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Many Women on HIV Treatment Are at Risk of Developing a Detectable Viral Load

An ongoing study finds that considerable challenges in such women’s lives may compromise their adherence to antiretrovirals.

Published
22 May 2019
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Poz
US: Rates of viral suppression similar between transgender women, cisgender patients

Transgender women with HIV continue to experience challenges with retention in care, but those who are engaged in care achieve viral suppression at a rate comparable to that of cisgender women and men of a similar age, race and HIV risk group, researchers reported.

Published
16 May 2019
From
Healio
A mystery illness killed a boy in 1969. Years later, doctors learned what it was: AIDS

The 16-year-old boy had the kind of illness that wouldn't be familiar to doctors for years: He was weak and emaciated, rife with stubborn infections and riddled with rare cancerous lesions known as Kaposi's sarcoma, a skin disease found in elderly men of Mediterranean descent. The boy, Robert Rayford, died on May 15, 1969, in St. Louis. It would be more than a decade before doctors started seeing similar cases among gay men in New York and California. In 1982, with the numbers of sick surging, the disease got a name: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Published
16 May 2019
From
New Zealand Herald
UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination

Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Discriminatory laws drive key populations out of reach of critical health and social services.

Published
16 May 2019
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UNAIDS
New research finds heating drug use equipment linked to decreased HIV risk

Researchers found HIV was transmitted more through drug cookers than needles. Heating drug use equipment was found to reduce the risk of infection

Published
15 May 2019
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CATIE
Despite Uptick, Black and Latinx People Have Relatively Low Participation in HIV Vaccine Trials

Black and Latinx people historically have not willfully participated in clinical trials in high numbers. Medical mistrust of research and health care institutions has long been a problem for conducting biomedical research. So what's causing the racial disparities in research participation, and what are researchers doing about it?

Published
14 May 2019
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The Body Pro
Robert Rayford Died of HIV 50 Years Ago: We Are Still Failing Queer Youth of Color

Robert Rayford died on May 15, 1969, of a mysterious illness later identified as HIV, 13 years before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported on the disease in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on June 5, 1981.

Published
13 May 2019
From
Newsweek
Nigel Farage stands by claim that people with HIV should be banned from UK

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has stood by his 2014 claim that people living with HIV should not be able to enter the UK.

Published
12 May 2019
From
Pink News
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

Published
10 May 2019
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AVERT
US: HHS Rule Allows Religious Discrimination in Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a new rule that will allow health care workers to refuse to provide or assist in providing medical services if doing so violates their religious or moral beliefs. In other words, it will allow them to discriminate widely and putting LGBTQ people and our families, among others, at risk.

Published
10 May 2019
From
Pride Source
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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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