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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  • 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.

  • People and personal stories
    Prince Harry to attend AIDS conference as Princess Diana legacy lives on
    Daily Express | 11 July 2018

    PRINCE Harry is to attend the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam later this month in further evidence the young Royal is determined to continue the pioneering work of his late mother, Princess Diana – with a meeting with her friend Sir Elton John scheduled.

  • Cancer
    Lung Cancer Incidence in HIV Remains High Years After Smoking Cessation
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 11 July 2018

    The incidence of lung cancer remains increased 5 years after smoking cessation in people with HIV, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

  • PrEP
    Wider access to HIV prevention drugs still needed
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 11 July 2018

    Anti-HIV drugs are highly effective, yet new infections continue because not everyone has equal access to treatment. A new study co-authored by San Francisco State University identifies obstacles that keep people from being treated and suggests interventions.

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
    Dolutegravir: need to consider all pros and cons before switching in pregnancy
    HIV i-Base | 11 July 2018

    A young pregnant woman who switched from dolutegravir (DTG)-based ART, in response to the neural tube defect safety signal, experienced viral rebound on her new regimen. She needed to be switched back to DTG to achieve re-suppression and prevent vertical transmission.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Using hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys could reduce time on dialysis for transplant patients with HCV
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 10 July 2018

    Transplanting hepatitis C-infected dialysis patients with HCV-positive donor organs and then treating the infection later is more effective, cheaper and shortens organ wait time.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    State Prisons Fail To Offer Cure To 144000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C
    Kaiser Health News | 09 July 2018

    State prisons across the U.S. are failing to treat at least 144,000 inmates who have hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal liver disease, according to a recent survey and subsequent interviews of state corrections departments.

  • Finding support
    How support groups can boost your health and make chronic conditions easier to live with
    The Conversationation | 09 July 2018

    Promoting peer-based support from and for people living with chronic health conditions has the potential to improve outcomes, increase access and improve efficiency in health care.

  • Harm reduction
    Glasgow's major HIV outbreak amongst people who inject drugs shows no sign of slowing
    NAT | 09 July 2018

    In 2015, an HIV outbreak was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. Three years on the outbreak has still not been controlled, and over 100 PWIDs in Scotland have been diagnosed with HIV. There are a number of policy issues that are impacting upon efforts to control the outbreak. This includes the closure of one of the main needle exchange services in Glasgow and the UK Government currently preventing the opening of a Drug Consumption Room (DCR) in the city.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Dead of AIDS and Forgotten in Potter’s Field
    New York Times | 09 July 2018

    At the end of a clearing on Hart Island, an island off the Bronx where New York City buries its unclaimed dead, is a section where people who died of AIDS were buried during the height of the epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s.

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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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