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One in four HIV patients experience intimate partner violence

According to the CDC, one in four HIV patients in the United States experience intimate partner violence - which could be anything between physical assault to stalking.
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Why does the U.S. need an STI National Strategic Plan?

Open Access Government discusses STI prevention in the U.S., and the benefits and priorities of the STI National Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
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‘London patient’ becomes second person permanently cured of HIV

The 'London patient' joins the 'Berlin patient' as the second person in history to be cured of HIV, which is achieved via transplant of rare HIV-resistant stem cells.
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People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.
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Supporting adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds

Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer Dr Dianne Morrison-Beedy highlights the major issue of how adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds have been forgotten in evidence-based sexual risk reduction interventions.
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Science needs to overcome “structural racism” to end the HIV epidemic

A new report published in The Lancet investigates why 43% of HIV deaths in 2018 happened in the Black community, with policy solutions for the ongoing HIV epidemic.
HIV care, mHealth

Improving self-management in HIV care with mHealth

Here, Professor Bertrand Lebouché introduces ‘warm’ mobile health technology to enable better self-management in HIV care.
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Canada: Far behind other G7 countries in eliminating new HIV infections

Gary Lacasse, Executive Director with Kelly Puddister and Patrick Wright from the Canadian AIDS Society, argue that Canada is far behind other G7 countries in eliminating new HIV infections, with a 25.3% increase in new cases reported between 2014 and 2018.
HIV risks for women, drought

How is climate change increasing HIV risks for women?

When it comes to HIV risks for women, researchers found that natural disasters force vulnerable women to take any chance to secure resources - whether through transactional sex or engagement in early marriage.
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The EUMCA: Pioneering access to medicinal cannabis

Professor Trevor Jones, Chair at the European Medicinal Cannabis Association, speaks to Nishat about their plans for EU patient access to medicinal cannabis.
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Could hormone replacement therapy boost your immune system?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses whether hormone replacement therapy could boost your immune system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How is coronavirus impacting the most vulnerable people in our society?

Philip Baldwin, a leading LGBTQ and human rights activist, highlights the urgent work the government still need to do to protect vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.
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The effect of ‘fake news’ on the medical industry

In the current moment, how severely is the viral misinformation online (from anti-vaccination movements to deadly 'miracle' cures) impacting the medical industry?
traumatic brain injury, disease control

Controlling and preventing diseases: A focus on traumatic brain injury

The work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is examined here, with a special focus on traumatic brain injury.
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UAE: Prisoners do not have access to HIV treatment

Here, Human Rights Watch discuss how United Arab Emirates (UAE) prison authorities are limiting access to HIV treatment for non-national prisoners.
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The priorities for tackling viral hepatitis in Africa

In this exclusive interview with Prof Olufunmilayo Lesi, Regional Medical Officer for Viral Hepatitis from the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the Africa Region, discusses tackling viral hepatitis in Africa.
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The burden of viral hepatitis in the WHO Region of Africa

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28th July 2019, the WHO Regional Office for Africa detail the key issues when it comes to the burden of viral hepatitis in the WHO Region of Africa.

Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Human Rights Watch

South African authorities are obstructing efforts to decriminalise sex work and end the HIV pandemic, Human Rights Watch and the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) said in a report.
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International Women’s Day: Women and HIV awareness

In this article, HIV activist Philip Baldwin illuminates issues surrounding women and HIV for International Women's Day 2019.
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New approach to engaging rough sleeping and homeless community

Public Health England South West coordinated a multi-intervention day with local healthcare providers, charities and services to provide TB screening for the rough sleeping and homeless community.

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