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  • Migrants, refugees and displaced people
    Home Office scraps scheme that used NHS data to track migrants
    The Guardian | 12 November 2018

    The Home Office has abandoned a controversial “hostile environment” scheme using NHS data to track down patients believed to be breaching immigration rules. In the face of a legal challenge brought by the Migrants’ Rights Network, a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Health, NHS Digital and the Home Office is being scrapped.

  • Cardiovascular disease
    New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines
    Reuters | 11 November 2018

    Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • PrEP science
    Trying to prevent and diagnose HIV at the same time – a Catch-22?
    Daily Maverick | 11 November 2018

    The doctors were puzzled by the fact that it wasn’t quite HIV. If it became HIV they could treat it. If it didn’t become HIV and went away they could discharge him. But this just being short of HIV all the time confused them.

  • Infant feeding
    Why U=U does not cover breastfeeding
    HIV i-Base | 11 November 2018

    Cases of HIV transmission have already been reported when mothers are on ART with undetectable viral load, notably in the PROMISE trial. Latest results presented at AIDS 2018 reported that 2/8 cases when transmission occurred form breastfeeding were in women whose most recent viral load was <40 copies/mL.

  • HIV in the arts and media
    Bohemian Rhapsody: Should pop culture figures bear the burden of identity politics?
    Varsity | 10 November 2018

    Rachel Weatherley argues that the omission of the AIDS crisis turns the new Queen biopic into a work of fiction

  • HIV treatment for children and young people
    In Utero HIV Infection Sharply Increases Cytomegalovirus Risk for Newborns
    MD Magazine | 09 November 2018

    Nearly 1 in 4 infants who acquire HIV infection in the womb will also contract congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to new research.

  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    Fake news, real consequences: What happens after headlines about false HIV 'cures'
    Bhekisisa | 09 November 2018

    A company touted a fake "potential HIV cure". Now, it admits its "trial" wasn't registered & it can't explain the poor treatment Ugandan patients got.

  • PEP
    HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Often Prescribed for Anxiety, not Need
    MD Magazine | 09 November 2018

    A retrospective review of HIV-1 post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) finds it is often prescribed in response to patients' emotional stress rather than according to treatment guidelines.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 
    AVERT | 08 November 2018

    People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

  • Harm reduction
    Safe injecting sites: the right fix?
    Drink & Drug News | 08 November 2018

    Safe injecting sites aren’t an exciting panacea to all drug users’ problems. They are in fact a luxury in an age of austerity and all the virtue signalling and group-think in the world won’t change that.

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