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Navigating rules and reality: HIV disclosure, infectiousness and legal obligations in Sweden

Despite generally positive relationships with HIV clinic staff, men living with HIV in Sweden report that when it comes to rules regarding disclosure and legal obligations, clinicians

Published
06 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Chemsex: Reading the signals

Gay men can find it very difficult to seek help when ‘chemsex’ becomes addictive. Leon Knoops explored the issue at Hit Hot Topics.

Published
05 February 2019
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Drink & Drug News
AIDS expert Colfax to lead San Francisco Department of Public Health

AIDS expert Dr. Grant Colfax is returning to San Francisco to lead the city's Department of Public Health. The news maintains decades-long LGBT leadership of the health agency.

Published
31 January 2019
From
Bay Area Reporter
Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Despite access to hepatitis C treatment, many people who inject drugs still perceive numerous barriers to starting treatment, including the attitudes of healthcare workers, the

Published
24 January 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
What stops people with HIV adhering to long term antiretroviral therapy?

Long term adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important in both reducing morbidly and mortality in people living with HIV and reducing transmission rates. A new study published in AIDS Research and Therapy explores people’s reasons for non-adherence to ART through a cohort in Uganda. They find travel, stigma, poor adherence education, and alternative medicine to be prominent factors.

Published
22 January 2019
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The Catholic Nun Who Came to New York to Confront the AIDS Crisis

In the 1980s the Catholic Church was notorious for its prejudice when it came to HIV and AIDS. But figures like Sister Carol Baltosiewich from Illinois were determined to do good.

Published
21 January 2019
From
The Daily Beast
My life in sex: ‘I used to think HIV was a curse. Now my sex life is better than ever’

These days I try to show my dates that HIV is not a burden, but something that I’ve grown from. My viral load is undetectable, meaning I can’t infect anyone, although I’ll have to take medication for the rest of my life. Dealing with such a heavy subject with defiance, lightness and confidence is, I like to think, sexy. It also allows me to relieve people of their irrational fears of HIV.

Published
18 January 2019
From
The Guardian
GNP+ Announces New Executive Director

The Board and Secretariat of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) warmly welcomes Rico Gustav as our incoming Executive Director. Mr. Gustav is a well-respected human rights and health activist that has been working at the intersection of HIV, drug use and key populations since his own diagnosis at 17 years old in Indonesia.

Published
09 January 2019
From
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
‘Left behind’: Drug companies and researchers have overlooked patients who don’t respond to HIV meds

There are tens of thousands of immunologic non-responders in the U.S., whose low CD4 numbers put them at much higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, cancers, secondary infections such as tuberculosis, and death. And yet, drug companies and researchers aren’t actively pursuing new treatments that would boost their immunity.

Published
08 January 2019
From
STAT
History of HIV told by Vancouver artists in new gallery show

Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr's self-portrait uses his own discarded medical paraphernalia.

Published
08 January 2019
From
Vancouver Sun

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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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