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24 AUGUST 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 34

Media Coverage

  • Websites have been an invaluable tool for sex workers to not only screen clients, but also share information with each other about violent or dangerous clients. “Before, you could go into an [on-line] database to see if this person had been reported for violence,” explained Ceyenne Doroshow, founder and executive director of GLITS (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society).

    August 24, 2018
    General
    Truthout
  • This upswing of HIV diagnoses among drug users reverses a steady downward trend since 2010. Experts are worried that the new cases involve a whiter, more rural population that has not been the focus of prevention efforts in the past. And they’re bracing for similar reports in other parts of the country.

    August 24, 2018
    General
    Buzzfeed News
  • Dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) is effective and safe when taken at the same time as standard tuberculosis (TB) therapy, according to an international study presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), held in Amsterdam in July.

    August 24, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Thirty-six million people currently live with AIDS, a disease that claimed the lives of nearly 1 million people last year. Experts predict that by 2030, 100 million people will have been infected with the HIV virus.

    August 24, 2018
    General
    VOA
  • PrEP has been hailed as a revolutionary drug breakthrough in the prevention of HIV. But UK doctors are still having trouble convincing women it's for them, too.

    August 24, 2018
    Broadly
  • The online interactive intervention for HIV prevention known as Keep It Up! led to significantly lower STI occurrence and a small but significant decrease in condomless anal sex, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

    August 24, 2018
    Healio
  • When writer and activist Juno Roche was diagnosed with HIV in the early 1990s, it felt like being given a death sentence. She explains what it was like to date and find intimacy again while living with HIV.

    August 23, 2018
    General
    Broadly
  • Women with HIV on effective antiretroviral treatment in higher-income settings who have undetectable viral load should be supported to make their own decisions about breastfeeding based on a full discussion of the risks and benefits, rather than being discouraged from breastfeeding, a group of Swiss doctors has concluded after reviewing the available evidence.

    August 23, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Puerto Rico is facing a health care crisis, and it began before Hurricane Maria hit. As reported by Drew Gibson for TheBody last year, "Puerto Rico ranks in the top 10 among US states and territories for total HIV cases and has an HIV death rate higher than any other state or US territory."

    August 23, 2018
    General
    The Body
  • Gay men who were offered HIV home-testing kits took 50% more tests than men who only took HIV tests at clinics or community organisations, a randomised controlled study from Seattle in the USA has found.

    August 23, 2018
    General
    aidsmap
  • Starting next week Finnish residents will be able to test themselves for HIV in the privacy of their own homes. The test, which takes about 15 minutes and costs 40 euros, will be distributed by Finnish firm Orion Diagnostica starting on Monday 27 August.

    August 23, 2018
    General
    Uutiset
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, an HIV-preventive drug that helps protect those most at risk of infection, has been a game-changer in terms of HIV prevention in recent years. But while the drug has the potential to dramatically curb HIV infections on a global scale, rising PrEP costs mean that it’s often inaccessible to those who need it most.

    August 23, 2018
    Bustle
  • Texas has the fourth highest rate of HIV and AIDS in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A majority of the 86,000 Texans with these conditions live in urban areas, where there’s better access to medical care and a greater chance of avoiding the stigma that can come with a positive diagnosis.

    August 23, 2018
    General
    KUT
  • Globally ‘Test and Treat’ is effective when it can reach people, and that often depends on where people are and when. Time must be found to visit designated clinics during opening hours. For the many people who travel regularly for work or family reasons, perhaps staying away for several months or travelling most of the days each week, getting to a clinic can be hard.

    August 23, 2018
    Insight
  • Now, a large-scale study has shown over 48 weeks that monthly injections of two long-acting anti-HIV drugs work just as well as taking daily pills.

    August 22, 2018
    Science Magazine
  • This idea of synergistic epidemics – known as syndemics – while not a new concept, was a major talking point at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam in July. Many saw ‘syndemic thinking’ as being a way to move away from the siloed working of ‘AIDS exceptionalism’, which has long characterised the HIV response.

    August 22, 2018
    General
    Avert
  • For the last few months, Senzeni has been faithfully but secretively taking a once-a-day pill to help protect herself from the HIV and AIDS pandemic, but the fear of being caught by her husband or in-laws is slowly getting the better of her. She has considered abandoning the project altogether, but part of her wants to remain uninfected.

    August 21, 2018
    NewsDay
  • Genital warts may increase the risk of sexually transmitting HIV, pointing scientists toward a possible strategy in preventing the disease's spread.

    August 21, 2018
    General
    UPI
  • Dr. Ruprecht is the director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program. She and her team discovered that IgM, an antibody which is present in humans, was effective in preventing HIV transmission through mucous membranes.

    August 20, 2018
    General
    San Antonio Current
  • The country is about to roll out new treatment guidelines on HIV. Key in these guidelines is the use of Dolutegravir among women of living HIV of child bearing potential.

    August 18, 2018
    New Vision
  • Researchers have expressed hope that many women in Malawi will be protected from the risk of contracting HIV once the vaginal ring begins to be used in Malawi.

    August 18, 2018
    Malawi24

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