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  • Cardiovascular disease
    Methadone arrhythmia rate rising in US, ART may pose higher risk
    International AIDS Society | 15 July 2013

    Rates of cardiac arrhythmias associated with methadone rose in the United States from 1997 to 2011, according to analysis of the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). Taking methadone with antiretroviral therapy (ART) may pose a particular risk.

  • Treatment outcomes and life expectancy
    Acute HIV Symptoms Predict Disease Progression
    AIDSMeds | 15 July 2013

    Worse symptoms during the earliest stage of HIV infection raise the risk of disease progression; immediate antiretroviral treatment is advised.

  • HIV prevention policy
    “Tipping point” reached after rise in Philippines HIV/AIDS cases?
    IRIN Plus News | 15 July 2013

    Consistent increases in HIV infections in the Philippines cannot be reversed without appropriate interventions, say health experts, following the recent release of the country's highest monthly infection rate recorded thus far. Not enough prevention interventions reach men who have sex with men and injecting drug users.

  • Finance and funding
    Vietnam concerned over HIV donor funding cuts
    IRIN Plus News | 15 July 2013

    The Vietnamese government warns that multi-million dollar donor cutbacks could undermine progress in the country's HIV/AIDS services.

  • Treatment outcomes and life expectancy
    England: Deaths due to late HIV diagnosis still a problem
    CATIE | 15 July 2013

    Researchers at Public Health England have been analysing trends in deaths among HIV-positive people over the decade 1999 to 2008. During that time, deaths among HIV-positive people generally declined. However, even in recent years, the risk of death among HIV-positive people was still elevated compared to that among HIV-negative people of the same age or gender. Moreover being diagnosed late with HIV was linked to an 11-fold increased risk of death.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    UNAIDS urges countries to rapidly scale up access to antiretroviral medicines to maximize HIV treatment and prevention gains
    UNAIDS | 15 July 2013

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015––the goal set by United Nations Member States in 2011. The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, offers countries and partners both practical and innovative ways to increase the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines. These medicines will not only enable people living with HIV to live longer and healthier lives, they will also help prevent new HIV infections.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    HIV testing in Greece: repeating past mistakes
    The Lancet (editorial) | 15 July 2013

    The Greek Government has brought back into force a regulation on the transmission of infectious diseases that runs counter to all international guidelines on HIV testing and breaches human rights.

  • Young people
    UK focuses on preventing HIV among adolescents in southern Africa
    The Guardian | 12 July 2013

    Prisoners also targeted by £10.7m investment in researching how to stop spread of transmissions among vulnerable groups.

  • Prisoners
    South Carolina to stop separating HIV inmates from other prisoners
    CNN | 12 July 2013

    The South Carolina Department of Corrections said Wednesday it intends to stop housing its HIV-positive inmates in facilities separate from the rest of its prisoners, as it has done since 1998.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    'Sputnik' Orbits A Russian City, Finding And Healing Tuberculosis
    NPR | 12 July 2013

    The new Sputnik is a mobile clinic; teams of nurses orbit like satellites around the sprawling city of , finding and treating patients with drug-resistant TB. The program is a joint effort between Russia's Health Ministry and the American nonprofit .

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