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Self-prescribed cannabis widely used to treat HIV-related symptoms

Almost a third of the HIV-positive patients attending an outpatient clinic in west London have used cannabis to alleviate symptoms associated with HIV infection or

Published
12 May 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Hepatitis C can worsen cognitive deficits caused by HIV infection and methamphetamine abuse

Infection with hepatitis C virus can worsen the deficits in brain function caused by HIV and by abuse of methamphetamine (‘crystal meth’), according to the

Published
10 May 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
MRSA skin infections associated with sex, drug use and environmental exposure in HIV-positive gay men

A case-control study of HIV-positive gay men has shown that skin infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with sex, drug use and environmental

Published
20 April 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Lack of HIV knowledge equals poorer doctor attitude to HIV-positive IV drug users

Approximately 17% of American doctors, responsible for treating just under a quarter of HIV patients, have a negative attitude towards HIV-positive individuals who inject drugs,

Published
04 April 2005
By
Michael Carter
HIV-positive cocaine users have higher rates of coronary calcification

Infection with HIV and concurrent cocaine use may contribute to the early stages of the hardening of the heart’s arteries, according to a study conducted

Published
30 March 2005
By
Michael Carter
The New York resistance case: details published in The Lancet

Full details of the case of a gay man in New York who contracted a multi-drug resistant strain of HIV and progressed to AIDS rapidly

Published
18 March 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Thai tenofovir trial runs into trouble after ethics protests from drug users

Another trial of tenofovir as pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection has run into trouble on ethical grounds, this time in Thailand. The Thai Drug Users’

Published
10 March 2005
By
Keith Alcorn
US pressure for UN needle/syringe exchange u-turn 'overrules science', campaigners say in open letter prior to Vienna drugs meeting

An open letter signed by AIDS organisations, human rights groups, scientific researchers, policy analysts, and influential individuals from 56 countries urges delegates at next week’s

Published
04 March 2005
By
Edwin J. Bernard
The ‘New York case’: details revealed at Boston conference

In response to recent media reports about a New York man apparently infected with an ‘aggressive’ strain of HIV that is ‘impossible to treat’, attendees

Published
25 February 2005
By
Christopher Gadd
Methamphetamine use can worsen brain damage caused by HIV infection

Long-term heavy use of methamphetamine can exacerbate the damage to brain cells caused by HIV, according to a study presented in the February edition of

Published
18 February 2005
By
Christopher Gadd

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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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