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Ending the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat is possible, and within reach, if resources are pooled effectively according to global leaders, leading academics, policy makers and people in the treatment industry and the HIV community at the annual summit, Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals
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HIV self-testing effective for reaching MSM in China
Self-testing for HIV can be an effective way of increasing uptake of HIV testing and reaching high risk sub-groups of men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. An online survey conducted in China, found that 20.3 percent of MSM in the country had self-tested for HIV at least once in their lives.
HIV positive mothers likely to stop treatment after delivery
Mothers living with HIV in South Africa often discontinue HIV care after their child is born and has tested negative for HIV, as they perceive their own health as unimportant.
The war on drugs has failed: Global Commission on Drug Policy launches new report
The Global Commission on Drug Policy met this week in New York for the launch their new report, Taking Control: pathways to drug policies that work. The report calls on world leaders and policymakers to re-think and reform global drug policy, moving away from the ‘war on drugs’ stance, which they argue has failed, to a stance focused on human rights and access to healthcare.
Visceral leishmaniasis-HIV co-infection an emerging global health issue
Visceral leishmaniasis-HIV (VL/HIV) co-infection is an emerging global health issue, prominent in Africa, and on the rise in South America and India. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease that develops from the leishmaniasis parasite, which is transmitted via the bite of a sand fly. VL is the biggest global parasite killer after malaria, and is a major concern for people living with HIV (PLHIV) as a potentially life threatening co-infection.