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  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Global HIV Prevention Coalition accelerates action to reduce new HIV infections
    UNAIDS | 1 hour ago

    The Global HIV Prevention Coalition has launched its first progress report.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    EATG launches a report on access to HCV-related services in the penitentiary system in Europe
    EATG | 2 hours ago

    Drawing on research on the state of access to services related to Hepatitis C in prison settings in Europe and Central Asia, which has highlighted major shortcomings across the countries as well as some promising practices in few countries, the European AIDS Treatment Group calls on national and prison authorities to scale up access to voluntary and confidential testing and counselling for people in detention.

  • Lung disease
    COPD Frequently Misdiagnosed, Undiagnosed in Individuals With or Without HIV
    Pulmonology Advisor | 3 hours ago

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently both misdiagnosed and undiagnosed similarly in individuals with and without HIV, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018 International Conference.

  • Discrimination and the law
    Chinese man with HIV wins back his job and US$9,000 in lost earnings after year-long fight
    South China Morning Post | 3 hours ago

    A Chinese man who claimed he was unfairly dismissed for having HIV has been reinstated by his former employer and paid 60,000 yuan (US$9,400) in compensation following mediation through a District Court, according to an online news report.

  • Cardiovascular disease
    What's the connection between HIV and high blood pressure?
    American Heart Association News | 4 hours ago

    People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows.

  • Treatment for women
    BHIVA statement on Potential Safety Signal in Infants Born to Women Conceiving on Dolutegravir
    British HIV Association | 4 hours ago

    The BHIVA HIV in Pregnancy Guidelines Writing group makes the following recommendations: all women wishing to conceive should be started on folic acid 5mg OD regardless of their cART regimen; all women commencing DTG should have a negative pregnancy test prior to initiation and ongoing method of contraception documented; we advise a review of all patient records of women aged up to 50yo on DTG with regards to conception plans, documented method of contraception and current pregnancy status; we recommend that women at risk of pregnancy be contacted by their clinic to discuss the DTG safety report, which should be clearly documented, and the woman seen in person if pregnant.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance
    National AIDS Trust | 21 hours ago

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, has removed discriminatory content about people living with HIV.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda
    The Guardian | 22 May 2018

    Sarah Achieng Opendi, state minister for health, told the Guardian the country’s national medical stores were running out of the antibiotic Septrin, which is used to treat and fight conditions like flu, malaria, diarrhoea and tuberculosis.

  • The search for a cure
    CRISPR Eradicates Latent HIV-1, Offering Hope of "Functional Cures"
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | 22 May 2018

    Scientists in Japan have used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to stop human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) replication in latently infected T cells that can’t be controlled using existing drug treatments. The gene-editing approach effectively disrupts two regulatory HIV-1 genes, tat and rev, which are essential for viral replication.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    Increasing Incidence of Syphilis in People With HIV in the United States
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 21 May 2018

    The incidence rate of syphilis in people with HIV increased through 2015, according to new research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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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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