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Thailand first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV...
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Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, meaning the rate of transmission has fallen below 2%.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:19 UTC
US funding for key populations ‘small win’ from controversial UN meeting...
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The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has created an investment fund of US $100 million earmarked for key populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers, people who use drugs, prisoners and transgender people.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:18 UTC
MTV Shuga viewers twice as likely to test for HIV...
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People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:18 UTC
25 million transgender people find it difficult accessing healthcare...
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25 million transgender people experience difficulties in accessing services that can help them feel supported and keep them both physically and mentally healthy, according to a landmark Lancet series on transgender health.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:17 UTC
Only one in six people who are dependent on drugs on treatment...
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Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:16 UTC
Feasible to prescribe ART to emergency department patients with suspected acute HIV infection...
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Pilot study demonstrates that delivering antiretroviral treatment to individuals presenting to emergency departments with suspected acute HIV infection is highly feasible,
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:16 UTC
Australia has beaten AIDS but HIV continues to spread...
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The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations this week declared that AIDS is no longer a public health issue in Australia. In contrast HIV remains a high concern, with no decline in the number of new HIV transmissions for the past decade.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
UNAIDS calls for urgent action to close ‘prevention gap’...
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UNAIDS has raised the alarm on new HIV infections among adults and the need to step up prevention efforts with 1.9 million adults becoming infected with HIV globally each year since 2010.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
AIDS 2016 hot topic: Reaching the 90-90-90 targets...
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The 90-90-90 Fast-Track targets is a hot-topic at this weeks 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa (AIDS 2016). Progress towards the targets, which call for 90% of people living with HIV to know their status, 90% on HIV treatment, and 90% virally suppressed, is acheivable but
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:15 UTC
AIDS 2016: The call to end AIDS in children by 2020...
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A bold new framework, part of the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free initiative, was launched at AIDS 2016 with the aim of ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 16:14 UTC
HIV wonder drug dolutegravir to be rolled-out in Kenya...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/Africa/Kenya/, /contrib/hiv
UNITAID partners to bring newer and more effective HIV treatment options to countries where they are needed most.
By AVERT on 2017-06-28 14:03 UTC
AIDS 2016: Starting treatment on the day of HIV diagnosis improves retention and viral suppression, Haiti study shows...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/health/
Interventions to improve linkage to care and retention in treatment which speed up the start of treatment or provide intensive support to people before starting treatment produce better retention in care than standard practices, researchers reported at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 16:00 UTC
Hepatitis C among drug users in Europe is high but there is cause for optimism...
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Prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) among people who inject drugs in Europe is very high – in excess of 50% across six countries in the region and an estimated 84% in Portugal. But a new report released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) for World Hepatitis Day
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:59 UTC
NHS can provide PrEP – but only if it chooses to...
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The UK High Court has today ruled that the National Health Service (NHS) England can legally provide the game-changing HIV prevention drug, Truvada, as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV negative people most at risk of HIV – but only if it chooses to.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:58 UTC
Reflecting on AIDS 2016 – the return to Durban...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/aids
Much was made of the return of the International AIDS Conference to Durban and the phenomenal progress made in the 16 years since it was last held there – and rightly so. At AIDS 2000, South Africa was in a state of denial, and much of the continent was gripped by a shocking loss of life from a
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:56 UTC
International Youth Day: a message from Lesotho...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv
Meaningful inclusion of young people is key to effective HIV programming, says Lehlohonolo Mohasoa. And young people are our greatest hope in ending AIDS.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:55 UTC
WHO to convene expert review on hormonal contraceptives...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/sexual_health
Heightened concerns regarding the link between the hormonal contraceptive, Depo-Provera, and the risk of HIV acquisition in women after new systematic review released.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:54 UTC
World’s largest drug consumption facility opens in Denmark...
The worlds largest drug consumption facility has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, giving people who use drugs a safe place to use illicit substances in a way that will limit harm to themselves, and to those around them.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:53 UTC
Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/hiv, /contrib/sexual_health
An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa heard last month.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:52 UTC
Income generation project boosts condom use among Burundian sex workers...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/burundi, /contrib/sex_work
Sex workers in Burundi have more negotiating power to demand safer sex, thanks to efforts to help them find new ways of earning an income.
By AVERT on 2017-06-27 15:50 UTC

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