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New WHO HIV Guidelines Call For Attention To Key Populations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO releases key population HIV guidelines, with new recommendations for PrEP and opioid overdose management, updated evidence for prison responses, call for law, policy reviews Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health…

Review Examines HIV Among Injection Drug Users In Middle East, North Africa

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV among people who inject drugs emerging, growing, largely unaddressed, and often uncounted in Middle East and North Africa Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a review published in…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 43 of the Global Fund News Flash reports from a regional workshop for South and East Asia on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new funding model. A few participants share their insights on…

World Bank Report Examines Harm Reduction Programs In Malaysia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Needle exchange, methadone programs in Malaysia save money, protect public health, World Bank-funded report finds Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a World Bank-funded report that examined the outcomes…

Growing Illicit Drug Market In Myanmar Could Increase HIV Cases, Report Says

Eleven Media: Surge in injecting drug use fueling AIDS epidemic in Myanmar, report warns “Efforts to curb illegal drug production, distribution and use in Southeast Asia have failed, and the area known globally as the Golden Triangle has seen opium cultivation more than double since 2006, a new report by…

Calls Continue For Russia To Better Address HIV Prevention, Treatment

Inter Press Service: Russia: Critics Continue To Attack ‘Hypocrisy’ Over HIV/AIDS “International bodies and local campaign groups have repeatedly criticized Russia for not doing anywhere near enough in terms of providing prevention services or access to medical treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers. The fourth Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) HIV/AIDS…

Guatemala Faces Growing Number Of HIV Cases, Al Jazeera Reports

Al Jazeera: HIV on the rise in Guatemala “Guatemala is facing a growing HIV epidemic. And towns bordering Mexico are transmission hot spots for the virus. Human trafficking, sexual abuse, prostitution and drug use in these towns create the kind of high-risk behavior that leads to HIV transmission…” Al Jazeera…

Crimea Faces ‘Human Tragedy,’ Risks To Public Health, U.N. AIDS Envoy Says

Agence France-Presse/Medical Xpress: Crimea facing ‘human tragedy’ on AIDS: U.N. envoy “The U.N. AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe on Thursday said Crimea faced a ‘human tragedy’ and risks to public health after a program for intravenous drug users was scrapped following Russia’s takeover…” (5/8).

Conflict Affecting Efforts To Curb Drug Use, HIV Spread In Ukraine, Russia

Humanosphere: From Russia with alarm: Conflict fuels fast growing HIV epidemic Natalie Flath, a health advocate and activist based in St. Petersburg, Russia, discusses drug use, the HIV epidemic, and how conflict between Russia and Ukraine is affecting efforts to prevent the spread of the virus in the region (5/9).