Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations

Published: March 31, 2015

CSR wire Original Article:  bit.ly/1ageHcb LONDON, United Kingdom , Mar. 31 /CSRwire/ – ViiV Healthcare today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations around the world. Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed …

Nigeria: Strengthening the HIV/Aids Intervention Programmes in Nigeria

Published: March 31, 2015

allAfrica Jacinta Nwachukwu and Franca Ofili Original Article:  bit.ly/19GFNHX Nigeria, with an estimated population of 160 million, ranks second to South Africa in the factsheet on countries with people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide, representing nine percent of the global burden of the disease. According to a recent report of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nigeria has put in …

HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

Published: March 31, 2015

aidsmap Liz Highleyman Original Article:  bit.ly/1bOun6I In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies – such as anal sex and having other sexually transmitted infections – researchers in the Netherlands also saw an association with nasal and injection drug use and lower CD4 cell count, they reported in a …

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

Published: March 31, 2015

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK Original Article:  bit.ly/1GJB2ej The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color. The multi-faceted strategy will respond to the severe burden of HIV …

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post Dr. Alvaro Bermejo Original Article:  huff.to/1INxtCT I was looking forward to meeting the leaders of community responses to HIV from across the world. We had decided the 2015 meeting would be in February in India, a country that has led the way developing the generic anti-retroviral drugs that keep millions alive, a country that has taught us …

CMS, HHS Leverage Health IT To Improve HIV/AIDS Treatment

Published: March 31, 2015

iHealthBeat Original Article:  bit.ly/1bOksOD CMS has awarded $8.7 million to a New York-based not-for-profit to leverage health IT in an effort to improve HIV/AIDS medication adherence, Health Data Management reports. Award Details VillageCare, a provider of post-acute and chronic care services, received the grant as part of CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s second round of Health Care Innovation …

Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment, though fewer in the east

Published: March 30, 2015

aidsmap Gus Cairns Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwFv3W The large EMIS survey of gay men living in Europe has found that over 70% of respondents with HIV are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of those who have never started ART or have stopped, by far the most common reason was a doctor’s recommendation that they did not need to take it. A higher …

Mar 30 2015 Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

Published: March 30, 2015

NAT Original Article:  bit.ly/1Ge7bdp NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. The guide, created in partnership with the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA), explains the importance of evidence from health and care professionals for the new disability benefits, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA*) and …

Why We Need Regular HIV Testing Everywhere

Published: March 29, 2015

vocativ Luke Malone Original Article:  voc.tv/1G9Qdg8 Far from the 1980s and early 90s, when an HIV diagnosis was mostly a death sentence, today there are 31 FDA-approved antiretroviral drugs to treat and manage HIV infections—slowing down the virus and improving quality of life. So when almost 50 percent of people tested for HIV at Atlanta’s Grady Hospital—the only ER in the city to offer routine testing …

9 Ugly Faces of HIV Stigma

Published: March 29, 2015

THE ADVOCATE Tyler Curry Original Article:  bit.ly/1xQc0IB Stigma surrounding HIV has become almost synonymous with the virus itself. But what does "HIV stigma" mean, exactly? It isn’t something that can easily defined. Instead, HIV stigma must be examined through the collective experiences of the people who have been affected by the virus and those who suffer from AIDS. These are …

Is Lee Daniels Responsible For Perpetuating Myths About Black Men On The "Down Low"?

Published: March 29, 2015

QUEERTY Graham Gremore Original Article:  bit.ly/1bLfl1w “There is a perception that high HIV rates in Black communities are due to pervasive homophobia,” Charles Stephens writes in a new op-ed published by RHRealityCheck. “This notion is overly simplistic and does not advance discussions around building bridges among heterosexual and LGBT Black communities.” Stephens then points his finger at Lee Daniels, the openly gay …