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22 FEBRUARY 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 7

Media Coverage

  • Something unusual is happening at the Makerere University – John Hopkins University (MUJHU) research collaboration facility at Mulago hill in Kampala.

    February 22, 2019
    General
    The Independent
  • The International AIDS Society (IAS) has appointed five leaders in HIV prevention research, implementation and advocacy as Co-Chairs for the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference.

    February 22, 2019
    General
    PM News
  • U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued the preliminary injunction on Friday. She ruled that the Air Force's treatment of HIV-positive personnel is "irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modern science."

    February 21, 2019
    General
    NBC News
  • Real-world data from a large American chain of retail pharmacies show that only two in five people keep on taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for two years after starting, researchers report in the Journal of the International AIDS Society this week.

    February 21, 2019
    aidsmap
  • Programs in San Francisco to prevent HIV among transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infections, research finds.

    February 21, 2019
    General
    FUTURITY
  • People on ART in eSwatini are motivated when they see evidence of their treatment effectiveness, and engage better in their HIV care.

    February 20, 2019
    Avert
  • United States of America medical company, Hologic Inc has launched new HIV diagnosis tools in Zimbabwe which makes it quicker and easier for laboratories to diagnose and monitor HIV infections in the country.

    February 20, 2019
    General
    Nehanda Radio
  • Authorities say there’s a condom shortage in parts of Tanzania, and that’s leading to concern over the spread of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.

    February 20, 2019
    Africa Times
  • The word “resistance” might conjure up images of protesters, government workers, or throngs of early voters. But HIV- positive people know all too well the fallout of a different kind of resistance: antiretroviral drug resistance.

    February 20, 2019
    HIV Plus Mag
  • In addition to sending extra money to 48 mainly urban counties, Washington, D.C., and San Juan, Puerto Rico, Trump's plan targets seven states where rural transmission of HIV is especially high. Health officials and doctors treating patients with HIV in those states say any extra funding would be welcome. But they say that strategies that work in progressive cities like Seattle won't necessarily work in rural areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

    February 19, 2019
    General
    NPR
  • Despite the global trend in the decline of HIV incidents, the Philippines remains one of only nine countries in the world that recorded a more than 25 percent increase in HIV incidence. In fact, the Philippines had the fastest growing HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific, with 32 recorded cases every day. Our HIV situation is a public health concern, and we all need to take part in addressing this problem.

    February 19, 2019
    General
    CNN Philippines
  • Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in New York City rate daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as the most effective HIV prevention strategy when condoms aren’t used, and considerably more effective than treatment as prevention or event-based PrEP, according to survey results published in AIDS and Behavior. Men rated these biomedical approaches far ahead of ‘strategic positioning’ or withdrawal before ejaculation.

    February 19, 2019
    aidsmap
  • The HIV Prevention Trials Network 073 (HPTN 073) study continues to provide glimpses into how black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are engaging with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other sexual health interventions. One of the most striking takeaways from the study is that greater PrEP uptake among BMSM does not correlate to greater sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates.

    February 19, 2019
    The BodyPro
  • You may have heard that health honchos in the Trump administration are trying to go after sky-high drug pricing by making changes to a number of drug sources in America's crazy patchwork health system, among them two programs relied on for meds by many folks with HIV: the 340B Drug Pricing Program and Medicare Part D.

    February 19, 2019
    The Body
  • City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and other elected officials joined advocates on Monday morning to call on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to terminate a patent on PrEP and allow for a generic version of the medication that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV.

    February 18, 2019
    Gay City News
  • In his State of the Union address earlier this month, President Trump announced a plan to halt the transmission of HIV in the United States by 2030. But clinics across the country face a knot of obstacles to meeting that target. The problems are most severe in the Southeast, currently the epicenter of the nation’s HIV epidemic.

    February 17, 2019
    General
    Los Angeles Times

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