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5 OCTOBER 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 40

Media Coverage

  • There are several reasons why the Global Fund should become an ATM plus….If the Global Fund remains a three diseases-only fund, with dwindling resources for countries when they near elimination or control stages, general health service delivery might be severely affected in some countries, and thus this strategy might result in delayed establishment of UHC.

    October 6, 2018
    General
    Lancet
  • The myth about homosexuality in Nigeria goes thus: You are most likely to be gay if you are the youngest child and the only male child in the family. The odds are also increased if you attended a boarding school or Catholic seminary.

    October 5, 2018
    General
    Devex
  • Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding that the chance to save a life outweighed the risk of virus transmission.

    October 5, 2018
    General
    Boston Globe
  • Among Black and Hispanic patients, as well as women, the rates of PrEP prescription were even lower. No women or Black patients were prescribed the prophylactic and just 7 of 498 Hispanic patients were given prescriptions.

    October 5, 2018
    MD Magazine
  • New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that HIV diagnoses are rising faster for young men who have sex with men (MSM) than for their older MSM peers. However, the extent to which the rates are being driven by increased testing or by an increase in transmission is unclear.

    October 5, 2018
    General
    Washington Blade
  • A series of focus groups conducted in New York City showed that some men regarded PrEP users as irresponsible, naïve, vectors of disease and a social problem.

    October 5, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

    October 5, 2018
    General
    The BodyPro
  • A years-long HIV outbreak among intravenous (IV) drug users in Indiana might have been avoided if the state’s top medical and political leaders had acted sooner on early warnings that the virus was spreading, a recent study suggests.

    October 5, 2018
    General
    Reuters
  • Follow-up results from the DRIVE-AHEAD study showed that a recently approved combination pill containing doravirine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), and lamivudine (3TC) maintains viral suppression in newly treated patients through 96 weeks (undetectable viral load in 77.5% versus 73.6% for the comparator arm).

    October 5, 2018
    MedPage Today
  • The advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has undoubtedly protected more than a million children from mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy, but new data presented at IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco cast doubt on the safety for babies in utero of regimens containing efavirenz (Sustiva, Stocrin) and dolutegravir (Tivicay, DTG).

    October 5, 2018
    The BodyPro
  • Both HIV and cervical cancer present significant public health threats to women in sub-Saharan Africa. But while the threat of HIV is well documented, and the mass mobilisation of resources to treat HIV, unprecedented, cervical cancer is a relatively new and developing challenge for the region.

    October 5, 2018
    General
    Avert
  • Cochairs have been named for the 2020 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020), which is slated to take place July 6 through 10 in San Francisco and Oakland. According to an announcement on AIDS2020.org, Cynthia Carey-Grant and Monica Gandhi will represent the host cities. International researcher Anton Pozniak will join them.

    October 4, 2018
    General
    POZ
  • As 2018 comes to a close, it's worth reflecting on all the successes (and many failures) in HIV clinical research.

    October 4, 2018
    General
    The BodyPro
  • Gregg Gonsalves took a wild, meandering path to the Ivory Tower. His route to becoming a professor at Yale started in street protests and spanned the globe. On Thursday he was honored with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

    October 4, 2018
    General
    NPR
  • A retrospective examination of the medical records of over 1000 people living with HIV/AIDS has revealed inequalities in the prescribing of mental health medications. The differences in medical relief run along socioeconomic and ethnic lines.

    October 4, 2018
    General
    MD Magazine
  • People with HIV in Denmark who smoke greatly underestimate the impact of smoking on life expectancy, a study of perceptions of life expectancy published this month in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes shows.

    October 3, 2018
    General
    aidsmap
  • Shamal Waraich, 34, was born in Manchester and grew up in a religious British-Pakistani household. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013, and now educates people about what it's like to be gay, Muslim and living with HIV.

    October 3, 2018
    General
    BBC
  • CHIWOS researchers have found that, overall, nearly 30% of women fell out of the cascade. Furthermore, when CHIWOS researchers assessed different points in the cascade, they found that different sub-groups of women faced barriers to staying in care and achieving good health.

    October 3, 2018
    The BodyPro
  • When Danielis Diaz stopped receiving HIV/AIDS drugs four months ago, she had a life or death choice - stay home and become another lifeless casualty of Venezuela’s crumbling health system, or flee to Colombia.

    October 3, 2018
    Reuters
  • Over half of men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Berlin who were using HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) accessed it through informal sources, without consistent medical monitoring, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE.

    October 2, 2018
    aidsmap
  • DTG has more tolerable side effects and can enable the women work and live normally and take care of their families.

    October 2, 2018
    New Vision
  • According to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Director Dr Tamu Daniels, the organisation will shift up to 70 per cent of funding given to countries to grassroot organisations. The policy shift is meant to ensure that funds meant for assisting communities to fight the HIV pandemic are used in the areas where they would make the most significant impact.

    October 2, 2018
    General
    Daily Nation
  • As many as one in five people attending an HIV clinic in Malawi had prolonged exposure to another patient with potentially infectious tuberculosis (TB) during the course of a year, according to a review of how people subsequently diagnosed with active TB overlapped in clinic attendance with other patients, published in the journal AIDS.

    October 1, 2018
    General
    aidsmap
  • China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and AIDS.

    September 29, 2018
    General
    BBC

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