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Inside Namibia's HIV success story

Facing one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, Namibia has become the first country in Africa to have more than three-quarters of its HIV-affected population virally suppressed — and insiders are crediting political commitment, good data, and community-centered HIV programs for the remarkable achievement.

Published
15 August 2018
From
Devex
HIV and chronic HCV co-infection prevalence in England highest among MSM

Men who have sex with men (MSM) make up the majority of people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have co-infection with HIV, according to data

Published
15 August 2018
By
Michael Carter
Intervention for young transgender women to reduce risk of HIV

Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received standard preventive care with testing for HIV/sexually transmitted infections and counseling in a randomized clinical trial.

Published
14 August 2018
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Will the Genetic Analysis–Based HIV Surveillance Safeguard Privacy?

The CDC is beginning to use molecular surveillance of HIV to identify transmission clusters, which has some privacy advocates concerned.

Published
14 August 2018
From
Poz
Treatment with modern antiretrovirals doesn't increase the risk of hypertension

There is no strong evidence that treatment with antiretrovirals significantly increases the risk of hypertension, investigators from the D:A:D study report in HIV Medicine. After taking into

Published
14 August 2018
By
Michael Carter
When we find a cure, price it like Netflix to ensure access

An essential lesson from the successful fight against AIDS is that early access to effective treatment can avoid long-term costs. For hepatitis C treatment, Louisiana may have found a solution. The Department of Health is working on a new strategy to expand access—one that involves a licensing deal. The state would agree to pay a drug company for medication for several years in exchange for unlimited access to treatment.

Published
13 August 2018
From
The Hill
Declining HIV numbers bolstered by new prevention drug but more data needed

Changes to HIV medications are on the horizon just a few months after New Zealand became one of the first countries to publicly fund a "revolutionary" prevention drug. National regulator Pharmac has begun a three-week tender process for a selection of antiretroviral treatments (ARTs) to be provided to hospitals and community pharmacies around the country.

Published
13 August 2018
From
Stuff.nz
New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

Published
13 August 2018
From
WLS-TV Chicago
Improving the Care of Aging Adults Living With HIV

"Ageism perpetuates the invisibility of older adults, which renders current medical and social service systems unprepared to respond to the needs of people aging with HIV infection," said Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, director for research and evaluation at ACRIA, a nonprofit and community-based AIDS service organization based in New York City.

Published
13 August 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
South Africa strikes deal on new TB drug as WHO revisits guidance

The World Health Organization could soon start promoting a new tuberculosis drug that is now more affordable after South Africa brokered a deal with a pharmaceutical company to slash the price by half.

Published
13 August 2018
From
Devex

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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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