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HIV-Positive Drinkers Choose Alcohol Over ART

Half of HIV-positive drinkers receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) intentionally skipped or stopped taking their medications when they consumed alcohol, in the mistaken belief that combining ART drugs and alcohol is somehow toxic, according to a prospective cohort study.

Published
12 June 2012
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Germany: Intoxicating history

In tracing the modern history of Germany’s policy on intoxicant and drug use, which favours therapy rather than punishment, Cambridge historian Dr Victoria Harris highlights that criminalisation may not be the only route.

Published
18 May 2012
From
University of Cambridge
Sexual health teams 'should offer alcohol advice'

Young people should be given advice on the dangers of alcohol when they access sexual health services, a group of health experts has recommended.

Published
03 January 2012
From
BBC
Substance Use Doesn't Increase Risk of Neurocognitive Problems in HIV

Neurocognitive problems—notably HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND)—are no more likely to occur in illicit substance users compared with non-substance users, according to a report published ahead of print on the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes website.

Published
12 July 2011
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AIDSMeds
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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