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News from aidsmap Belgium, Portugal and Brazil will provide PrEP through their health services; Morocco announces a PrEP study In the last two weeks, several countries have announced that they will soon launch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programmes. On 19 May, Belgium announced that it would start rolling out PrEP provision and had set aside €1 […]


News from HR17 Canadian Minister of Health opens International Harm Reduction Conference amid controversy over overdose deaths The 25th International Harm Reduction Conference (HR17) in Montréal, Canada, kicked off with a dramatic opening session, featuring Jane Philpott, Canadian Minister of Health, along with a group of angry protesters chanting ‘They talk, we die’. Read more […]


Life expectancy now near-normal in people with CD4 counts over 350 a year after starting therapy A large study of 88,504 people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), published in The Lancet journal and reported widely in the news, has found substantial improvements in life expectancy in people with HIV who started ART after 2008, […]

Body Pro – In HIV News: Treating PTSD in Long-Term Survivors and more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Survivors: There Are Solutions Many long-term survivors of HIV remain locked in painful and disabling emotional states. But with awareness and treatment, PTSD need not create even more casualties among lives shaped by traumatic events. Read More This Week in HIV Research: Non-AIDS Cancers More Common as People With HIV […]

aidsmap news: News from the International Liver Congress

News from the 2017 International Liver Congress EASL releases updated hepatitis B guidelines at International Liver Congress The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) presented revised clinical practice guidelines for the management of hepatitis B virus infection – the first update since 2012 – during a special session at its International Liver […]

NAM AIDS Map – April 26, 2017

26 April 2017 HIV-positive mothers going hungry in order to pay for formula milk Switching to generic HIV drugs cuts costs without compromising effectiveness Getting access to hepatitis C treatment Editors’ picks from other sources HIV-positive mothers going hungry in order to pay for formula milk Many HIV-positive nursing mothers in London are struggling to […]

The Body PRO – April 25, 2017

Top Stories on April 25, 2017 What Needs to Happen for PrEP to Reach All Who Need It? We asked providers and community leaders what they thought needed to happen for PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to reach everybody who needs it. Read more We’re on Twitter! For even more of the latest HIV updates and […]

 AIDSMAP NEWS  — 18 April 2017 18 April 2017 News from the BHIVA conference London data show that hepatitis C is passed on during anal sex without a condom Around one in five HIV-positive gay men who recently acquired hepatitis C report anal sex without a condom as the only behaviour that could explain their infection. […]

HIV Cure Reportedly Within Reach As Virus “Vanishes” Under New Drug Therapy

Researchers say this is “one of the first serious attempts at a full cure for HIV. by Matthew Tharrett 10/3/2016 British researchers at five UK universities believe they are on track to finding a cure for HIV after developing a new therapy that has essentially “cured” one man of the virus. The 44-year-old man is one of […]

idsmap news: Nurse-led intervention improves adherence

News from aidsmap Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to ART and is cost-effective An antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence support study conducted in the Netherlands has been hailed as “an outstanding addition to the scientific literature on adherence”. Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the result of the randomised controlled trial showed that a nurse-led adherence support programme […]