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Authorities in the Czech Republic have dropped their case against 30 HIV-positive gay men accused of having unprotected sex and spreading HIV – a criminal offence in the country.
The Gates Foundation awards grant to expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for key populations in Kenya.
The world’s largest drug consumption facility has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, giving people who use drugs a safe place to use illicit substances in a way that will limit harm to themselves, and to those around them.
The UK High Court has today ruled that the National Health Service (NHS) England can legally provide the game-changing HIV prevention drug, Truvada, as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to HIV negative people most at risk of HIV – but only if it chooses to.
Prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) among people who inject drugs in Europe is very high – in excess of 50% across six countries in the region and an estimated 84% in Portugal. But a new report released by EU drug body for World Hepatitis Day (July 28), shows that a combination of new treatments and prevention interventions gives significant reason for optimism in curbing the HCV epidemic among drug users in the region.
A bold new framework, part of the ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ initiative, was launched at AIDS 2016 with the aim of ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.
Only one in six of the 29 million people who are dependent on drugs are accessing the vital treatment and support services they need, according to new data released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
25 million transgender people experience difficulties in accessing services that can help them feel supported and keep them both physically and mentally healthy, according to a landmark Lancet series on transgender health.
People who watch the popular MTV series ‘MTV Shuga’ for over six months are more than twice as likely to get tested for HIV compared to those who do not watch the show.
An injectable version of the opiate substitution treatment (OST) buprenorphine – which is delivered through an implant – has been approved for use in the USA by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).