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HIV i-Base, HTB: Final reports from recent conferences

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. This issue of HTB includes final reports from recent conferences, including HIVR4P and Glasgow 2018. The bulletin can…

Control HIV by treating schistosomiasis, new study suggests

Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa-- where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. Now,…

Bulgarian harm reduction drown in bureaucracy: Interview with Yuliya Georgieva

The news came as a shock: all harm reduction programs were terminated this year in Bulgaria, an EU member state. Why? Yuliya Georgieva, a veteran Bulgarian harm reduction activist from…

New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth

New British HIV Association (BHIVA) guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy have been issued this month, emphasising the continuing scientific uncertainty over HIV transmission through breastfeeding despite undetectable…

France’s health system to reimburse cost of condoms in fight against STDs

The French government said Tuesday (November 27) it would take the rare step of reimbursing prescription-bought condoms to combat the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The measure,…

HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in the title is justified. The…

PEPFAR, launched as an emergency response to AIDS, has built a bridge to the future

Just 15 years ago, in a historic act of global humanitarian leadership, President George W. Bush proposed in his 2003 State of the Union address the creation of the President’s Emergency Plan…

Could your favourite birth control put you at risk of HIV?

We could be just months away from knowing whether Depo-Provera use is linked to a higher risk of HIV infection in women. For more than a decade, obstetrician Coceka Mnyani’s…

Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well. Thirty-seven million people are now living with…

USPSTF issues draft recommendation statements on HIV screening and prevention

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of non-Federal experts, issued draft recommendation statements on HIV screening and prevention. Clinicians should screen for HIV in adolescents, adults,…