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16 July 2018

France: the changing characteristics of people living with HIV on hepatitis C treatment

Fewer people living with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) who have a history of injecting drug use and unstable housing are on newer, more effective HCV medication, new research from France finds.

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12 July 2018

‘Out’ vs. ‘hidden’ – how HIV transmission patterns differ in men who have sex with men

Men who don’t disclose same-sex sexual behaviour have different HIV transmission patterns compared to other men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexual men.

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29 June 2018

Stamping out stigma: does social support hold the answer?

Social support found to be the most effective component in stigma interventions among African American women living with HIV. Workshop activities themselves were not associated with significant change in experiences of stigma.

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15 June 2018

‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners.

A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration.

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18 May 2018

Access to hepatitis C treatment increasing among people living with HIV.

Increasing numbers of people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) are accessing treatment for HCV as antivirals become more effective – but challenges beyond increasing access, remain.

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09 April 2018

HIV criminalisation deters men from testing and can increase HIV transmission rates

Findings show that fear of prosecution can drive new infections, as it puts men off knowing their status.

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28 March 2018

New research explores the reasons men stop taking PrEP

Research reveals that most gay and bisexual men who stop taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the USA do so because it is too expensive or they see themselves as no longer having a need for it.  

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22 March 2018

One-fifth of all cancers in people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking

Nearly one-fifth (19%) of all cancers among people living with HIV could have been avoided by not smoking according to a recent study among people living with HIV in North America.

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30 January 2018

Chemsex is an issue among gay men living with HIV in the UK, study reveals

With three in ten gay men living with HIV engaging in chemsex in the last year in the UK, understanding its association with the country’s HIV and STI epidemics is critical to put an end to new infections.

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13 December 2017

Fixed-dose regimes ‘modestly’ lower risk of HIV treatment failure

New research compares treatment outcomes of single versus multiple tablet regimes, raising questions around cost-effectiveness.

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