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8 JUNE 2018 VOLUME 19 ISSUE 23

Media Coverage

  • A new HIV vaccine candidate that prompts what are known as broadly neutralizing antibodies against the virus has shown promise in animal research. Consequently, researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are planning an early human trial of the vaccine candidate to begin during the second half of 2019.

    June 8, 2018
    POZ
  • On the 15th anniversary of PEPFAR’s creation, Fauci spoke to Devex about the initiative’s inception, its impact on US global health efforts, and the challenges that lie ahead.

    June 8, 2018
    General
    Devex
  • Wakefield, whose first name is Steven but who goes only by his surname, is the president of the Pride Foundation, where he has helped further the foundation's mission of serving the LGBTQ community for the past 12 years.

    June 8, 2018
    General
    Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Germany's Health Ministry said it intends to make HIV self-testing kits available for purchase so people can more quickly, easily and privately ascertain whether they are infected with the immune-deficiency virus and seek treatment if necessary.

    June 8, 2018
    General
    DW
  • “This meeting highlights the progress that has been made in finding an HIV cure. Most of the research is currently in the USA but it needs to shift to Africa, where the burden is high, and build capacity to achieve an AIDS-free continent,” Thumbi, an HIV cure researcher in South Africa, said….during an Advocacy for Cure Academy meeting of civil society supporting researchers worldwide.

    June 8, 2018
    Ugandan Today
  • Whether in the United States or Ethiopia, women needed more options to protect themselves. They needed comprehensive prevention methods they could control and use discreetly. They needed MPTs.

    June 8, 2018
    Ms. Blog
  • A major policy move President Donald Trump enacted in his first days in office is already having dire consequences on the global scale, one year later. In 2017, Trump expanded a long-standing policy about abortion and US foreign aid that affects health services overseas.

    June 8, 2018
    Elite Daily
  • Healthcare providers are missing opportunities to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to patients at high risk of HIV, according to US research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    June 7, 2018
    aidsmap
  • China Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the sale of a new drug for the treatment of HIV-1 infection, the maker of the drug said. Aikening, or albuvirtide for injection (ABT), can be used with other antiretroviral drugs to treat infected patients who have been treated with antiviral drugs but still suffer from viral replication, according to Frontier Biotech, a pharmaceutical company based in the east Chinese city of Nanjing.

    June 7, 2018
    Xinhua
  • The study, published in The Lancet HIV today, surveyed nearly 17,000 men who have sex with men in Sydney and Melbourne between 2013 and 2017. Use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP—daily antiretroviral pills taken by uninfected people—during the study years jumped from 2% of the HIV-negative participants to 24%. In the same time frame, “consistent” condom use dropped from 46% to 31% in men who reported having anal sex with casual partners.

    June 6, 2018
    Science Magazine
  • Scientists have created an experimental HIV vaccine that is able to neutralize HIV in animal models. Although the study was conducted on animals, human trials could begin as early as next year.

    June 6, 2018
    Newsweek
  • Instead of preparing to build a relationship that can grow with the continent, based upon diplomatic cooperation, the United States is doubling down on more than a decade of reliance on its military as the primary vehicle of engaging with Africa. The consequences, as one might expect, are overwhelmingly negative.

    June 6, 2018
    General
    Washington Post
  • What will the future hold for LGBTQ rights and representation? With this year’s Beyond Pride series, Mic looks forward to see how the radical changes in recent years will continue to transform our culture in the worlds of politics, business, entertainment and more.

    June 6, 2018
    General
    Mic
  • The risk of liver toxicity in people with HIV taking antiretroviral therapy and isoniazid preventive therapy for tuberculosis is strongly associated with either hepatitis B co-infection or pre-existing liver enzyme elevations, according to international research published in the 1 May edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

    June 6, 2018
    aidsmap
  • “There’s no one way to be a long-term HIV survivor,” said Kramer, a therapist who specializes in people with HIV and runs support groups in New York City for gay men with the virus. “We’ve all been through trauma, but with a mix of support and luck, we’ve survived longer than we ever imagined.”

    June 6, 2018
    Huffington Post
  • Kenya’s losses in earnings due to illness and death of thousands of HIV-infected workers will decline substantially from Sh166 billion in 2005 to nearly Sh31 billion by 2020, due to the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy that keeps people alive for longer and allows them to be active participants in the labour force.

    June 5, 2018
    Nation
  • Australian HIV-negative gay men express far more confidence in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) than an undetectable viral load in preventing HIV, with only 18% agreeing that “a person with an undetectable viral load cannot pass on HIV” and 6% feeling comfortable having condomless sex with an HIV-positive partner who had an undetectable viral load, according to a pair of articles recently published in Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS & Behavior.

    June 5, 2018
    aidsmap
  • “When developing this campaign, it was important to us that the materials feature a diverse group of individuals who are representative of the communities most impacted by HIV, including young Black and Latino gay men, as well as cis-gender and transgender women,” said Gilead, in a release on the campaign.

    June 5, 2018
    LGBTQ Nation
  • Pharmacies in Rwanda are to make do-it-yourself HIV tests available over the counter amid growing signs that Africa is embracing a life-saving technology that could address the lingering stigma around the virus.

    June 4, 2018
    General
    Telegraph
  • A third of young men who have sex with men (MSM) who take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) discontinue it within a six-month period, investigators from the United States report in AIDS and Behavior. Common reasons for stopping included being unable to get an appointment with a doctor and problems with insurance coverage.

    June 4, 2018
    aidsmap
  • Rutgers Global Health Institute’s director discusses how rejecting scientific facts can undermine progress in public health – and how the medical profession can further public understanding of science.

    June 4, 2018
    General
    Newswise

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