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31 AUGUST 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 35

Media Coverage

  • Public health officials say they are concerned about a number of new HIV infections among people described as being homeless, heterosexuals and drug users in North Seattle.

    August 31, 2018
    AP
  • A survey conducted by Planned Parenthood in the US state of Connecticut has found that although less than a quarter of women attending their clinics were aware of PrEP, they generally expressed positive views about it.

    August 31, 2018
    aidsmap
  • A lack of specialists is slowing the implementation of a HIV pre-exposure pill, which health researchers say could be a gamechanger for New Zealand's HIV epidemic.

    August 31, 2018
    RadioNZ
  • A recent study from China has found that lonely gay men are most likely to have condomless sex. Of the 507 men that took part in the study, those “who reported feeling lonely were more likely to have had condomless receptive anal intercourse in the past 6 months.”

    August 31, 2018
    The Gay UK
  • People living with HIV say they look forward to a day when the science behind the virus is stronger than the stigma. Some believe there's more hope than ever due to a growing campaign known as "Undetectable = Untransmittable" — or U=U.

    August 31, 2018
    CBC
  • To enroll and retain people with HIV in treatment, physicians and HIV care providers need to acknowledge the social determinants of health and the barriers that keep patients, especially young people of color, out of care.

    August 31, 2018
    Medscape
  • A rise in sexually transmitted diseases has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the fourth straight year. The CDC reports that the spike — close to a whopping 10 percent in 2017 — is fueled by a lack of awareness and changing sexual behavior. I can attest to that.

    August 30, 2018
    USA Today
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 2 new HIV-1 medicines produced by Merck, a once daily fixed dose combination tablet of doravirine (100 mg), lamivudine (3TC, 300 mg) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF, 300 mg) (doravirine/3TC/TDF) (DELSTRIGO); and doravirine 100 mg (PIFELTRO) a new non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) to be administered alongside other antiretroviral medicines.

    August 30, 2018
    Contagion Live
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks Atlanta fourth in the country for new HIV diagnoses within certain populations. The staggering statistic is why Atlanta city leaders say now is the time to fix the city's HIV/AIDS epidemic.

    August 30, 2018
    WSB-TV
  • As antiretroviral therapy has led to longer life expectancy among people living with HIV, the prevalence of aging-related and other comorbid disease has also increased in this population.

    August 30, 2018
    Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Hilary Thulare, AHF South Africa, Country Programme Director said “Women infected with HPV are also more at risk of acquiring HIV. Primary prevention for contracting HPV is condom use, delaying sexual debut, reducing one’s number of sexual partners, to stop smoking or rather to never start and to vaccinate girls between the age of 9 and 13 years.”

    August 30, 2018
    IOL
  • Chronic pain was reported by a quarter of people living with HIV in American study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Among people reporting ongoing pain of moderate intensity or worse, individuals who did not receive long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) were at increased risk of missing follow-up appointments and having a detectable viral load. Receiving long-term opioid therapy was associated with lower rates of virologic failure.

    August 30, 2018
    aidsmap
  • A future research agenda of biomedical HIV prevention, especially among the most highly impacted women, must be multi-modal to include products such as gels and implants, and not limited to only oral formulations. It must also continue to assess women's social and sexual health circumstances and allow these circumstances drive product development.

    August 30, 2018
    The BodyPRO
  • Landmark research from Indonesia reveals a missed opportunity to immediately link key affected populations living with HIV to treatment services.

    August 30, 2018
    Avert
  • Viral suppression rates among people living with HIV (PLWH) have drastically improved across the United States, but disparities among younger and black PLWH need to be addressed, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

    August 30, 2018
    Specialty Pharmacy Times
  • Adolescent girls and young women in Kenya are highly vulnerable to HIV during their first sexual encounter, according to study results published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

    August 29, 2018
    Healio
  • Several studies presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam last month detailed very different approaches to introducing PrEP to female sex workers (FSWs) as part of combination HIV prevention.

    August 28, 2018
    aidsmap
  • British product designer Hans Ramzan has created a pocket-sized device that enables people to test themselves for HIV from the comfort of their own home. The self-testing mechanism, called Catch, was designed to be low cost and easy to use in order to encourage people in developing countries with limited access to healthcare to check themselves at home.

    August 28, 2018
    General
    Dezeen
  • An outbreak of HIV/AIDS, according to the officials at the health department, is feared at the Rohingya camps in Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas and in other parts of Cox’s Bazar district.

    August 28, 2018
    Prothom Alo
  • Rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia have climbed for the fourth consecutive year in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington.

    August 28, 2018
    General
    CNN
  • Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said it would release full details of precisely how it would spend the £1.3m later this year...However, the mayor said the plan would include encouraging more people and clinics to take part in an NHS England trial of the preventative medication Prep.

    August 28, 2018
    BBC
  • In the past months, there was a stock out of Septrin (cotrimoxazole), causing considerable confusion, more so among those that depend on it for their livelihood; people living with HIV. The confusion seems to rest on the role that the widely prescribed antibiotic has in the treatment of HIV and AIDS.

    August 27, 2018
    Daily Monitor
  • The European region of the World Health Organization is close to achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target, according to research published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes…. But there was significant variation between European regions and also between countries within sub-regions.

    August 27, 2018
    General
    aidsmap
  • Over 130,000 people living with HIV and Aids in Zimbabwe have become resistant to currently available anti-retroviral drugs. Medical experts say people can become drug resistant after defaulting treatment or via direct infection of a drug resistant strain of the virus.

    August 26, 2018
    Bulawayo 24

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