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Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

Increasingly, public health and other medical providers -- health insurers, pharmacists, etc. -- either have data systems that speak to each other or have access across different institutions. The revolution in data collection has given public health a new set of tools to address HIV and other infectious diseases, but questions about how these data are used and whether they have the potential to cause harm will likely lead to burgeoning debate.

Published
15 June 2018
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The Body Pro
The Whitewashed History of HIV: A Black Teen Died of AIDS in 1969

The story of Robert Rayford symbolizes how the story of HIV has been told through a white lens — for nearly 50 years.

Published
15 June 2018
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The Advocate
‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners

A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration.

Published
15 June 2018
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AVERT
'Emotional closeness’ key to successful HIV treatment support

The type of relationship someone living with HIV has with both their social network and a nominated ‘treatment partner’ is likely to influence whether they are virally suppressed, research from Botswana suggests.

Published
15 June 2018
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AVERT
David Cooper: Champion of the people

In March, Australia and the world lost one of the leading figures in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Christopher Kelly pays tribute to Professor David Cooper.

Published
15 June 2018
From
Positive Living
Q&A: PEPFAR architect Anthony Fauci on the initiative's transformational impact

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, was one of PEPFAR’s key architects. On the 15th anniversary of PEPFAR’s creation, Fauci spoke to Devex about the initiative’s inception, its impact on U.S. global health efforts, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Published
13 June 2018
From
Devex
How to Deal With Conflicts About Ex-Lovers, HIV, Trump and More

A provocative interview with author Sarah Schulman also reveals the most pressing issues facing gay people and the HIV community.

Published
13 June 2018
From
Poz
British Columbia's HIV non-disclosure rules are falling behind

Advocates for people living with HIV say they are disappointed and frustrated by new guidelines from the BC Prosecution Service on how to handle HIV non-disclosure cases.

Published
12 June 2018
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Daily Xtra
‘Last week I tested positive for HIV. My world imploded.’

A gay man’s decision to announce his HIV diagnosis on Twitter has prompted an outpouring of support. Henry says he would have taken PrEP were it available: ‘I would have, and had asked my sexual health clinic about getting on the PrEP trials last year but there weren’t enough spaces.’

Published
12 June 2018
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Gay Star News
Aids research pioneer makes his concert debut as composer

Dr Joseph Sonnabend was among the first to identify the Aids syndrome in New York in the early 1980s and one of the foremost campaigners for the needs of his patients. He founded several of the major Aids organisations. Now his lesser known side is being brought to the fore. In the heat of the Aids battle, Dr Sonnabend was a prolific composer.

Published
12 June 2018
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