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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.


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.


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.


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.


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The UK government has announced that an outdated regulation, which restricts healthcare staff living with HIV from undertaking certain procedures, is to be lifted.


US approves first combined rapid antigen & antibody test

9 August, 2013

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first rapid HIV test that detects both HIV-1 p24 antigens, and antibodies to HIV-1 or HIV-2.


EU urged to step up support to Eastern European HIV response

6 August, 2013

The European Union (EU) is under pressure to review the level of support it provides to neighbouring Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union region to respond to the HIV and AIDS epidemic.


UK: Hepatitis C diagnosis up by a third in two years

30 July, 2013

United Kingdom hepatitis C diagnoses have increased by a third between 2010 and 2012, according to a new report published by Public Health England.