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Supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs, study shows

A new study has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver's Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.

Published
13 September 2010
From
Science Daily
Japan good on HIV globally but not at home: U.N. exec

Japanese domestic organizations need more support in raising awareness about HIV, said Michel Sidibe of UNAIDS during a visit to Japan.

Published
10 September 2010
From
Japan Times
Getting the story wrong on HIV

Media reports about "young gay men fuelling the HIV epidemic" misrepresent the research that they are based on.

Published
09 September 2010
From
Box Turtle Bulletin
J&J launches 5-year aid program for women, children

Johnson & Johnson has pledged grant money, drugs and research funding for new HIV and tuberculosis medications as part of a five-year, private sector effort to improve the health up to 120 million women and children in developing nations.

Published
09 September 2010
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Reuters
New HIV Cases High Among French MSM

HIV incidence remains high among French men who have sex with men (MSM), researchers report.

Published
08 September 2010
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
HIV poses increasing risk to Chinese women

Women accounted for more than 30 percent of the estimated 740,000 cases of HIV in China by the end of 2009, according to UNAIDS.

Published
08 September 2010
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Largest Global Fund grant for HIV prevention programming with MSM, hijra and transgender communities signed

Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signed a US $25 million grant (115 crore rupees) with India HIV/AIDS Alliance, the largest Global Fund grant to date to strengthen men who have sex with men (MSM), hijra and transgender communities in their fight against HIV.

Published
08 September 2010
From
AIDS Portal
Young gay men fuelling HIV epidemic, study warns

Researchers say that rising rates of syphilis along HIV among young gay men suggests risky sexual behaviour was to blame.

Published
07 September 2010
From
The Guardian
What Britain could learn from Portugal's drugs policy

A decade ago Portugal took a radical new approach to illegal drugs by treating users as people with social problems rather than as criminals. Could it work in the UK?

Published
05 September 2010
From
The Observer
International AIDS Society calls for an end to harassment, intimidation and imprisonment of HIV professionals

IAS protests the detention of an Ukrainian doctor providing opiate substitution therapy to people using drugs.

Published
03 September 2010
From
International AIDS Society

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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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