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Harm reduction programmes: ‘too few, too vulnerable and too underfunded’...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/drug_addiction
People who inject drugs are increasingly left behind in the HIV response, with limited access to harm reduction services that secure their rights and their health.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:28 UTC
Adolescence a ‘dangerous time’ for young girls – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/Africa/
UNAIDS’ annual World AIDS Day report shows that young women transitioning into womanhood face complex challenges that are stalling progress in halting new HIV infections.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:27 UTC
Global ‘War on Drugs’ has failed and exacerbated the HIV epidemic, say global experts...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/drug_addiction
Drug policy based on prohibition hasn't worked. It's time to build on the success of partial-decriminalisation models with an emphasis on health and human rights, says new report.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:26 UTC
Treatment access masks wider barriers to 2020 targets...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
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
Seven things we can do to reduce the health impacts of drug use...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/drug_addiction
According to a recent report, 12 million people inject drugs globally, but they are often simply judged, looked down on, condemned or ignored. This has serious health and social consequences for them, their families and their communities not least in terms of their risk of acquiring or passing on
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:24 UTC
Holding our hands up for prevention...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
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...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
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
India reaches 1 million people on treatment...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/Asia/India/
The worlds second largest antiretroviral treatment programme is now reaching just under half of all those living with HIV in India, but challenges remain to achieve UNAIDS 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:22 UTC
Partner self-testing could be a vital tool to increase uptake of HIV testing among men in sub-Saharan Africa...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/Africa/
Near-universal uptake of HIV testing among men who were given self-tests by their partners in Kenya shows its feasibility as an intervention to reach hard-to-reach groups.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 14:21 UTC
Cryptococcal meningitis remains a leading killer of people living with HIV...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Africa/, /contrib/hiv
First update on cryptococcus in the era of antiretroviral treatment expansion reveals disproportionate burden in sub-Saharan Africa and a need for better treatment options.
By AVERT on 2017-06-13 13:56 UTC
Understanding the barriers to circumcision in southern and eastern Africa...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/Africa/
Despite a willingness of men to get circumcised for the HIV prevention benefits, uptake is low with just 56% of the 20.8 million circumcisions by 2016 target met.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:49 UTC
Hope for people living with multi-drug resistant HIV...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
Phase III trials of the intravenous drug ibalizumab have been found to significantly reduce viral load in people living with HIV who do not respond to existing treatment.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:48 UTC
Promising new device can detect viral load in under 30 minutes...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/Africa/
Viral load testing could become more accessible to millions of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa thanks to a new USB testing stick.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:47 UTC
Norway provides PrEP for free to all those at risk of HIV...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/norway
Provision of game-changing drug, Truvada, for pre-exposure prophylaxis in Norway provides stark contrast to UK NHS' lack of will to fund the drug.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:46 UTC
Treating fungal infections could prevent 1 million AIDS-related deaths by 2020...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
Over 300,000 AIDS-related deaths each year could be prevented through better diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections, according to new research from the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI).
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:39 UTC
HIV testing kit that gives instant results to launch in UK...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
New HIV test gives people instant results, in the comfort of their own home, enabling more people to access HIV testing when and where it is convenient for them.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:39 UTC
Only 11% of HIV-positive gay men in the USA screened for anal cancer...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/lgbtq
Gay men living with HIV are 37 times more likely to develop anal cancer than HIV-negative gay men, but a lack of guidelines means these men don’t get screened.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:38 UTC
Criminal case against 30 HIV-positive men dropped in the Czech Republic...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/czech_republic
HIV criminalisation case against HIV-positive men dropped, but the consequences could drive more people away from testing and treatment services.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:36 UTC
Capsule which delivers medicine for weeks after swallowing could revolutionise HIV treatment...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
A new pill technology has the potential to simplify HIV treatment and curb the rise of drug-resistant HIV.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:35 UTC
Early-stage HIV vaccine trial starts in South Africa...
New HIV vaccine trial builds on success of 2009 Thai trial that showed 31.2% effectiveness in preventing HIV.
By AVERT on 2017-06-12 15:34 UTC
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