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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
HIV can be eliminated among gay men in UK, say experts...
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The number of men testing positive for HIV fell dramatically in England last year, revealing the remarkable impact of targeted interventions for men who have sex with men.
By AVERT on 2017-06-23 12:51 UTC
PrEP now included on the WHO Essential Medicines List...
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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
Getting children on HIV treatment – the failure of the Global Plan...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
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
Sweden reaches 90-90-90 Fast Track targets...
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Sweden has become the first country to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Fast Track targets, according to research published in HIV Medicine and reported in NAM Aidsmap today.

By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:47 UTC
Kenya to scale-up access to PrEP for adolescent girls and young women...
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Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key affected populations in Kenya

By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:46 UTC
African nations, private donors and high-income countries rally together to raise $US 13 billion for the Global Fund...
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Nearly US$ 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
Europe grants marketing approval of Truvada for use as PrEP...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/Europe/
European Commission has given pharmaceutical company, Gilead, the green light to market Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across the region

By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:44 UTC
Prisoners in Zambia need better access to HIV services...
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Zambian officials promote absitinence in prisons, turning a blind eye to the HIV prevention needs of men who have sex with men
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:43 UTC
The Philippine drug war: A crisis of human rights and HIV...
3,000 people have been killed in drug-related crackdowns. This hard-line stance threatens to derail the HIV response in the country, as harm reduction services face mounting pressure to close.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:42 UTC
10% of children living with HIV don’t develop AIDS because immune system ignores HIV ...
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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
Kenya leads the way in child-friendly TB treatment...
Kenya becomes first country in the world to introduce child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicine. It is hoped that the roll-out of this medication will drastically reduce the number of child TB deaths in the country.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:40 UTC
New cervical screening method could save women’s lives in low-income countries...
Study in South Africa and BurkinaFaso shows that simple HPV screening could help save lives in places with limited health infrastructure.
By AVERT on 2017-06-16 15:40 UTC
One in three people with HIV start treatment late in low- and middle-income countries...
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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
Needs of gay men and sex workers ignored in new Ugandan HIV plan...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/uganda
Worlds first presidential Fast-Track initiative puts Uganda back in driving seat of HIV response, but a lack of recognition of rights of at-risk groups will continue to hamper their efforts.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 16:10 UTC
Zimbabwe: Improved treatment coverage cuts TB rates...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/tuberculosis
Expanding access to treatment for people living with HIV is shown to decrease tuberculosis (TB) incidence – but it is not the silver bullet.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 14:10 UTC
Global Tuberculosis Report 2016: An ‘uphill battle’ in the fight against TB...
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Progress in halting TB – the world’s leading infectious disease killer – is plagued by a lack of political will and inequalities in healthcare access

By AVERT on 2017-06-15 14:09 UTC
Poverty holds back progress in prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Nigeria...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/nigeria
Women like Mrs. Chinwe face cycles of stigma and poverty that severley limit their access to HIV serivces, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission services.

By AVERT on 2017-06-15 14:09 UTC
People who inject drugs in the USA – a slow decline in new HIV infections amid worrying emerging trends...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/drug_addiction
Injecting drug use accounted for 9% of all new HIV infections in the USA in 2014 – but new demographic trends among people who inject drugs present new challenges for the HIV response.

By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:56 UTC
Am I Not the Healthy One?...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/womens_health
To mark International Womens Day, we hear from Justine, a young mother living with HIV in Cameroon who has taken her diagnosis in her stride.
By AVERT on 2017-06-15 13:54 UTC
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