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Hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis cause greatest harm for drug users globally...
The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:41 UTC
PrEP now included on the WHO Essential Medicines List...
Key HIV drugs added to the list of medicines critical to public health, including tenofovir for HIV prevention, and dolutegravir.
By AVERT on 2017-06-22 16:24 UTC
Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer...
The excellent results are in from a two-year study from Europe concerning single-dose iridium therapy for prostate cancer. The post Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer appeared first on ExtremeTech.
By ceres on 2017-06-22 15:52 UTC
Getting children on HIV treatment – the failure of the Global Plan...
Ending paediatric AIDS is now within our reach thanks to the mass scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services. However, the treatment needs for children already living with HIV must to be urgently addressed.
By AVERT on 2017-06-21 11:36 UTC
Increase in ciguatera fish poisoning cases in Europe...
The substance ciguatoxin is only found in fish from tropical and subtropical seas. For some years now, cases of ciguatera have been reported with increasing frequency in Europe, in particular on the Spanish and Portuguese islands in the Atlantic but also
By ceres on 2017-06-16 17:05 UTC
African nations, private donors and high-income countries rally together to raise $US 13 billion for the Global Fund...
Nearly US$ 13 billion has been pledged to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to accelerate the response to end these diseases over the next three years.

By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:45 UTC
10% of children living with HIV don’t develop AIDS because immune system ignores HIV ...
The natural ability of some children's immune systems to hold off attacking HIV, thus stopping diseases progression, may provide clues for future treatment.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:41 UTC
One in three people with HIV start treatment late in low- and middle-income countries...
World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines call for all people newly diagnosed to start treatment straight away but worrying numbers of people in high-burden countries still test and present late to care.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:32 UTC
Pre-treatment drug resistance as high as 17% with no impact on viral load suppression...
Surprising research from Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) shows drug resistance does not impact test-and-treat roll-out in South Africa at least in the short term.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:53 UTC
Experimental PrEP drug injected once every two months to begin global trial...
Adherence challenges with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) could be overcome if experimental long-acting HIV drug is found to be effective and acceptable.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:52 UTC
HIV drug resistance: a new threat for low- and middle-income countries...
With 17 million people now accessing antiretroviral treatment worldwide, HIV drug resistance has the potential to unravel progress towards the Fast-Track target of ending AIDS by 2030.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:51 UTC
Interventions to keep people in HIV care more cost-effective than a ‘treat all’ approach...
Treatment scale-up has had major public health benefits. But where resources are scarce, interventions to keep people in care could be more cost-effective than moving to treat everybody living with HIV after diagnosis.
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:18 UTC
11 things to expect from an HIV home-test...
HIV home-testing kits are available in a growing number of countries. They offer you the convenience of taking an HIV test in your own time and in the privacy of your own home – but are they for everyone?
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:15 UTC
People living with HIV have increased risk of neurocognitive impairment when they grow older...
In the era of highly active antiretroviral treatment, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) still affect people living with HIV as they get older
By AVERT on 2017-06-14 11:08 UTC
Life expectancy for people with HIV is now near-normal – but only for those accessing treatment...
There has been a vast decline in mortality among people with HIV who get on antiretroviral treatment – but who are we leaving behind?
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:35 UTC
Five things everyone should know about HIV...
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:29 UTC
Treatment access masks wider barriers to 2020 targets...
Treatment access gains are to be applauded – but we will get nowhere if we don’t prevent more new infections and reach out to key affected populations.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:25 UTC
Holding our hands up for prevention...
As we mark the 29th World AIDS Day, Sarah Hand says that with enough commitment, political will and funding we have the tools to achieve UNAIDS ambitious fast track targets but only if we recognise the need for a new approach to HIV prevention.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:24 UTC
Ten pivotal moments in the HIV epidemic...
This World AIDS Day we've chosen ten pivotal events from the history of the HIV epidemic you should know about.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:23 UTC
Bats are global reservoir for deadly coronaviruses...
Finding could help researchers to better predict where these viruses are likely to make the jump from animals to people.
By aphrodite on 2017-06-13 03:20 UTC
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