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Glasgow’s major HIV outbreak amongst people who inject drugs shows no sign of slowing

In 2015, an HIV outbreak was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. Three years on the outbreak has still not been controlled, and over 100 PWIDs in…

Voicing community interests in the Global Fund

A guideline for the involvement of people living with HIV in Global Fund’s Country Coordination Mechanism The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific…

Bringing HIV services closer to people in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Absamov Mannap Kamilovich works as a peer consultant in a primary health-care clinic in the city of Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. Mr Absamov injected drugs for more than 20 years,…

‘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. New research into prisoner perspectives on…

EATG launches a report on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe

Today, the European AIDS Treatment Group launches a report along with recommendations on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe. At the same time, a pilot Spring European…

Papua New Guinea launches its first report on key populations

Papua New Guinea has published the results of its first comprehensive survey on key populations in the country. The report is the conclusion of a study that collected estimates of…

South Africa: Providing healthcare to men who have sex with men is complex but possible

Research has shown that addressing HIV in certain key populations is a priority in order to end the epidemic in the general population. Key populations are groups identified by the…

Call for WHO & UNODC to revise guidelines on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

The European AIDS Treatment Group together with 188 organisations has co-signed an open letter initiative by the International Network of People who use Drugs addressed to the WHO and UNODC…

Human touch and targeted screening helps to reduce HIV outbreak in Athens

Greece experienced a large increase in 2011 in the number of new HIV infections among people who inject drugs. The number of new diagnoses in Athens usually hovered around 11…

Improving data on key populations

UNAIDS has relaunched its Key Populations Atlas. The online tool that provides a range of information about members of key populations worldwide—sex workers, gay men and other men who have…