All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    How HIV Alters Cells May Facilitate Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C
    Poz | 22 March 2018

    A new study identifies key changes that HIV makes to Langerhans cells in the mucosal lining of the rectum.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    WHO issues recommendations on management of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis
    World Health Organization | 22 March 2018

    Within the context of an ongoing extensive review of evidence on treatment of drug-resistant (TB) taking place in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a Supplement to its current drug-resistant TB treatment guidelines, providing recommendations for the management of isoniazid-resistant TB. These will be incorporated into the Consolidated Guidelines for Treatment and Care of Drug-resistant TB envisaged by WHO later in 2018.

  • Contraception
    A clue for how to reduce HIV transmission when using hormonal contraceptives
    The Conversation US | 22 March 2018

    We also used mice to show that increases in tissue permeability and HIV transmission caused by Depo-Provera were eliminated in mice treated with Depo-Provera and Premarin, a vaginal estrogen cream prescribed to menopausal women. This implies contraceptives releasing progestin and estrogen have the potential to avoid the increases in HIV susceptibility caused by Depo-Provera alone.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    Improving Access to Patient Care & Time to Viral Suppression Using HIV Rapid Entry Programs
    Contagion Live | 22 March 2018

    The CDC has reported that 44% of individuals who are living with HIV are residing in the southern region of the United States; HIV diagnosis rates are higher in the South than they are for Americans overall.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Long forgotten, 1970s gay health clinics served as front line for AIDS crisis
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 22 March 2018

    A new book by a University of Kansas researcher of the history of sexuality and US social movements documents a how well-developed network of gay health clinics already existed in some US cities when the AIDS epidemic struck.

  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Study Suggests That Understanding Chronic Pain Can Help Patients Manage It Better
    The Body Pro | 22 March 2018

    Often, we think that medication or surgery is the only answer for chronic pain, but a new study out of the University of Alabama (not restricted to HIV-positive people) shows how some basic pain education or cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) techniques may help patients get a grip on pain, if not alleviate it entirely.

  • People and personal stories
    Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow New CDC Head
    Kaiser Health News | 22 March 2018

    The Trump administration announced that HIV expert Dr. Robert Redfield will lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ignoring complaints that his work on a high-profile vaccine research more than 20 years ago was flawed. “Either he was egregiously sloppy with data or it was fabricated,” said former Air Force Lt. Col. Craig Hendrix, a doctor who is now director of the division of clinical pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

  • PrEP
    Gay men seeking HIV-preventing PrEP drugs are being ‘turned away’ from sexual health clinics over trial capacity
    Pink News | 21 March 2018

    More than two dozen sexual health clinics in England are now turning away gay men who are seeking to take HIV-preventing drugs, PinkNews has found.

  • PrEP
    Reported PrEP 'Failure' Most Likely a Lack of Proper Testing and Adherence
    The Body PRO | 21 March 2018

    When is a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) failure actually a provider failure? And how do we tell the difference? This was a question that came up at CROI 2018 after a poster presentation titled "Seroconversion on PrEP: A Protocol for Untangling Adherence versus Resistance Failure" sparked conversations and debates about how you distinguish an example of tenofovir/emtricitabine (Truvada) failing to protect an individual from acquiring HIV, versus a provider whose negligence and failure to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol may have put his or her patient at grave risk.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Why this Nova Scotia boxer’s acquittal is big news for Canadian HIV criminalization
    Xtra | 21 March 2018

    The case affirms that people with a low viral load are at negligible risk for transmitting HIV.

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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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