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  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Migrants wrongly told to pay for NHS care upfront, minister admits
    The Guardian | 18 February 2019

    Hospitals have wrongly told some migrants needing urgent care to pay for it in advance even though they qualified for free treatment on the NHS, the government has admitted for the first time.

  • Activism
    Urgent: HIV Activists in Venezuela Need Our Immediate Help!
    GNP+ | 16 February 2019

    The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) expresses our grave concern over the health, safety and wellbeing of prominent HIV activists that are being targeted by the government of Venezuela in the midst of their devastating ongoing political, economic and humanitarian crisis.

  • Clinical trials
    Mind the Gap: The Burden of HIV Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups and Their Participation in Preventive HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials
    HIV Vaccine Trials Network | 16 February 2019

    An analysis conducted by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) observed an overall increase in the proportion of racial and ethnic minorities enrolled in Phase 1 and Phase 2A preventive HIV vaccine clinical trials in the United States between 2002 and 2016 compared to 1988 to 2002. The findings were published on December 5, 2018 in Public Health Reports.

  • Structural factors
    To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments
    The Conversation | 16 February 2019

    What we need most urgently today is a new generation of rigorously evaluated, cost-effective HIV interventions focused on the fundamental contextual factors for disease. These factors include access to adequate housing , access to quality health care and health insurance , access to child care , education, employment status, gender equality and income.

  • Ethnic and cultural minorities
    'Invisible epidemic': progress against HIV leaves young Latino men behind
    The Guardian | 16 February 2019

    As new diagnoses decrease in the country as a whole, the story is different for individual communities.

  • Organ transplants
    Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes
    UPI | 16 February 2019

    The new study will track the success of 80 liver transplants to HIV-positive people. Half of the livers will come from deceased HIV-positive donors and the other half will come from deceased HIV-negative donors.

  • Structural factors
    Eradicating HIV in Black Communities Requires Systemic Change
    Rewire.News | 16 February 2019

    If left unacknowledged, persistent racial and gender disparities in HIV transmission and treatment will continue to thwart any effort to curtail the pandemic.

  • Employment
    US: Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV
    Air Force Times | 16 February 2019

    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the Air Force to halt efforts to discharge service members who are HIV-positive. The ruling came in a case filed by two HIV-positive airmen who are suing to prevent their discharge under the military’s “deploy or get out” policy. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria issued the preliminary injunction Friday. She ruled that the Air Force's treatment of HIV-positive personnel is "irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modern science."

  • Harm reduction
    Safe consumption sites: Study identifies policy change strategies and challenges
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 15 February 2019

    A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five US communities. The results offer insights on one approach some localities are exploring to address the escalating drug overdose crisis in the US.

  • Young people
    Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex
    The Guardian | 15 February 2019

    UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

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