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14 SEPTEMBER 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 37

Media Coverage

  • PrEP’s price tag can’t account for all of the men who aren’t on it: A lack of awareness, especially among younger men, seems to be a major obstacle in stopping new HIV infections.

    September 14, 2018
    Daily Beast
  • ooking to combat South Florida’s rising HIV infection rates, Miami Beach and the University of Miami are launching a new HIV mobile prevention clinic to visit the island city twice a week.

    September 14, 2018
    Sun Sentinel
  • With Section 377 out and implementation of the HIV and AIDS Prevention Act, patients rights groups working on AIDS prevention this new act should become a foundation for the health ministry to speed up its advocacy efforts among vulnerable groups like the male who have sex with male (MSM) community.

    September 14, 2018
    Economic Times
  • Advocacy organizations for dozens of conditions, medical professionals and students, and people living with cancer, HIV, Alzheimers and other diseases gathered this week in Washington, DC, to ask legislators to make funding for medical research a national priority.

    September 14, 2018
    POZ
  • The four-symptom screen for active tuberculosis (TB) that is recommended for all people living with HIV in lower-income settings is less likely to detect active TB in people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and may be improved by the additional use of a chest x-ray, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    September 14, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Ugandan celebrity Moses Supercharger was so ill due to HIV, his family was convinced he would die. He was put on a pickup truck that was travelling to his home village for burial. How he survived and continued singing.

    September 14, 2018
    BBC
  • Based on 96-week data from the DRIVE-FORWARD study, which was presented at the recent 22nd International AIDS Conference, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new antiretroviral medications ahead of schedule. Both drugs contain a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), doravirine (Pifeltro).

    September 14, 2018
    The BodyPro
  • In observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18, amfAR spoke with Mr. Taylor about the constellation of issues that affect older Americans living with HIV.

    September 13, 2018
    The Body
  • Partnerships with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have saved 27 million lives since 2002, according to the fund’s Results Report 2018, which spells out progress and new threats.

    September 13, 2018
    POZ
  • Nearly two in every 10 people living with HIV in Uganda are resistant to antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs, according to findings in a study report that Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) released yesterday.

    September 13, 2018
    Daily Monitor
  • An HIV positive mother from the Eastern Cape is adamant about giving hope to those who are 'negative about being positive'.

    September 12, 2018
    Health24
  • At this year's annual US Conference on AIDS (USCA), held Sept. 6-9 in Orlando, Florida, the official theme was "Fight Back, Fight HIV," a nod to the activist history of the HIV movement and the need for advocacy and political will to make progress against the epidemic in the United States and the world.

    September 12, 2018
    BodyPRO
  • Northern Ireland’s former health minister Jim Wells has come under fire for attacking the provision of HIV-preventing drug treatments.

    September 12, 2018
    Pink News
  • The major reservoir of HIV that persists despite ART is contained in long-lived memory CD4 T cells. Whether other cell types, particularly macrophages, can harbor a reservoir of replication-competent HIV -- and thus contribute to viral load rebound if ART is interrupted -- remains uncertain, and a matter of some controversy among scientists.

    September 12, 2018
    The BodyPro
  • Because the military has considered anyone with a positive HIV diagnosis to be nondeployable since the 1990s, long-serving officers like Harrison would fall under the memo’s purview. This would result in more than 1,000 service members effectively being forced out of their jobs.

    September 11, 2018
    Mic
  • The regional HIV prevention clinic will be based in the Belfast Trust. It will provide comprehensive testing for sexual transmitted infections and offer access to the HIV prevention drug, PrEP.

    September 11, 2018
    BBC
  • While the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections continued to decline overall last year, there was an increase in new cases among the homeless, according to the Public Health Department’s recently issued annual HIV report.

    September 11, 2018
    SF Examiner
  • Tanzania's President John Magufuli has told women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills because the country needs more people, according to local media reports.

    September 11, 2018
    CNN
  • The government of Brazil initiated the implementation of PrEP to prevent new cases of HIV among key higher-risk population groups through 35 sites across the country, with 54,000 people being offered PrEP within the next five years.

    September 10, 2018
    ACW
  • Funders, health providers and advocates should take lessons from the rollout of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention measure in Africa if they wish to hasten access to programmes providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), researchers argue in the International Journal of STD and AIDS.

    September 10, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Local health experts say so far this year there have been 10 new HIV diagnoses at Thomas Judd Care Center in Traverse City, compared to just one in 2012. Nurses, doctors, and community members learned more about the disease at the 4th annual HIV Summit on Monday.

    September 10, 2018
    UpNorthLive
  • More than one in nine people worldwide who might benefit from a daily pill to minimize their risk of getting HIV are now taking this medicine, a research review suggests.

    September 7, 2018
    Reuters
  • Vaccines against H.I.V., malaria and tuberculosis — three major killers of the world’s poor — are unlikely to be produced in the foreseeable future unless vastly more money is committed to finding them, a new study has concluded.

    September 7, 2018
    New York Times
  • Today, with better understanding of the complex task at hand, cure researchers are investigating multiple avenues and taking the long view.

    September 6, 2018
    POZ
  • "While new infections are still dropping, the pace of decline is slowing, which will make it harder to get all the way to zero unless we continue to innovate with new programs to reach those populations where infections continue to occur," Susan Scheer, Ph.D., director of the DPH's HIV Epidemiology Section, told the Bay Area Reporter.

    September 5, 2018
    General
    Bay Area Reporter

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