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Over 40 million now living with HIV worldwide

Over 40 million people are living with HIV worldwide, according to figures released by UNAIDS, who estimate that there were 5 million new infections in

Published
21 November 2005
By
Michael Carter
Some groups get more benefit from anti-HIV drugs than others

Some groups of patients appear more likely to derive a benefit from antiretroviral therapy in the first year of treatment than others, a study published

Published
08 November 2005
By
Michael Carter
Report higlights increase in HIV infections amongst IDUs in UK

New infections of HIV and hepatitis C virus increased amongst injecting drug users in the United Kingdom in 2004, according to a report issued by

Published
28 October 2005
By
Michael Carter
Unstable work and lack of partner increase risk of hospitalisation in early years of HIV infection, even with HAART

A French study suggests that, even when effective anti-HIV treatments are available, HIV-positive individuals have a high risk of being hospitalised in the early years

Published
04 October 2005
By
Michael Carter
Wasting in HIV-positive drug users linked to food insecurity and viral load

Almost one in five HIV-positive drug users from Miami has HIV-related wasting, according to the results of a study published in the 15th October edition

Published
26 September 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
HCV treatment failure not due to change in HCV genotype in HIV-positive IDUs

Injecting drug users (IDUs) co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV do not appear to fail HCV therapy due to a shift in the

Published
12 September 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Drug-using MSM and transgendered Katoey in Thailand require culturally appropriate HIV and Hepatitis C targeted prevention

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Thailand, who often do so with transgendered men known as Katoey, do not perceive themselves to

Published
08 September 2005
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Does buprenorphine have a role in preventing HIV transmission and treating HIV-infected IDUs? (corrected)

A review article published in the 15th September edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases has outlined the benefits of buprenorphine (Subutex) in the treatment of intravenous

Published
02 September 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Very low rate of liver problems seen with Kaletra

Treatment with Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) does not involve a high rate of major liver side-effects, according to an Italian study published in the September 2nd edition

Published
30 August 2005
By
Michael Carter
Death rate falls in drug users after introduction of effective HIV treatment

Mortality amongst HIV-positive drug users has fallen substantially since effective antiretroviral therapy became available in 1996, according to a study published in the September 15th

Published
26 August 2005
By
Michael Carter

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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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