the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV) and the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 3, targets 3.3 and 3.5).

Published
26 January 2016
From
Harm Reduction International
UNGASS Without Harm Reduction? No Way!

Governments are not only shying away from reforming global drug policy, but failing to even mention harm reduction in the first draft of the UNGASS outcome document. Civil society must stand up for harm reduction!

Published
26 January 2016
From
Drug Reporter
New PrEP studies will be a challenge, statisticians warn

Two statisticians involved in the PROUD and iPrEx trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) warn that future trials to test new PrEP drugs and formulations may be extremely difficult

Published
26 January 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Here's Free Info on PrEP Specifically for Trans Women and Men

Project Inform and Outshine NW explain why they created the free PrEP booklets, which you can download or order.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Poz magazine news
How the War in Ukraine Is Causing a Rise in HIV Infections

According to data from the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, between January and November 2015, more than 13,000 cases of infection have been recorded in Ukraine. An uptick connected to the failure of the Health System, the destruction of medical buildings, and the shutting down of assistance programs for HIV positive people. On top of those factors, the deterioration of the economic situation in the country and the 300 percent devaluation of the Ukrainian currency, a fall of 25 percent has been registered in the purchase and distribution of condoms in 2014.

Published
26 January 2016
From
VICE
Model suggests HIV vaccine still has key role in ending AIDS

Even a modestly effective HIV vaccine would likely be cost-effective and could make a major contribution to a sustainable response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, especially in

Published
25 January 2016
By
Liz Highleyman

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