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  • HIV testing programmes
    HIV spread in England 'can be halted within generation'
    BBC News | 24 April 2013

    The spread of HIV in England can be stopped within a generation, according to a new prevention campaign launched by the Department of Health.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    Bristol-Myers oral hepatitis C regimen looks competitive -study
    Reuters | 24 April 2013

    The combination therapy, which involves three direct acting antiviral drugs that each attack different targets needed for replication of the hepatitis virus, achieved cure rates as high as 94 percent when given for either 12 weeks or 24 weeks, according to results of the small study.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    New Phone App to Facilitate HIV Screening, Counseling, and Linkage to Care
    Yahoo! News | 23 April 2013

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), and DKBmed, LLC, has announced the creation of an application (app) that brings essential features of the SCALE HIV™ program to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The app can be found at www.dkbmed.com/scale.

  • HIV treatment for children and young people
    Anti-HIV therapy appears to protect children's hearts, NIH network study shows
    National Institutes of Health (press release) | 23 April 2013

    For children who have had HIV-1 infection since birth, the combination drug therapies now used to treat HIV appear to protect against the heart damage seen before combination therapies were available, according to researchers.

  • Side-effects
    Scientists explore mystery of a psychedelic HIV/AIDS drug
    Los Angeles Times | 23 April 2013

    For those taking antiretroviral medications for HIV/AIDS, there is one drug in the mix that can put a particular kick in the cocktail: the drug efavirenz, marketed under the commercial names Sustiva and Stocrin, appears to have an "LSD-like interaction" with the receptors in the brain that govern the activity of serotonin, says a study presented in Boston today.

  • Sex workers
    U.S. justices conflicted over AIDS funding case
    Reuters | 23 April 2013

    Supreme Court justices appeared divided on Monday as they considered a challenge to a law requiring non-profit organizations to adopt an anti-prostitution policy in order to obtain federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs abroad.

  • Behaviour change interventions
    South African Viewers Hooked on AIDS-themed Show
    Voice of America | 23 April 2013

    Gavshon says, like many popular TV shows, Intersexions hooks millions of people each week with its recipe of love, sex and secrets. But its narrative is different: Instead a set cast of characters, it follows the progression of the evil virus through society.

  • The search for a cure
    University of Minnesota doctors try to cure boy of HIV, cancer in risky operation
    Minneapolis Star Tribune | 23 April 2013

    For a child, the brown-eyed boy has had more than his share of misfortune. He was born with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Then several months ago he developed a rare form of leukemia. Doctors at the University of Minnesota are now planning to try an extraordinary procedure that they believe may cure him of both illnesses.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Zambia's Anti-Gay Obsession is Worsening its HIV Epidemic
    The Atlantic | 22 April 2013

    One of Zambia's leading human rights activists was arrested on April 7 after appearing on live television. Paul Kasonkomona's plight illustrates the deeply religious and conservative nation's obsessive anti-gay animus -- which is complicating its fight against HIV/AIDS.

  • Infant feeding
    Strong impact of weaning on HIV levels in breastmilk: Lusaka study
    International AIDS Society | 22 April 2013

    HIV RNA and DNA levels in breast milk rose more than 10-fold in response to changes in frequency of infant feeding around the time of weaning, according to results of a 958-woman trial in Lusaka, Zambia. The findings have implications for breastfeeding advice and for maternal antiretroviral therapy (ART) over the full duration of breastfeeding.

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