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A Blue Pill Is Stopping HIV, World-First Study Shows

An antiviral pill taken daily by thousands of men across Sydney and other parts of Australia led to a globally unprecedented reduction in new HIV cases, showing that a targeted, preventative approach may accelerate progress on ending the AIDS epidemic.

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1 hour ago
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Bloomberg
Integrated support intervention improves engagement with HIV and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs

Providing information on how to navigate care pathways, psychosocial support, and immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia increased retention

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3 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
Studies confirm long-term effectiveness of new single-tablet regimens

The newest once-daily, all-in-one HIV combination pills can maintain undetectable viral load for two years and counting, according to a set of studies presented at IDWeek 2018

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4 hours ago
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Liz Highleyman
Becoming a parent should not be denied to HIV positive gay and bisexual men

If a man cannot pass HIV onto another man during sex because his viral load is undetectable, then it follows that his sperm would not pass HIV to a surrogate or child should he wish to conceive in this way. Even as a well informed HIV activist, this is an aspect of the U=U debate which I had not come across before in the context of same-sex couples.

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22 hours ago
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Gay Times
Regulator seizes almost 10000 unsafe STI + HIV test kits

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is warning people who buy STI test kits and HIV test kits online to make sure that they are purchasing from safe and legitimate sources

Published
17 October 2018
From
GOV.UK
Pain highly prevalent among people with HIV and has a major impact on mental health, quality of life, employment and use of healthcare

Pain is very common among people living with HIV (PLWH) and has a major impact on quality of life and use of healthcare resources, investigators from the

Published
17 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
Combined treatment for smoking cessation, anxiety and depression more effective than smoking cessation alone

A randomised control trial published in The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes by researchers in Boston found that an integrated cognitive-behavioural treatment approach aiming to target

Published
17 October 2018
By
Krishen Samuel
South Africa: Shortage of HIV/Aids drugs turning into ‘national crisis’

ARVs and contraceptives have run out across the country in ‘a crisis that has been developing over the past two months’, the Stop Stockout Project claims.

Published
16 October 2018
From
The Citizen
Rapid Initiation of HIV Care: Assessing Safety and Efficacy

Discussion with Gregory Huhn, MD

Published
16 October 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Canada to invest $8.5 million in harm reduction projects for HCV, HIV

Canadian Minister of Health announced that the Government of Canada will fund 28 projects across the country designed to reduce the risk for bloodborne infections among people who use injection drugs such as hepatitis C and HIV, according to a press release.

Published
16 October 2018
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Healio
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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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