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Hepatitis C annual report: progress made, but much more to do

New figures from PHE reveal hospital admissions, liver transplants and deaths from hepatitis C (HCV) have all risen in the UK.

Published
16 hours ago
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Public Health England
What needs to be done to make HIV self-testing a reality?

Self-testing for HIV has great potential to broaden access to HIV testing, the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne heard last week. But for self-testing to play

Published
16 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Lord Fowler

Speaking at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne, he said it was now widely accepted that fear of prosecution and discrimination was stopping people coming forward to be tested for HIV.

Published
17 hours ago
From
The Independent
Nearly half of young gay men in Bangkok not using condoms consistently acquire HIV within five years of starting sex

A survey of young gay men and transgender women (MSM) in Bangkok has found that HIV incidence amongst them is running at 9% a year in

Published
17 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
NAM European HIV prevention survey: final results

A pan-European survey of opinions about HIV prevention methods, conducted by NAM last year and answered by prevention experts and advocates from 20 European countries, has found that

Published
17 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference, one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents, it was

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Does PrEP = a new gay sexual revolution?

Even though many health professionals portray PrEP as being "just another tool" to curtail the HIV epidemic, the charged rhetoric used by those for or against it – terms such as "party drug" or "Truvada whore" – suggests otherwise. As noted by a New York Times headline, PrEP raises the dramatic possibility of a new "sexual revolution" for gay men. While the idea frightens and even outrages many people, some advocates (including an increasingly vocal new generation of gay activists) are explicitly embracing the idea of less fear and more sexual choice, if not outright freedom.

Published
26 July 2014
From
Bay Area Reporter
Interferon-free hepatitis C treatment works for people on methadone or buprenorphine

People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Weight gain on ART may raise risk of heart disease and diabetes

People with HIV in the normal weight range who gain a substantial amount of weight shortly after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) may have an increased risk

Published
25 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Most gay men who don’t use condoms are mindful of HIV and attempt to reduce their risk

Three-quarters of Australian gay and bisexual men who report unprotected anal intercourse with casual male partners say that they “often” or “always” employ some sort of risk

Published
25 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
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