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  • Ethnic and cultural minorities
    Australia: Targeting Asian gay men
    Positive Living | 11 June 2019

    Diagnoses among Asian-born gay men in Australia have risen over recent years — and many of these men are diagnosed at a late stage of infection. In response, a range of initiatives exist to help tackle the problem.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Trump’s bid to wipe out AIDS will take more than a pill
    Politico | 11 June 2019

    Eradicating the virus will need to look less like a science experiment and more like a broad social welfare program.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Which HIV Prevention Methods Are Most Cost Effective in Sub-Saharan Africa?
    POZ | 11 June 2019

    Researchers conducted a systematic review of 60 studies in search of answers.

  • Taking an HIV test
    Here’s why you test positive for HIV if you’re undetectable
    San Francisco AIDS Foundation | 11 June 2019

    Why might people living with HIV get tested for HIV? Now that we know undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U), some people may have the misconception that if you’re undetectable, you will no longer test positive for HIV. They may think that if they test HIV-negative on an HIV test, they’ll be able to show this to their sex partners as a way to “prove” that they’re undetectable and untransmittable. Or, they may think it will be easier to tell partners they’re HIV-negative rather than undetectable and uninfectious.

  • Human rights
    UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the High Court of Botswana to repeal laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBT people
    UNAIDS | 11 June 2019

    UNAIDS applauds the landmark decision of the High Court of Botswana to declare unconstitutional key provisions of Sections 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code. Those provisions criminalized certain private sexual acts and have led to discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Botswana.

  • Human rights
    Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa
    CNN | 11 June 2019

    Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements. The ruling comes just a month after Kenya's high court upheld its laws criminalizing homosexuality.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    More than half of HIV patients in Pakistan's Sindh province remain without treatment
    Times of India | 11 June 2019

    More than half of the 751 people diagnosed with HIV in Pakistan's Sindh province remain without treatment, according to the WHO.

  • The search for a cure
    Is It Safe to Alter the CCR5 Receptor? And How Will This Influence HIV Cure Studies?
    NEJM Journal Watch | 11 June 2019

    The HIV cure effort suffered a potential setback this week, as researchers reported an association between having two copies of the CCR5-∆32 mutation and shorter survival.

  • PrEP programmes and uptake
    My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA (part 2)
    Prepster | 11 June 2019

    When a friend stays over, I notice the flash glance in the morning as I dole out my PrEP meds, hormones and vitamins from my divider and down them with citrus juice. Silence doesn’t ‘always’ speak volumes but in this case it does.

  • TB diagnosis
    Xpert Ultra test for diagnosing TB now included in Cochrane Review
    EurekAlert | 11 June 2019

    The review author team found Xpert MTB/RIF to be sensitive and specific for diagnosing pulmonary TB and rifampicin resistance, consistent with findings reported previously. Compared with Xpert MTB/RIF, Xpert Ultra had higher sensitivity and lower specificity for TB detection and similar sensitivity and specificity for rifampicin resistance detection (one study).

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