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  • Global health initiatives
    W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General
    New York Times | 12 hours ago

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former Health Minister of Ethiopia, was voted Director-General of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African to ever head the agency. After nearly two years of public campaigning, originally by six candidates, the voting took place in a closed-door session in which the health ministers of 186 of the world’s countries cast their ballots in secret. Dr. Tedros — who campaigned under his first name — ultimately beat Dr. David Nabarro, the British candidate, after two rounds of voting, by winning 121 votes.

  • Employment
    United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military
    Rolling Stone | 20 hours ago

    Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

  • Drug interactions and pharmacokinetics
    Unexpected side effects with generic abacavir – and potential for rare reactions to other generic ARVs
    HIV i-Base | 20 hours ago

    Several anecdotal reports of mouth ulcers have recently been reported in people switching to generic abacavir in the UK. This should highlight awareness of the potential of likely-rare new side effects, even when both formulations have been approved as bioequivalent.

  • Global health initiatives
    Trump's Restrictions For Abortion Funding Overseas Could Hinder HIV Prevention
    NPR | 20 hours ago

    The newly-released details of the Trump administration's version of the "Mexico City policy" are raising many questions about its impact not only on abortion but also on preventing HIV and infectious diseases like malaria.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Germany—ready to lead by example to end AIDS
    UNAIDS | 20 hours ago

    During a recent visit to Germany, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, met with representatives of the federal government, local government, civil society, communities affected by HIV and the private sector.

  • Hepatitis C symptoms and diagnosis
    Hepatic steatosis worsens faster in HIV mono-infection than HIV/HCV
    Healio | 20 hours ago

    Hepatic steatosis progressed faster and was more often associated with liber fibrosis progression among patients with HIV mono-infection compared with patients with HIV/hepatitis C coinfection, according to recently published data from an ongoing cohort study.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Here’s why I’m afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV
    BETA blog | 20 hours ago

    For the first time in eight years of living with HIV, I’m afraid. That fear has very little to do with my infection, precisely. Over the years, I’ve realized how precariously my health is balanced on the access I have to affordable health care.

  • PrEP
    Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug
    The Age (Melbourne) | 22 May 2017

    A man has tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic while participating in a trial of PrEP, an antiretroviral drug credited with preventing the spread of the disease. It's understood just over a week ago, he tested positive to HIV at a Melbourne clinic. On Monday, a spokesman at The Alfred confirmed researchers were "reviewing the clinical details of a man who has tested positive to HIV while being a registered participant of the Victorian PrEPX study."

  • Finance and funding
    Health agency spends more on travel than AIDS
    Medical Xpress | 22 May 2017

    According to internal documents obtained by The Associated Press, the United Nations health agency routinely has spent about $200 million a year on travel expenses, more than what it doles out to fight some of the biggest problems in public health, including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Hong Kong could see 35 per cent surge in HIV cases by 2021, report says
    South China Morning Post | 22 May 2017

    The number of Hongkongers living with HIV is expected to surge by 35 per cent in the coming four years, with 74 per cent of infections taking place among men who have sex with men, according to the latest report by the government’s Advisory Council on AIDS.

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