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Thai activists call for treatment for hepatitis C for people with HIV

Treating co-infection of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) in Thailand makes sound economic sense, Noah Methany argues in a policy paper published by the Thai AIDS Treatment

Published
13 August 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
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
Less than 10% of East European prevention spending is for vulnerable groups

In the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 89% of national government funding for HIV prevention goes on programmes for the general population, although most countries’

Published
28 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Abandoning moralistic war on drugs becomes centrepiece of AIDS meeting

Scientific statement argues the criminalization of drug use is fuelling HIV/AIDS epidemic

Published
21 July 2010
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Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
HIV infections soar amongst Eastern European 'street youth'

As many as 40% of young people living on the streets in some areas of Eastern Europe are infected with HIV, according to doctors, activists

Published
20 July 2010
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
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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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
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
Eastern European Countries Show Increasing New HIV Infections While Some Harm Reduction Programmes Are Decreasing

Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region where HIV incidence clearly remains on the rise. Early indications are that the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2009 has increased since 2008. Russian Federation has reported an 8% increase in reported cases, Georgia a 10% increase and Belarus a 22% increase...

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16 July 2010
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Criminalization of drugs and drug users fuels HIV; laws should be reviewed, say experts

Strict laws on the criminalization of drug use and drug users are fueling the spread of HIV and other serious harms associated with the criminal market and should be reviewed, say experts in a series of new articles.

Published
13 July 2010
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Science Daily

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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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