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05 January 2018

2020 family planning targets in doubt besides progress

The 2020 goal of reaching 120 million additional girls and young women with modern contraceptives is likely to be missed, despite millions of new users.

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21 December 2017

The challenge of HIV drug resistance as prevalence exceeds 10%

As HIV drug resistance increases in low- and middle-income countries, getting people onto antiretroviral treatment means little in the long run if treatment programming is not also strengthened.

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16 October 2017

Backlash from civil society as PEPFAR announces three-year strategy

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is to accelerate efforts in just 13 countries under its news strategy. But critics say this narrowed focus could lead to a resurgence of the HIV epidemic.

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29 September 2017

Disagreement over best treatment regimes for pregnant women with HIV

A BMJ international panel made up of women living with HIV, specialist doctors, and general practitioners recommends non-tenofovir based treatment regimes for pregnant women living with HIV.

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08 September 2017

HIV funding cutbacks: severe health outcomes for minimal financial gains

Savings would be ‘small and transient’ – raising significant ethical and efficacy concerns about the benefit of US budget cuts for HIV programming abroad. 

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15 August 2017

Criminalising drug users linked to increased HIV levels

A ground-breaking review provides stark evidence of the damage criminalisation has on preventing and treating HIV among people who inject drugs.

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03 August 2017

Injectable antiretroviral drugs – a ‘remarkable milestone’

Long-lasting antiretroviral drugs injected monthly present a ‘remarkable milestone’ in treatment options for people living with HIV

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28 July 2017

Focusing on those with advanced HIV in the era of 'Treat All'

In the era of treat all, renewed emphasis is needed on the 39% of people living with HIV who start treatment late who are at an increased risk of deaths and opportunistic infections.

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20 July 2017

HIV drug resistance is rising and needs urgent attention, says World Health Organization

Without urgent action, HIV drug resistance is set to derail the HIV response and presents a significant threat to public health, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns today.

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27 June 2017

Hepatitis C, HIV and tuberculosis cause greatest harm for drug users globally

The UNODC highlights disease burden, increased opioid abuse and a lack of treatment access in their global state of drug use report.

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