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The Lancet: HIV in people who use drugs

Major series of articles on HIV and drug users, published to coincide with the Vienna conference. Full text of most articles freely available.

Published
31 July 2010
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Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Kenya: Drug Users to Get Free Needles

Drug users may get clean, free needles as part of a campaign to reduce new HIV infections.

Published
29 July 2010
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AllAfrica
IAC: Half of China Drug Users Suppress HIV for 6 Months (CME/CE)

A majority of injecting drug users who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in China successfully suppress HIV to undetectable levels for at least six months, researchers reported here at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

Published
23 July 2010
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MedPage Today
New PEPFAR guidance authorises funding for needle exchange and wide range of services for people who inject drugs.

The new guidance allows PEPFAR support for a comprehensive package of prevention services scientifically demonstrated to decrease HIV infection risk without increasing drug use, including needle and syringe programs (NSPs) and expansion of methadone and other medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to HIV-negative IDUs.

Published
19 July 2010
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PEPFAR
Limits to methadone prescription proposed by UK drugs agency

Strict limits on how long drug addicts are allowed to stay on heroin substitute methadone have been proposed by the government body responsible for treatment strategy, in what will be seen as a watershed in UK drugs policy.

Published
19 July 2010
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The Guardian
Why is Ukraine reversing HIV policy? | Diederik Lohman

Ukraine appears to be slipiing backwards in its HIV prevention policies as it criminalises drug users. Is it following Russia's lead?

Published
18 July 2010
From
The Guardian
New Trend Increases HIV Risk for Heroin Users

Heroin users in some African countries are injecting themselves with blood from other drug users in order to eke out drug supplies, a practice known as flashblood or flushblood, the New York Times reports.

Published
17 July 2010
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New York Times
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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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