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8 December 2017 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 49

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  • Pamela was 13 years old when both her parents died in the 1990s as the AIDS pandemic inflicted death across East Africa. She sold sex to keep herself and her three younger siblings fed and alive. When she got pregnant she had no real choice but to get an abortion. Abortion is illegal in most instances in Uganda. Her second of three backstreet abortions almost killed her.

    December 7, 2017
    General
    Women Enews
  • The biggest political sex scandal doesn’t involve Roy Moore. It involves our government aiding and abetting HIV transmission, killing more Americans than died in battle in all wars since the Revolutionary War. President Trump has called Washington a swamp, whose moral, fiscal, and ethical corruption has contaminated our nation. There’s no greater example than government’s failure to eliminate AIDS.

    December 6, 2017
    General
    Washington Examiner
  • The day passes quickly for all of them, and they hardly feel any different compared with the people around them, until evening when their cell phone alarms ring with an alert….They are all on antiretroviral therapy, a combination of three antiretroviral drugs that suppress the HIV virus, preventing transmission. China has been offering the drugs for free to people with HIV since 2003.

    December 5, 2017
    Shenzhen Daily
  • GMFA’s largest ever sexual health survey… has thrown up some key findings that need to be addressed. Overall, 19% of men who think that they are HIV-negative have never actually taken an HIV test. When that’s broken down into age categories, that accounts for 78% of men under the age of 17, 23% of 18-29 year olds, 10% of 30-49 year olds, and 35% over the age of 60.

    December 5, 2017
    General
    Gay Times
  • New York City, once the epicenter of a health cataclysm, increasingly has its HIV epidemic under control. The city stands at the vanguard along with San Francisco in particular in running a major public-private campaign to aggressively combat the virus on multiple fronts.

    December 5, 2017
    POZ
  • Gilead Sciences will put $100 million toward creating a program to address HIV/AIDS in the southern United States, the company announced Monday.

    December 4, 2017
    General
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • While nurses and other care providers might see HIV prevention as a high-priority issue when talking with their female transgender patients, they should be aware that these patients are likely to have different priorities when seeking health services, said Joseph De Santis, Ph.D., M.S.N., FAAN, associate professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.

    December 4, 2017
    The BodyPro
  • The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill aiming to strengthen measures against the epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in the Philippines….The bill will create a six-year plan updated regularly by the council, to assess the country's methods and strategies to address the HIV and AIDS situation. The bill also seeks to educate the public through age-appropriate HIV and AIDS prevention programs.

    December 4, 2017
    General
    CNN Philippines
  • A recent study suggests that pregnant women at risk for HIV and therefore eligible for PrEP, the pill that when taken daily can reduce a woman’s risk of contracting HIV by as much as 90 percent, represent a sorely missed target when it comes to HIV prevention. This is because women who contract the virus during pregnancy are more likely to pass on HIV to their children during gestation and delivery and via breast-feeding.

    December 4, 2017
    Real Health
  • HIV drug resistance is increasing rapidly in southern and eastern Africa and Latin America and, as a result, it may soon be necessary to change the recommended first-line antiretroviral drug regimen in many countries to integrase inhibitor-based treatment, according to an analysis published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on 30 November.

    December 4, 2017
    aidsmap
  • Around the world, HIV rates are dropping. That is, except in one area — Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Russia has the largest HIV epidemic in that area, and that’s due to a simple cause: The Russia HIV hoax idea is causing Russians to die at a high rate.

    December 4, 2017
    General
    Hornet
  • Activists and health departments around the country continue to advance strategies to ‘End the Epidemic’ (EtE) in their jurisdictions, yet a central question remains. Are these ambitious plans appropriate in all US jurisdictions, particularly given uneven access to health care systems?

    December 4, 2017
    General, PrEP, Treatment
    TAG
  • The annual Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit, organized by NMAC,… brings together community leaders, care providers, and HIV advocates to learn the latest information and best practices to use biomedical HIV prevention tools like Treatment as Prevention (TasP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) more effectively.

    December 4, 2017
    General
    LGBT Weekly
  • While US officials celebrate the work that has been done for HIV prevention, global advocacy groups and activists warn that US President Donald Trump's policies and approach may stall any future progress.

    December 1, 2017
    General
    Aljazeera
  • One of the crucial aspects of the largest HIV prevention trial in the world is nearing an end, with HIV counsellors wrapping up four years of door-to-door visits to many thousands of homes in and around Cape Town and the Winelands region. Over the past four years, 270 fieldworkers, known as the Community HIV Care Providers (CHiPS) have been door to door in the Western Cape as part of the Population Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce HIV Transmission (HPTN 071 (PopART) trial. They complete their work in December.

    December 1, 2017
    General
    All Africa
  • The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is one of the most successful humanitarian relief efforts ever undertaken….If the US — the nation that has demonstrated the greatest leadership and commitment of resources in the fight against AIDS — reduces its investment at the precise moment when efforts need intensifying, it sends the message that America is not committed to the global effort to defeat the AIDS epidemic.

    December 1, 2017
    General
    The Hill
  • What if I told you that people who were on effective HIV treatment and who had repeatedly shown undetectable levels of the virus in their blood could have sex without a condom with no risk of transmitting the virus.

    December 1, 2017
    Bhekisisa

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