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W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General

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.

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12 hours ago
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New York Times
1990s AIDS Crisis revisited: Heroin and Fentanyl crisis has the U.S at a public health ‘turning point`, researchers say

The widespread distribution in North America of synthetic opioids such as the painkiller Fentanyl is becoming the new norm and the spiralling number of overdose deaths associated with contaminated street heroin urgently needs an effective and committed public health emergency response, delegates attending the second day of the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference (HRI7) were told today.

Published
16 hours ago
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HR 17 press release
United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

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?

Published
20 hours ago
From
Rolling Stone
Unexpected side effects with generic abacavir – and potential for rare reactions to other generic ARVs

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.

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20 hours ago
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HIV i-Base
Trump's Restrictions For Abortion Funding Overseas Could Hinder HIV Prevention

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.

Published
20 hours ago
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NPR
Germany—ready to lead by example to end AIDS

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.

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20 hours ago
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UNAIDS
Hepatic steatosis worsens faster in HIV mono-infection than HIV/HCV

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.

Published
20 hours ago
From
Healio
Here’s why I’m afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV

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.

Published
20 hours ago
From
BETA blog
People with HIV have impaired respiratory health, even when viral load is undetectable

HIV-positive people have impaired respiratory health, even when they have viral suppression with antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from London report in HIV Medicine. Respiratory health was compared between HIV-positive

Published
23 hours ago
By
Michael Carter
Melbourne man tests positive to HIV while taking preventative drug

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."

Published
22 May 2017
From
The Age (Melbourne)
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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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