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Community caregivers hailed essential to African HIV response

10 September, 2013

Caregivers Action Network (CAN) and Cordaid study highlights the importance of caregivers in the HIV response at community level in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Late diagnosis of HIV infection significant issue across Europe

6 September, 2013

Late presentation of HIV infection remains a significant issue across the European continent, despite marked improvements in recent years. According to research published in PLOS Medicine this week, late diagnosis decreased from 57.3 percent in 2000, to 51.7 percent in 2010/2011, across the whole continent.

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Activists warn against dismissal of PrEP in Uganda

5 September, 2013

Ugandan government has rejected the proposed use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention tool - this move is being questioned by activists who believe that, as part of a combination prevention package, PrEP is a proven and effective HIV prevention method.

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Myanmar: Progress in HIV response but gaps still remain

29 August, 2013

Myanmar has witnessed positive steps forward in the national HIV and AIDS response in recent times. While there are still significant gaps in the provision and coverage of HIV services, increased commitment and available funding are signs for cautious optimism.

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UNITAID highlight challenges of HIV prevention scale-up

27 August, 2013

Thousands of new HIV infections could be averted annually if more HIV prevention tools were made more affordable, according to a new UNITAID report on HIV prevention products.

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India: Increase in HIV transmission through blood transfusion

21 August, 2013

The Times of India has reported that some Indian states have experienced a rise in the number of people becoming infected with HIV through blood transfusions in recent years.

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Migrant sex workers in Thailand vulnerable to HIV

19 August, 2013

Migrant sex workers in Thailand are at an increased risk of HIV, as many are unable to access free healthcare once in the country. Unlike Thai sex workers who can access HIV treatment and prevention services under the universal healthcare system, migrant sex workers are often unregistered and illegal, and represent a key missing population in Thailand’s HIV response.

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UK lifts restrictions on NHS staff living with HIV

15 August, 2013

The UK government has announced that an outdated regulation, which restricts healthcare staff living with HIV from undertaking certain procedures, is to be lifted.

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