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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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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.
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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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New HIV research finds no link to contraceptive methods

New HIV research conducted in 4 African countries found no significant difference in the risk of HIV infection among women using one of three highly effective, reversible contraceptive methods.
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New online tool supports people living with HIV to tackle stigma

NAT (National AIDS Trust) has partnered with Reason Digital, to create a ground-breaking online tool to support people living with HIV, to talk to and inform other people and tackle stigma.
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Insights: Life after an HIV-positive diagnosis

This LGBT history month, Philip Baldwin speaks to Nishat from Open Access Government about living with an HIV-positive diagnosis, Gay rights in Russia, women with HIV, Hepatitis C stigma and iconic historical figures.
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Emerging and vector-borne disease research and training

Dr Leonard E.G. Mboera discusses the importance of studying emerging and vector-borne diseases at The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance.
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Tackling HIV in the African Region: Improving the health and well-being of people

The WHO Regional Office for Africa are tackling HIV in the African Region to improve the lives and wellbeing of people dealing with the disease.
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New HIV diagnoses across the UK has fallen

Data published by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that new HIV diagnoses in the UK have decreased from 5,280 to 4,363
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Supporting research and new knowledge

Martin Ince discusses the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) support for research and new knowledge In April, the Economic and Social Research Council will become one of nine bodies making up a new organisation in British public life, UK Research and Innovation. One of its aims will be to...
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Developing IOT in healthcare

Jon Lee-Davey, IoT Health Lead at Vodafone, and Bernard Vrijens, from the University of Liege explain how IoT in healthcare can revolutionise hospitals
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HIV transmission stigma still persists despite scientific evidence

A new campaign from the Terrence Higgins Trust aims to debunk some of the myths and beliefs surrounding HIV

HIV and sexual health services require a long-term strategy

The future of HIV and sexual health services is far from certain, says Debbie Laycock, Head of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs at Terrence Higgins Trust
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Towards the 2030 health goals: European action on HIV and viral hepatitis

European action on HIV and viral hepatitis is at a necessary turning point to meet 2030 SDGs, writes Dr Masoud Dara of the WHO Regional Office for Europe 2030 is a milestone year for world leaders, and for all of us, as our action to end the AIDS and hepatitis...
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How do we reduce HIV transmission in Southern and Eastern Africa?

Better understanding of the factors at play will enable efforts to reduce HIV transmission in Southern and Eastern Africa, where incidence rates are highest The global HIV epidemic peaked at 3 million new infections in the year 2000. However, since 2010 the decline has stalled at 2 million new infections...
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The Swedish agenda to end AIDS by 2030

Gabriel Wikström, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, sets out the Swedish agenda to end AIDS by 2030 to Open Access Government Today we have the knowledge and tools to end AIDS by 2030, but to reach zero AIDS related deaths, stop the HIV epidemic and prevent discrimination,...
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Funding the future of HIV in the UK

Debbie Laycock, Head of Policy at the Terrence Higgins Trust sheds light on the future of HIV among budget cuts and already stretched key services  Many readers will remember HIV and AIDS in the 1980s – the gravestone adverts and the public health campaign that we recently heard Margaret Thatcher...
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Are we standing in our own way on the path to a cure for...

Although there are many reasons to celebrate the life-extending benefits from antiretroviral therapeutics (ART) for HIV/AIDS and the ability to chronically manage patients’ disease for decades, the majority of people around the world living with the virus do not have access to ART and those that do, have over...
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HIV-1 vaccine remains the best solution

Professor Tomáš Hanke of the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford discusses why the development of HIV-1 vaccine remains a high global health priority Since the first report of AIDS in 1981, an estimated 60 million people have become infected with HIV-1, of whom some 25 million have died. Over 90%...

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