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Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN

The West African Ebola outbreak has halted progress in tackling HIV in Sierra Leone, shutting health clinics and scaring patients from being tested or seeking treatment. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has raised concerns that HIV prevalence and drug resistance in the country could increase as a result.

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Should An HIV-Positive Body Be Considered a Deadly Weapon?

Terrance Williams's act was profoundly thoughtless, but was it malicious, and should it be considered a crime? And if so, what kind of crime? These questions have been the subject of New York court proceedings for nearly four years. The Williams case is, in a sense, a final vestige of the scariest, most dangerous age of AIDS, when the disease carried a powerful stigma, and an infected body was seen as a dangerous weapon.

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3 hours ago
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Bloomberg
Are women PrePared?

Can PreP just be provided to men who have sex with men in the UK? What about others? What about other vulnerable populations, such as black women and migrants? What about trans women? All the data we have here in the UK is about men who have sex with men, and this worries me.

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3 hours ago
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Speaking Up! (blog)
HIV Likely Evolved to Enter Latent State Because This Fuels Survival

A pair of new studies suggest that HIV evolved to enter into a latent state in order to thrive in the long run, and that the virus itself, and not infected immune cells, controls when replication stops and starts.

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4 hours ago
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AIDSMeds
Why should WE pay for gays to have unsafe sex?

Researchers are recommending that healthy gay men should be given an HIV prevention drug free on the NHS at a cost of almost £5,000 a year per person. What kind of ethics is it to save one group of society from a disease that can be prevented by using a £1 condom, while denying cancer sufferers a longer life?

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4 hours ago
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Daily Mail
New Zealand: Caution urged on new HIV prevention info

The NZ AIDS Foundation is advising a very cautious response to new research which is providing more support for an HIV prevention technique whereby men without HIV infection can take HIV medications to reduce the risk of any of the virus entering their bodies becoming an established infection.

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4 hours ago
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GayNZ
Delay HCV Tx and Watch Patients Die

Delaying hepatitis C (HCV) treatment in patients who also have HIV increases the risk of liver complications and death even if the therapy is successful, a researcher said.

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9 hours ago
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MedPage Today
Doctor Panel to Weigh Hepatitis C Drugs’ Costs in Guidelines

An influential advisory panel of doctors and health experts will for the first time address the cost-effectiveness of pricey hepatitis C drugs in updated guidelines that may change prescribing and coverage for the medicines.

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10 hours ago
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Bloomberg
Doctor who cured ‘Berlin patient’ of HIV: ‘We knew we were doing something very special’

Dr. Gero Hütter and Timothy Ray Brown speak about the transplant that forever linked them in medical history.

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10 hours ago
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Fred Hutch News
New York City Gets Its HIV Act Together

High proportions of New York City residents with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are being diagnosed, receiving care, and seeing their serum viral load plummet to undetectable levels, city health officials reported here.

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10 hours ago
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MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
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