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Five things we did to help more people carry naloxone

Putting naloxone at the forefront of everything we do has saved lives.

Published
13 June 2019
From
Addaction / Medium
Dr Demetre Daskalakis: ‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten

During his tenure, New York City has succeeded in lowering H.I.V. transmission rates, rolling out PrEP and rebranding the city’s STD (for sexually transmitted disease) Clinics as Sexual Health Clinics.

Published
13 June 2019
From
New York Times
HIV epidemic in children in Pakistan raises concern

Experts suspect there is no single source but that the outbreak is the result of years of widespread practice of poor infection control. She said that, in many communities, patients often turn to small, under-regulated clinics which can provide quick and affordable medical care. Health workers there might reuse needles when giving injections and administering intravenous therapy. There are also unregulated blood banks, which could easily spread the virus.

Published
12 June 2019
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
Trump’s bid to wipe out AIDS will take more than a pill

Eradicating the virus will need to look less like a science experiment and more like a broad social welfare program.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Politico
Which HIV Prevention Methods Are Most Cost Effective in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Researchers conducted a systematic review of 60 studies in search of answers.

Published
11 June 2019
From
POZ
Here’s why you test positive for HIV if you’re undetectable

Why might people living with HIV get tested for HIV? Now that we know undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U), some people may have the misconception that if you’re undetectable, you will no longer test positive for HIV. They may think that if they test HIV-negative on an HIV test, they’ll be able to show this to their sex partners as a way to “prove” that they’re undetectable and untransmittable. Or, they may think it will be easier to tell partners they’re HIV-negative rather than undetectable and uninfectious.

Published
11 June 2019
From
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
More than half of HIV patients in Pakistan's Sindh province remain without treatment

More than half of the 751 people diagnosed with HIV in Pakistan's Sindh province remain without treatment, according to the WHO.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Times of India
WHO supports response to HIV outbreak in Sindh, Pakistan

An international team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived in Pakistan to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province, Pakistan, at the request of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination. The outbreak was first reported on 25 April 2019, and so far more than 600 HIV cases have been identified. The majority are among children and young people: more than half those affected are children under the age of 5.

Published
03 June 2019
From
World Health Organization
US: Nearly 1 in 5 People Living With HIV Have Suboptimal Geographic Access to HIV Care

Nearly 10% of people living with HIV have to travel more than an hour to access HIV care, and those living in rural counties have drive times more than double that of those in urban counties.

Published
03 June 2019
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Gay men in PROUD trial experienced high rates of intimate partner violence

Screening for intimate partner violence should form part of sexual health services to reach vulnerable gay men.

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03 June 2019
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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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