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CDC faces leadership changes, potential spending cuts

The CDC has indicated it will reduce its foreign presence, and proposed budget cuts make some fear its core functions are threatened.

Published
23 February 2018
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
Why high rents and loneliness are driving chemsex in London

A new research paper says gay men in London are turning to chemsex to escape feelings of alienation. It argues that gentrification and the closure of many LGBTI venues have robbed many gay men of the venues where they used to find ‘connectivity’ with one another.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives

For infants born with HIV, a rapid introduction to necessary treatment is often the lifeline between whether a child will live or die. The recent introduction of a life-saving, point-of-care diagnostic technology in sub-Saharan Africa could become a global solution to preventing infant deaths from HIV.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Devex
Depression jeopardizes HIV care - Healio

Depression jeopardizes HIV careHealioFrequent depression increases the risk that patients with HIV will miss primary care appointments, experience treatment failure and die, according to study findings published today in JAMA.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Google Alerts HIV
Early HIV diagnosis in infants works in Africa, but the technology must spread to save lives

Though early infant point-of-care diagnostic has proven effective for the 191 sites and 9,500 infants tested using this new technology — with noticeable improvements in results provided to caregivers and the number of HIV-infected infants initiated on HIV treatment — widespread adoption remains low.

Published
23 February 2018
From
Devex
Beyond donor dollars for health care: how Uganda is thinking outside the box

What’s become increasingly clear is that there’s funding gap for the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment as well as service delivery. In our research we looked at how Uganda is attempting to plug this gap with a range of innovative approaches involving different donors and for different aspects of HIV treatment.

Published
23 February 2018
From
The Conversation
Status check: PrEP uptake & delivery in the US

How are public health and community health organizations creating demand and facilitating access to PrEP—and what more can be done? Kenneth Mayer, MD, medical research director and co-chair of The Fenway Institute, joined BETA to answer questions about the opportunities to expand PrEP access in the U.S.

Published
23 February 2018
From
BETA blog
Strong link found between gay-related stigma and HIV prevalence in Nigeria

New study reveals the extent of the relationship between gay-related stigma and HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria.  

Published
23 February 2018
From
AVERT
Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being

Published
22 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
My PrEP story: Patrick (part 1)

Sex is a human right. Your sexual health is as important as any other part of your health. PrEP is not only a fantastic weapon in the fight against HIV but also opens up a space to talk about the type of sex we’re having, the type of sex we want, and why as a society we should be mature enough to talk about it. So come to the LGBT Foundation and let’s talk PrEP!

Published
22 February 2018
From
Prepster
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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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