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UNAIDS outlines progress on HIV, but decries funding cuts

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released its latest report on the status of the HIV epidemic and the global response ahead of the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV

Published
22 July 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
Promising HIV vaccine to be tested with gay men and trans people

A new phase III HIV vaccine trial will soon be underway for men who have sex with men and transgender people. The study, called Mosaico, will evaluate

Published
22 July 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
PrEP services could enhance STI control, says World Health Organization

The roll-out of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provides an opportunity to bring down the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), provided that PrEP and STI programmes are better

Published
22 July 2019
By
Roger Pebody
‘TAC protected the man who sexually harassed me’

One of South Africa's most influential civil society organisations and its leaders may have flouted justice to protect a close ally, according to the woman who dared to speak up about her sexual harassment.

Published
21 July 2019
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Health-e
Indonesia commits to piloting PrEP

Indonesia has decided to pilot pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in four cities with high levels of HIV prevalence.

Published
21 July 2019
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UNAIDS
C. trachomatis may raise risk for precancerous anal lesions in patients with HIV

Study findings showed that patients with HIV who are coinfected with HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis face a substantially increased risk for high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia, suggesting that C. trachomatis may enhance the oncogenic potential of HPV, researchers said.

Published
21 July 2019
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Healio
People With HIV Have Good Lung Cancer Surgery Outcomes

HIV-positive people who underwent surgery to remove early lung cancer fared as well as HIV-negative people.

Published
21 July 2019
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POZ
What to call someone who uses heroin?

First-ever study to ask people who use heroin what they want to be called finds 'people first' language often best, and language suggesting misuse or dependence generally worst

Published
21 July 2019
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EurekAlert
UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time

The pace of reducing new HIV infections is slowing and progress in accessing treatment is decreasing, putting UN targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030 in doubt.

Published
21 July 2019
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The Guardian
PrEP Education Campaigns Leave People Who Inject Drugs Behind

On July 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that found an “encouraging” increase in recent years in urban-living queer men’s awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But in some of the cities covered by the CDC’s report, many people who inject drugs are wholly unaware of the “miracle drug,” as HIV activists have dubbed it.

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21 July 2019
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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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