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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.

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19 hours ago
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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. 

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19 hours ago
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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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19 hours ago
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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.

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19 hours ago
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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
19 hours ago
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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

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22 hours ago
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.

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23 hours ago
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Science
Stigma surrounding tuberculosis keeps patients from services, worsens health risks, but remains largely unmeasured, unaddressed

A special issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease shows, stigmatizing stereotypes, fears and realities associated with TB add to the misery of a disease requiring lengthy and debilitating treatment, lead health workers to make inappropriate and unnecessary referrals, interfere with contact tracing, deprive patients of community support, and discourage people at risk for disease — including health workers — from accessing services they need.

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23 hours ago
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Science Speaks
Harm Reduction Beyond Numbers

How cultural attitudes, the political environment, and donor expectations shape harm reduction – and how they can divert it from its original mission as a movement.

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23 hours ago
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Drug Reporter
Review identifies aspects of healthcare most valued by people with HIV

Researchers in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review on the aspects of healthcare valued by people with HIV. They identified seven areas of importance for patients: relationship with their healthcare provider; expertise of their healthcare provider; access to care; receipt of information and support; coordination between the services they receive; confidentiality; and participation in their care.

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19 November 2017
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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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