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From More PrEP to State-of-the-Art STI Clinics, Here Are 4 Strategies to Reduce HIV Worldwide

Here are 4 strategies noted by the European CDC to reduce HIV worldwide: Quick and easy HIV/STI testing centers, Solutions tailored to specific gay populations, Greater access to PrEP and ongoing medical monitoring, and Help from gay social apps.

Published
02 November 2017
From
Hornet
Programmes to prevent HIV/ hepatitis spread among PWID inadequate

Just over half (52%) of the countries with evidence of injecting drug use had needle syringe programs and medical treatment to encourage reductions in injecting – opioid substitution therapy – was available in less than half of all countries identified (48%).

Published
02 November 2017
From
Medical Brief
No data to support claim that HIV/AIDS has spiked due to fentanyl and heroin use

Democratic Sen. Edward J. Markey said that the Trump administration’s plan to use funds from HIV and AIDS programs to fight the opioid addiction crisis is unsound. Specifically, the Massachusetts senator said that increased opioid abuse has led to an increase in HIV and AIDS. We wanted to know if increased use of heroin and fentanyl have led to increased rates of HIV and AIDS. We found some truth to Markey’s claim but not enough national data to fully back it.

Published
01 November 2017
From
Politifact
European HIV Guidelines Make Special HPV Recommendations for Gay Men

Gay and bisexual men with HIV should get vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV) up until age 40, according to updated guidelines from the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), released this week at the 16th European AIDS Conference. And others with HIV should be vaccinated until age 26, the guidelines state.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Helping Women Understand Their True HIV Risk

To know a woman's real risk for HIV, you have to know more than her sexual behavior and history of sexually transmitted infections. You also have to know about her partner and the background HIV prevalence where she lives, an expert said at the 16th European AIDS Conference.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Hepatitis C testing linked to reduced opioid use among people who inject drugs

Getting tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV) was associated with reduced drug use, especially among those who tested positive, but even people who tested negative saw some

Published
25 October 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Why aren’t more trans people taking advantage of PrEP?

A new study being conducted at the LA LGBT Center is seeking to discover why more trans and non-binary people are not taking the medication.

Published
25 October 2017
From
Gay Star News
HCV infection is rising among HIV-positive gay men in San Diego

Hepatitis C incidence is increasing among gay and bisexual men living with HIV in San Diego, according to the largest analysis of its kind done in the

Published
24 October 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing positive for hepatitis C virus.

Published
23 October 2017
From
AASLD
US: Most women diagnosed with HIV not linked to care

More than half of women surveyed in the United States and its territories who tested positive for HIV in 2015 had received a diagnosis in the past; however, most were not linked to care, according to a recent MMWR.

Published
23 October 2017
From
Healio

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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