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Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfection

Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfectionHealioThe incidence of lymphoma — Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin — was up to 15 times higher among patients with HIV monoinfection and HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection compared with the general population, according to findings presented at the International Liver Congress.

Published
16 April 2018
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Healio
Zambia, South Africa prevention study finds those with herpes virus facing six times HIV risk

Communities’ HIV prevalence could be predicted “almost exactly” from prevalence of herpes virus, researchers find.

Published
14 April 2018
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Science Speaks
Researchers ID four types of nonbiomedical PrEP failure

Serota and colleagues describe 14 men who became infected with HIV in their EleMENt study of 300 young BMSM in Atlanta, despite being offered PrEP, along with services to ease access to PrEP uptake. They rightly point out that, in addition to the rare biomedical PrEP failures that receive so much attention at scientific meetings, we should focus our attention on the other “typologies” of PrEP failure that occur once PrEP is offered: low PrEP adherence, PrEP discontinuation, PrEP contemplation without initiation and PrEP refusal.

Published
14 April 2018
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Healio
UN agency chief under pressure to quit over handling of sexual assault inquiry

The director of UNAids, Michel Sidibé, is facing calls to resign over his handling of a recent sexual assault investigation. Three South African civil society groups have called for an independent inquiry into the agency’s leadership, while the Aids Healthcare Foundation has written to António Guterres, the UN’s secretary general, calling for Sidibé to stand down.

Published
14 April 2018
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The Guardian
The UN’s Internal Struggle with Drug Policy

Drug policy at UN level is complicated. The division between health and human rights-oriented entities and the entities dealing with drugs is obvious. Without fundamental changes to this system, expectations that change might come from the UN will remain low.

Published
13 April 2018
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Volte Face
World Health Organization Debunks Reports of New HIV Strain

Respected world agencies are downplaying initial reports of a new strain of HIV found in the Philippines. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have both released statements that soundly reject recent initial media reports that warned their readers of a new, untreatable strain of HIV that has been identified in certain areas.

Published
13 April 2018
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HIV Plus
Eight weeks of treatment with Epclusa cured almost all people with HCV receiving opioid substitution therapy

An eight-week course of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (Epclusa) cured almost all people with hepatitis C genotype 3 without cirrhosis receiving treatment alongside opioid substitution therapy through community pharmacies or prisons

Published
13 April 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Why Don’t Blacks With HIV Fare as Well as Whites on Treatment?

According to a recent study, such a disparity persists even when access to care for the virus is equal.

Published
13 April 2018
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Poz
India could shift from efavirenz to dolutegravir for HIV treatment – at no extra cost, new research suggests

Researchers recommend dolutegravir (DTG)‐based antiretrovirals should become the first option for HIV treatment in India, following a study into DTG’s cost-effectiveness.

Published
13 April 2018
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Linkage to care specialist facilitates access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs

A longitudinal study involving more than 1,000 individuals reports promising role for linkage to care specialists in expanding access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs. Almost 50% of patients referred to a medical practitioner made it to their first appointment and that 60% of those seen were initiated on treatment.

Published
13 April 2018
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Eurekalert Inf Dis

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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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