9 September 2016
HPSC - Weekly HIV & STIs Report - Week 35, 2016
Latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show a total of 10 new cases for week 35 - 2016, bringing the total to 363 HIV new notifications for 2016 to date.
1 in 6 Gay & Bi Men Will Get HIV in Their Lifetime
HIV Plus Mag, 31 August 2016
According to data published by the US CDC, men who have sex with men represent 83 percent of new HIV cases with 92 percent of new diagnoses among men between the ages of 13 and 24.
HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men – CDC Fact Sheet
Gay and Bi Men With More Partners Are More Likely to Use HIV Risk Reduction Methods
Poz, 7 September 2016
MSM who have more sexual partners are more likely to use a variety of sexual risk reduction practices. Having more sexual partners increases the risk of transmission of HIV, but engaging in other risk reduction strategies, even those outside of the use of condoms, may otherwise reduce overall risk.
Kaposi Sarcoma Scared Me Back to My HIV Treatment
HIV Plus mag, 6 September 2016
This long-term survivor was the last person you'd imagine going off treatment — but he did. Here's what happened next.
The Case for Strong Workplace HIV/AIDS Programs
The Body, 2 September 2016
HIV is a workplace issue not only because it affects labour and productivity, but also because the workplace has a vital role to play in the wider effort to limit the spread and effects of the epidemic.
HIV-positive gay and bisexual men have increased risk of hospitalisation with anxiety and mood disorders, a risk factor for later mortality
Aidsmap, 7 September 2016
A new research shows that HIV-positive MSM are nearly ten times more likely to be hospitalised because of mood and anxiety disorders than HIV-negative MSM and men in the general population.
Gay men reveal what life is like living with HIV – Watch
Attitude, 6 September 2016
A new campaign video from GMFA shares the stories of eleven gay men living with HIV, and shows how stigma surrounding HIV will not stop them from living their life. The men discuss how their careers, relationships, sex lives and hobbies have not been affected by their positive status.
Getting Through the Emotions of Your First Poz Year
HIV Plus Mag, 7 September 2016
A therapist - specialised in chronic and catastrophic medical conditions management - talks about how to cope after being diagnosed with HIV.
Cuomo Introduces Bill for HIV-Positive Teens to Get Treatment Without Parental Consent
HIV Plus Mag, 8 September 2016
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced legislation he claims would end the “HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York State” by 2020 through several new proposals, including one that allows minors the right to receive HIV treatment as well as preventative services like PrEP without parental consent.
Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses
ABC News, 7 September 2016
Russia has over 1 million people officially registered with HIV, with infection rates growing at over 10 per cent per year, but the Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis is being heavily criticised by activists and campaigners.
Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting
BBC News, 6 September 2016
2016 Complete HIV Treatment Guide
HIV Plus mag, 19 August 2016
Comprehensive look at the medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of HIV and opportunistic infections.
Gut bacteria affect immune recovery in HIV patients, study finds
Science Daily, 5 September 2016
Gut bacteria have an important role in the immune recovery of HIV patients. New complementary therapies could target these bacteria to boost the efficiency of ART and prevent the complications associated with immune deficiency and chronic inflammation.
Life expectancy of patients starting HIV therapy differs sharply between high and middle/low income countries
Aidsmap, 8 September 2016
HIV early diagnosis and treatment have highly improved life expectancy of HIV patients, but there are still significant disparities between world regions.
New vaccination strategies coach immune system to make HIV-neutralizing antibodies
Science Daily, 8 September 2016
New vaccine studies will be focused on the human body ability to produce HIV-blocking antibodies.
Prisons could unlock hep C-free future
Health Medicine, 8 September 2016
A new research presented at the INHSU 2016 Symposium highlights the importance of HepC prevention and treatment for people who inject drugs in prisons.
New research supports hep C treatment for people who use drugs
Science Daily, 7 September 2016
Global health experts are calling for the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures.