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Glasgow HIV outbreak ‘could spread’

Experts fear an HIV outbreak in Glasgow is out of control, with ten new cases already this year, and many of the drug users affected unable or unwilling to comply with treatment.

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16 hours ago
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The Herald
Warning of hepatitis A outbreak among men who have sex with men in Europe

An outbreak of hepatitis A in Europe has affected 287 people in at least 13 countries, with large numbers of cases in the United Kingdom,

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16 hours ago
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Keith Alcorn
The Next Global Fund Executive Director: The Qualities We Will Look For

The Global Fund’s ED should demonstrate an unshakeable commitment to human rights and key population issues. Nothing is more important in this changing global political landscape, where the organization’s biggest donor on human rights closed their borders to people fleeing conflict and violence.

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16 hours ago
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GNP+
Health problems may increase as young people infected with HIV at birth get older

A Massachusetts General Hospital study has found that US youth infected with HIV around the time of their birth are at higher risk throughout their adolescence and young adulthood for experiencing serious health problems, poor control of the HIV virus or death.

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17 hours ago
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Investigating late HIV diagnoses as serious incidents may spur change across the health system

Investigating cases of very late HIV diagnosis through the NHS’ serious incident reporting process allows identification of the reasons for late diagnosis and provides an

Published
28 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to ART and is cost-effective

An antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence support study conducted in the Netherlands has been hailed as “an outstanding addition to the scientific literature on adherence.” Published

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28 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
Daily Cannabis Use has No Negative Impact on HIV Treatment

Daily cannabis use has little or no impact on HIV clinical outcomes, according to new research. A study was published in The International Journal of Drug Policy suggests that heavy cannabis use does not pose a threat to those who are on HIV medications.

Published
28 March 2017
From
Culture Magazine
Point-of-care test performed on oral fluid failed to detect HIV-1 infection

The OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV-1/2 Test, a point-of-care test able to detect HIV-specific antibodies in blood and oral fluid, frequently failed to detect HIV-1 infection in Botswana and Thailand, suggesting that negative oral fluid results should be confirmed by testing blood samples in longitudinal trials, according to recent study results.

Published
28 March 2017
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Healio
The 2017 Hepatitis C Community Summit – a key step on the road to elimination

In the lead-up to the annual International Liver Congress (ILC) in Amsterdam, Eberhard Schatz of the Correlation Network writes about the Hepatitis C Community Summit that will be held in Amsterdam on the 18-19th of April to focus on community-related initiatives and their key role in the hepatitis C elimination movement. Read more about the Summit and register here.

Published
27 March 2017
From
BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge

International groups representing doctors and patients have launched a fresh challenge to the patent on Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir at the European Patent Office in order to increase access to the treatment.

Published
27 March 2017
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Reuters
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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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