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Avon and Somerset police branded ‘disgusting’ for HIV ‘misinformation’ over spit hoods

People living with HIV say Avon and Somerset police are “disgusting” for suggesting the immunodeficiency virus can be contracted through spitting. One HIV positive man, who has asked not to be named, claims the language used around the police’s announcement that its officers would be allowed to put ‘spit hoods’ over the heads of people who have been arrested only furthered “misconceptions and lies” about HIV.

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Bristol Post
European Medicines Agency will move to Amsterdam

In the end, after three rounds of voting, it came down to a proverbial coin flip between the Dutch capital and an Italian fashion hub. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), charged with evaluating human and animal medicinal products for the European Union, will relocate to Amsterdam after it was selected in a draw of lots between it and Milan.

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2 hours ago
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Science
Risk of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in people with HIV should be assessed together

People with HIV should have their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) assessed together, results from the D:A:D study published in PLOS Medicine

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5 hours ago
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Michael Carter
Achieving HIV Targets through Human Rights Instruments

This post presents an overview of the human rights political mechanisms and expert bodies available to activists at the Human Rights Council, as well as resources for how they can be utilized.

Published
20 November 2017
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MSMGF
China focuses on strengthening HIV prevention

Public health data from China suggest that gay men and other men who have sex with men are emerging as the group most affected by HIV. 

Published
20 November 2017
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UNAIDS
No end in sight for TB

South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.

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20 November 2017
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Health-e
UNAIDS announces nearly 21 million people living with HIV now on treatment

In the year 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy. By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines. Such a dramatic scale-up could not have happened without the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their rights, backed up by steady, strong leadership and financial commitment.

Published
20 November 2017
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UNAIDS press release
Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards

A police force has been accused of fear mongering and stigmatising sufferers of hepatitis C and HIV by playing up the risks of transmission of blood-borne viruses as a reason to introduce spit guards.

Published
20 November 2017
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The Guardian
Schistosomiasis increases risk of infection with HIV, especially for women and is also associated with a higher HIV viral load

Infection with schistosome parasitic worms has an important role in HIV transmission, especially for women, and may accelerate HIV disease progression, according to research published in PLOS Neglected

Published
20 November 2017
By
Michael Carter
A preoccupation with “patient zero” stimulated, but may also have stymied, early efforts to understand AIDS

In his book Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, Richard McKay retraces the fits and starts of early AIDS research and how the evocative concept of a “patient zero” both captured the imagination of the general public and fed into the media hype that fueled speculation about the disease.

Published
20 November 2017
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Science
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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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