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New tainted blood scandal: Patients infected with HIV were each paid around £24,000 to sign away their rights to sue – before being told they’d also contracted hepatitis C

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were persuaded to sign away their legal rights without knowing they had a second deadly condition, the Daily Mail can reveal.

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11 hours ago
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Daily Mail
Dolutegravir Use During Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Infectious Disease Advisor spoke to Rebecca M. Zash, MD, a co-investigator of the interim analysis by the Tsepamo Study in Botswana, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in July.

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14 hours ago
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Infectious Disease Advisor
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

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14 hours ago
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New York Times
‘Fear overcome by love’: why I participated in HIV cure research

Researchers may not know me, but they know my blood cells. I am participant 2512 of the Observational Study of the Consequences of the Protease Inhibitor Era (SCOPE). I was told that my case of HIV was discovered at the earliest stage of infection in history. This is not the life accomplishment that I would want to be remembered for. However, when I found out, I did want to help my fellow human beings.

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15 hours ago
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Journal of Virus Eradication
Drug resistance accumulates fast in people with low but detectable viral loads, Kenyan study finds

A study measuring HIV drug resistance at two timepoints in Kenyan patients on second-line, protease inhibitor-based regimens has found very high levels of drug resistance in people with

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21 hours ago
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Gus Cairns
PrEP: NHS 'must urgently offer' HIV breakthrough nationwide as study shows infections cut 25% in a year

'Unacceptable' that PrEP provision in England is capped when there are no limits in other UK nations, National Aids Trust chief says

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23 hours ago
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The Independent
Do some people really want to get HIV? I spoke to ‘bug chasers’ around the world to find out

Fantasising about something is very different to pursuing it offline, in the “real world”.

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23 hours ago
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The Conversation
Why integrating HIV with non-HIV services in Uganda won’t work

Several policies, including World Health Organisation guidelines, have outlined ways in which HIV services can be integrated into general health services. But, our research in Uganda shows that the country is not prepared for this integration. This is because general clinic staff don’t have specialist HIV knowledge, as well as the fact that sheer numbers of HIV clients will make it difficult.

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23 hours ago
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The Conversation
Thirty Years Later, AIDS Activists Who ‘Seized Control’ Discuss Their Legacy

The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted “The 30th Anniversary of ‘Seize Control of the FDA’”, a fascinating reunion of the major players, on October 11, 2018.

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23 hours ago
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My Fabulous Disease
Malawi: Sex workers demand access to PrEP

Ministry of Health officials in Malawi announced that the government is yet to rollout guidelines on PrEP. But Health Rights advocates have expressed worry over the delay in adopting new HIV prevention technologies like these.

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23 hours ago
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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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