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Global ministerial conference ends with adoption of the Moscow Declaration to End TB

A global ministerial conference held in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 16 and 17 November that united more than 1000 participants, including 75 ministers and 114 country delegations, concluded with the adoption of the Moscow Declaration to End TB.

Published
24 November 2017
From
UNAIDS
Who is Peter Sands?

Peter Sands, the new Executive Director to lead the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is an economist and banker. He was CEO of Standard Chartered, an international bank headquartered in London, from 2006 to 2015. But Sands is rather more interesting than his employment history suggests.

Published
24 November 2017
From
The Lancet
Four big insights into HIV/AIDS that provide hope of finding a vaccine

African researchers have been performing cutting-edge research to contribute to addressing the HIV epidemic. The sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence has been at the forefront of this research and has provided some important insights into how the virus spreads as well as the immune mechanisms that enable some people to control the virus without antiretroviral drugs.

Published
24 November 2017
From
The Conversation
Life on London's first Aids ward

Opened in 1987 by Diana, Princess of Wales, the Broderip, at the Middlesex Hospital, was the first Aids ward in London. In a time before antiretroviral medications, it was populated by patients, often young men, facing a life cut brutally - and painfully - short. Photographer Gideon Mendel overrode the contemporary stigma surrounding HIV to take tender portraits of partners, friends and family comforting their loved ones.

Published
24 November 2017
From
BBC
Undetectable viral load at time of immunisation enhances yellow fever vaccine protection for people with HIV

Viral suppression at the time of immunisation is the most important determinant of long-term response to yellow fever vaccination among people with HIV, Swiss investigators report in Clinical Infectious

Published
24 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
Amber Rudd takes HIV test to reduce stigma

The home secretary and a host of cross-party MPs have been tested for HIV - to encourage others to do the same. Amber Rudd took the blood test with Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Labour's Liz Kendall to to promote National HIV Testing Week.

Published
23 November 2017
From
BBC News
Role of the Microbiome on HIV Infection, Prevention, and Treatment

The understanding of the human microbiome continues to grow rapidly. Innumerable projects have been launched worldwide to understand the role that the microbiome plays and its impact on human health. However, information on the role of the microbiome on HIV infection, prevention, and treatment is still limited. Interview with Nichole Klatt, PhD, associate professor in the department of pharmaceutics at University of Washington in Seattle.

Published
23 November 2017
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
To better target HIV prevention, identify people whose social contacts have high viral loads

Rather than relying on assessment of an individual’s sexual behaviour or of ‘community viral load’, targeting of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other prevention interventions could in part

Published
23 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Guerrilla public health

Saying no doesn't always work, and many people who use illegal drugs just want non-judgemental help and advice. From safe-use graphic guides, to safe places to exchange needles, this is a potted (and sometimes controversial) history of drug harm reduction in the UK from the 1980s on.

Published
22 November 2017
From
Wellcome Collection
Putin, An Unlikely Ally, Supports The Global Effort To Stop Tuberculosis

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke publicly about the need to rally resources and attention in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s top infectious killer, in a move public health officials consider a signal that Russia is taking a larger role in the global health sphere.

Published
22 November 2017
From
Huffington Post
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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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