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  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Physicians Should Look Out for Neurosyphilis in Gay Men With HIV
    Poz | 13 July 2018

    This is according to a new paper detailing a case study of a man whose long-term syphilis infection affected his brain.

  • Ageing and HIV
    The Newest “Ism” to Challenge Is Ageism
    Poz | 13 July 2018

    Sexism and racism are widely recognized and tackled, but ageism often goes unchecked.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Fear of contagion clouds our thinking about the transmission of HIV
    Irish Times | 12 July 2018

    There is no legal obligation on a person with HIV to disclose their status, nor is there a law that provides a specific penalty for knowingly transmitting the disease. For the second time this year, this legal situation is being tested in the courts. This raises serious questions about our understanding both of HIV the disease and of personal responsibility with regard to health. Is the contraction of HIV, now a treatable long-term condition, “serious harm”? Who is at fault for contracting a disease? What does fault mean? These are very difficult questions and have vexed societies for as long as contagious diseases have circulated them.

  • People and personal stories
    Anthony Fauci, MD: Working to End HIV/AIDS
    JAMA | 12 July 2018

    Just weeks before the 22nd International AIDS Conference, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health spoke with JAMA about how far we’ve come in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS—and how much farther we need to go to reach his ultimate goal of eliminating the disease.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 12 July 2018

    Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that if a hepatitis C vaccine were successfully developed, it would dramatically reduce transmission of hepatitis C among drug users -- even though it's unlikely such a vaccine would provide complete immunity.

  • PrEP
    PrEP pill to prevent HIV remains little known in France
    FRANCE 24 | 12 July 2018

    The AIDS Association of France has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of PrEP, an antiviral drug that protects against HIV. Although little known in France, the medication has proven effective in countries like the US and UK.

  • Finance and funding
    Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families
    Poz | 11 July 2018

    “We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

  • PrEP
    Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Transmission
    MD Magazine | 11 July 2018

    A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. In a computer model where 35% of gay men in the Atlanta community were taking either injectable or oral PrEP, injectable PrEP reduced HIV infections by 44% and oral PrEP by 33%.

  • UK health services
    Emerging sex disease Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) 'could become next superbug'
    BBC | 11 July 2018

    A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile.

  • Harm reduction
    Failure to provide naloxone at the point of release for most prisoners is putting lives at risk
    Drink & Drug News | 11 July 2018

    Those leaving prison having had an opiate problem are seriously at risk of having a life-threatening overdose or dying as a result of one. Both Public Health England (PHE) and the government have been clear in their recommendation that all local areas need to have appropriate naloxone provision in place. However, prisons have so far failed to implement provision at the point of release across much of the estate, and this is putting lives at risk.

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