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Thailand: Self-test kits for HIV now available at pharmacies

Thanks to the latest move by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people no longer have to visit a medical centre to undergo an HIV test. If they are worried that they may be infected, people can just buy a self-test kit from a pharmacy and check on their own.

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14 hours ago
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The Nation
South Korea’s HIV testing of foreign teachers challenged in compensation claim

Lisa Griffin is seeking one year’s lost wages of US$21,000 because her contract was not renewed in 2009 after she refused to be tested for the disease. But the government says the testing was legal and proportionate, and that the statute of limitations has already expired.

Published
15 hours ago
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South China Morning Post
U.S. Revises Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines

Changes include new information about risks associated with Tivicay during pregnancy and a removal of older drugs owing to toxicities.

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15 hours ago
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Poz
The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

In this episode of The Explainer, TheJournal.ie‘s Cormac Fitzgerald and Christine Bohan delve into the current situation around supervised drug injection centres in Ireland, how Irish politicians have lagged behind on drug policy, the concerns expressed around opening the pilot scheme in Dublin city centre, as well as the facts behind their effectiveness. Listen via Soundcloud below or tap the buttons to listen on iOS or Android.

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16 hours ago
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The Journal
Trump has Vowed to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. His Court Picks Have Other Ideas.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is currently on a media swing touting the Trump Administration’s pledge to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. But given the administration’s actions to create a federal judiciary wholly inhospitable to both accessible health care and the LGBTQ community, this is breathtaking hypocrisy—and Azar should know it.

Published
16 hours ago
From
Daily Beast
Nobody Uses Dental Dams

Since dental dams were adopted by safe-sex advocates in the 1980s, science has shown that HIV is practically impossible to transmit between women, and dental dams were more a product of AIDS panic than of genuine medical necessity. But dental dams are still around, even if not because of consumer demand.

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16 hours ago
From
The Atlantic
HIV infection rates in New South Wales hit record low, but there are concerns

The number of new HIV cases in NSW has dropped to their lowest level since 1984, but NSW Health would not say whether it will hit its target of "virtually" eliminating the disease by 2020.

Published
17 hours ago
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Study uncovers why bisexual Australians suffer poorer mental health

The world’s largest study of bisexual people to date, led by La Trobe University in Melbourne, has examined why bisexual Australians experience higher rates of psychological distress than their heterosexual and homosexual peers.

Published
17 hours ago
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Q News
A Promising Anti-HIV Drug Poses A Dilemma

The anti-HIV drug dolutegravir is effective — but may carry a risk for pregnant women. While women in wealthy countries are given choices about their medical care, for women in poor countries the situation is different. There aren't enough doctors and nurses to explain the risks and benefits of the new drug to every patient. The country may not have the resources to keep supplies of two different drugs on the shelves. And there is no consistent access to effective birth control.

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17 hours ago
From
NPR
Thousands feared at risk after Mexico reforms HIV+ regime

Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates.

Published
18 April 2019
From
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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