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Stock market models accurately predict changes in HIV over time

Stock market models accurately predict changes in HIV over timeHealioMathematical models that were originally developed to predict changes in stock prices accurately predicted changes in the properties of HIV, suggesting that such models could be used for the development of a future vaccine for HIV, according to data published in PLOS Biology.

Published
18 May 2017
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Healio
Combining drug addiction treatment and perinatal HIV prevention leads to good outcomes in Kenya

An integrated programme offering medication-assisted drug addiction treatment and services aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission led to improved outcomes for opioid-dependent HIV-positive mothers and their babies, according

Published
18 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Unprecedented extension of Global Gag Rule puts HIV programmes at risk

The Alliance comments: "In implementing this controversial policy, the US government will force organisations to choose between either women’s right to comprehensive health services and advice, or vital support for tens of millions of people living with HIV. This is an impossible dilemma for organisations like ours. We urge the US government to re-evaluate its stance, to ensure that we stay on target to end AIDS by 2030." See also https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/14/bill-and-melinda-gates-trumps-global-gag-rule-endangers-millions-women-girls-us-funding

Published
17 May 2017
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International HIV/AIDS Alliance
United States: A GOP Health Care Plan May Ruin Our Best Chance At Ending HIV And AIDS

Though it’s unclear how (or if) the ACA will be repealed, the plan passed by the House this month would certainly lead to fewer insured Americans and, by extension, fewer patients able to afford PrEP.

Published
17 May 2017
From
Huffington Post
Hydromorphone works as well as heroin-assisted drug addiction treatment

Hydromorphone was as effective as pharmaceutical heroin for opioid addiction treatment, but it was associated with fewer serious side-effects, according to results from the SALOME trial presented

Published
16 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Drug checking reveals high levels of fentanyl contamination in Vancouver street drugs

A pilot project to check the purity of drugs at Vancouver's Insite safe injection facility found that around 80% of tested samples contained fentanyl, and people who

Published
16 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
AA amyloidosis is an unrecognised problem among people who inject drugs

AA amyloidosis, a condition resulting from skin and soft tissue infections that can lead to kidney failure, may be more common than previously recognised among people who

Published
16 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
State HCV Incidence and Policies Related to Preventive Services, and Treatment Services for Persons Who Inject Drugs

The authors of this analysis examined state laws governing access to safe infection equipment and Medicaid policies related to HCV treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID) in all 50 states and DC.

Published
12 May 2017
From
CDC
Protease inhibitor drug suppresses HIV in semen more slowly than drugs from other classes

Protease inhibitors may not be the best class of drug for people newly diagnosed with HIV to start treatment with, if they wish to quickly

Published
12 May 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Teen PrEP program ramps up in San Francisco

Three youth clinics of San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)—Cole Street Youth Clinic, Dimensions Queer Youth Clinic, and the Michael Baxter Larkin Street Youth Clinic—are providing comprehensive PrEP services for young people ages 12 to 24.

Published
11 May 2017
From
BETA blog

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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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