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What's it like being in a HIV mixed diagnosis relationship?

'I spent a lot of time researching the condition and I learnt quite quickly that people with HIV live the same length of time as people without. The most important fact is that if your partner is on HIV medication, there's zero chance of being infected."

Published
15 November 2017
From
Metro
How Drug Users Would Solve the Opioid Crisis

Users say they want to end prohibition, seek reparations, and get invested in pain alternatives like weed. In Vancouver, that’s already happening.

Published
15 November 2017
From
Vice
Who is taking an HIV test in England and where?

The range of settings in which people test for HIV has expanded significantly in recent years in England, according to a new Public Health England

Published
15 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
HIV incidence is falling in English gay men, say Public Health England

While several recent reports have shown that new HIV diagnoses have been falling in UK gay men, what really matters is the actual number of new HIV

Published
15 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
A reduction in new HIV diagnoses is no reason to reduce effort

The drop in new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men must be seen as an indicator of the reductions that are possible, rather than meaning that the job is done or that a downwards trajectory in new diagnoses will continue in the future. Importantly, so far these reductions have only been seen in one population group.

Published
15 November 2017
From
The King's Fund
New Zealand AIDS Foundation welcomes PHARMAC’s milestone proposal to fund Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

In a proposal released today, PHARMAC has announced its intention to fund the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – meaning the medicine is one step closer to becoming available to those at highest risk of HIV in New Zealand.

Published
14 November 2017
From
New Zealand AIDS Foundation
HIV/AIDS in the US: the importance of local perspectives

Some recent studies have sought to demonstrate the importance of spatial location as a determinant of STI prevalence in its own right. However, the most striking outcome reported in a Philadelphia study are findings concerning the relationship of race and sex to the mode of HIV transmission.

Published
14 November 2017
From
BMJ Group blogs
£600,000 funding of 12 projects by PHE to help prevent HIV

Public Health England (PHE) has announced the projects which have been awarded funding from the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2017 to 2018. The projects have been chosen from across England to receive total funding of £600,000 from the Department of Health through PHE.

Published
14 November 2017
From
Public Health England
British Columbia just lost its last two excuses not to cover the pill that prevents HIV

Julio Montaner, the head of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, told a room full of doctors and activists Nov 6, 2017, that his centre has negotiated a deal with generic drug manufacturers that could deliver the treatment without swelling the budget. “The message is, we’re ready,” Montaner told Xtra following his announcement. “It’s time to do this.”

Published
13 November 2017
From
XTRA, Vancouver
Glasgow's heroin shooting gallery plans rejected by Lord Advocate

Plans to open a safe injecting facility for heroin addicts in Glasgow City Centre have suffered a serious setback after the Lord Advocate refused to give legal backing to the scheme. The project relied on prosecutors being willing to accept a 'tolerance zone' in the neighbourhood of the facility where the authorities would turn a blind eye to people on their way there in possession of drugs. However the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC said drug users would not be allowed to bring street drugs to the facility.

Published
13 November 2017
From
Evening Times

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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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