All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • TB transmission and prevention
    Uganda Launches Scale-up Plan for Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment
    World Health Organization | 08 July 2019

    The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, launched a 100-Day Accelerated Scale-up plan for Tuberculosis Preventive Treatment (TPT) targeting over 300 000 People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Uganda. The government will also provide TPT to all children aged 12 months or more living with HIV as well as HIV-negative infants and children aged 5 years or below who are household contacts of patients with pulmonary Tuberculosis. As part of the scale-up plan, Government will provide TPT at 1 947 Antiretroviral therapy (ART) sites across the country.

  • Chemsex and recreational drug use
    How I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, But Survived to Tell the Story
    Vice | 08 July 2019

    Inside the dark world of drug-fuelled sex parties where an increasing number of gay Indians want to feel belonged, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.

  • HIV testing programmes
    Less than 40% of adults in the USA have ever tested for HIV
    Avert | 08 July 2019

    Baseline HIV testing data reveals sub-optimal testing rates among those living in the most heavily burdened areas of the USA.

  • Transgender people
    What the Trans Community Needs to Know About New Expert Recommendations
    The Body | 08 July 2019

    New provider recommendations aimed at doctors caring for trans patients were published on July 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, including changes that overall make it easier to identify trans patients and provide medical care for trans individuals.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    Tuberculosis in SA: Three graphs that tell the story
    Spotlight | 08 July 2019

    According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, South Africa continues to have one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. The burden of a disease refers to the number of infections and deaths within a population and the associated costs of treatment of a specific disease. Here we attempt to tell the story of the burden of TB on human life using several graphs. As the story of TB cannot be separated from that of HIV, we use estimates from both the WHO TB data portal and the Thembisa mathematical model of HIV in South Africa to examine trends in the data from 2000 to 2017.

  • Changing treatment
    Drug-Resistance Mutations May Curb Efficacy of Dolutegravir-Based Regimens in Zimbabwe Teens With HIV
    Medscape (free registration required) | 07 July 2019

    "Public health (officials) should definitely be aware of the implications of drug resistance mutations conferring resistance to tenofovir and/or lamivudine on the activity, efficacy and durability of DTG in such a country, knowing that at present, individual- level HIV drug resistance testing in low and middle income countries (LMICs) is rare and that data are lacking on DTG use in settings with limited or no viral load monitoring."

  • Clinical trials
    EU Calls For Results Of All EU-based Clinical Trials To Be Added To Public Database
    Health Policy Watch | 07 July 2019

    The European Commission and European Union medicines regulatory agencies sent an open letter to all sponsors of EU-based clinical trials to remind them of their obligation to publish the results of the trials – both positive and negative – in a public database.

  • Global health initiatives
    Who should lead UNAIDS?
    The Lancet | 07 July 2019

    Richard Horton: Who is best qualified to lead an organisation—UNAIDS— that has not only suffered severe reputational loss, but also faces threats to its continuing existence?

  • HIV and criminal law
    GNP+ and the HIV Justice Network condemn dismissal of appeal in Singapore HIV criminalisation case
    HIV Justice Network | 07 July 2019

    The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the HIV Justice Network (HJN) condemn the dismissal of the appeal by a Singaporean man living with HIV who was convicted to two years’ imprisonment for not disclosing his status to his sexual partner and for not communicating the risk of HIV transmission to his sexual partner. We are particularly concerned that the judgement has emphasised the lack of explaining the risk of HIV transmission as the main reason for dismissing the appeal.

  • Epidemiology
    Russia's HIV Epidemic is Growing, Affecting Older Citizens
    Moscow Times | 07 July 2019

    HIV infections are on the rise and are increasingly affecting Russia’s older population, according to a consumer watchdog report cited by the RBC news website.

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