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  • Employment
    US: Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV
    Air Force Times | 16 February 2019

    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the Air Force to halt efforts to discharge service members who are HIV-positive. The ruling came in a case filed by two HIV-positive airmen who are suing to prevent their discharge under the military’s “deploy or get out” policy. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria issued the preliminary injunction Friday. She ruled that the Air Force's treatment of HIV-positive personnel is "irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modern science."

  • Harm reduction
    Safe consumption sites: Study identifies policy change strategies and challenges
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 15 February 2019

    A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five US communities. The results offer insights on one approach some localities are exploring to address the escalating drug overdose crisis in the US.

  • Young people
    Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex
    The Guardian | 15 February 2019

    UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

  • Treatment simplification strategies
    Early ART in HIV Possible Key to Dolutegravir Monotherapy Success
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 15 February 2019

    Several randomized controlled trials have shown dolutegravir monotherapy to be inferior to cART. These dolutegravir monotherapy trials, however, have been conducted in patients initiating cART during chronic rather than primary HIV infection. Since patients who start cART during the early phase of HIV infection show a reduced HIV reservoir and low viral diversity, the researchers evaluated whether these properties would allow for sustained virologic suppression after a switch to dolutegravir monotherapy.

  • Dating, relationships and feelings
    I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too
    The Body | 15 February 2019

    In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Efavirenz and psychological performance in children living with HIV
    AVERT | 15 February 2019

    Efavirenz remains a clinically effective and relevant antiretroviral drug for people living with HIV – but adverse side effects need to be screened for and monitored in children.

  • People and personal stories
    Positively UK appoints a new CEO
    Positively UK | 12 February 2019

    Positively UK is excited to announce the appointment of Silvia Petretti as the new CEO

  • PrEP programmes and uptake
    While The NHS Drags Its Heels On PrEP, This Is How Men Are Being Affected
    Huffington Post | 12 February 2019

    Although NHS England increased places in the PrEP Impact Trial to 13,000 participants in summer and recently said it hopes to extend this to 26,000 before 2020, it is yet to confirm when these places will become available – or what will happen when the three-year trial is up. Around 40% of trial clinics across England are currently turning away gay and bisexual men due to oversubscription, according to the Terrence Higgins Trust. Six men who’ve failed to access PrEP have told HuffPost UK the experience has left them feeling “depressed”, “anxious” and “frustrated”.

  • Activism
    A Trailblazing HIV Doctor Who Helped Thousands Access PrEP Has Died At Age 44
    BuzzFeed News | 12 February 2019

    Dr Mags Portman, a hero of the LGBT and HIV community, leaves behind a husband, two children, and a legacy: getting PrEP into the hands of those who need it.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Singapore data leak: ‘I reject any allegation MOH sought to cover up incident,’ says Gan Kim Yong
    Channel News Asia | 12 February 2019

    The Health Minister also gave more information on how the incident, which saw information affecting 14,200 with HIV leaked online, happened.

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