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Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions

Labor to make HIV history with $53 million commitment to end new transmissions | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

If Labor wins the next federal election Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has committed $53 million to step up the fight against HIV. The commitment will include $3.6 million a year to support all states and territories in offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to another 17,500 Australians until it is listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and subsidised.


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It will also provide $10 million a year to renew Australia’s HIV response by restoring the funding and capacity that the current government has cut from HIV organisations, including the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations and Scarlet Alliance.
The funding package will also allocate $3 million a year to target ‘hidden populations’, including people that aren’t diagnosed with or currently being treated for HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
“I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.
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World First App For Those Living With HIV Shines Light On Progress

World First App For Those Living With HIV Shines Light On Progress | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

The launch of MyLife+, the world’s first comprehensive health and wellness phone app specifically designed for people living with HIV, has served to highlight the immense progress made both medically and socially in the field of HIV/AIDS, just ahead of World AIDS Day on the 1st of December.


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Developed by ViiV Healthcare, in consultation with the HIV community, and in partnership with the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA), MyLife+ helps people with HIV track their medications, blood results — including CD4 count and viral load — symptoms, and even moods. Hoping to scope the impact the app could have on those living with HIV, SameSame spoke to two HIV+ men with very different stories to tell.

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Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS

Transforming Care: Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Bringing Together Experts and the Community to Fight Health Disparities

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Equitas Health's Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity and the Ohio AIDS Coalition will host 450 activists, academics, community members, health and social service professionals at a Midwest conference to address health disparities affecting the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community. The conference will take place at The Ohio State University - Fawcett Center October 20-21st.

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How combination prevention is combating HIV in London

How combination prevention is combating HIV in London | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it
Data out earlier this month showed the huge success of HIV prevention programmes in London, with new diagnoses declining by 29 per cent last year in gay and bisexual men. Since 2015, Do It London has been promoting HIV testing and safer sex. Its latest campaign moves the conversation on to focus on treatment as prevention, and includes PrEP – which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis – a pill that can prevent you from getting HIV.
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The Uncertain Future of HIV Treatment After the Affordable Care Act

The Uncertain Future of HIV Treatment After the Affordable Care Act | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

With early access to antiretroviral therapy, research suggests life expectancy for people who are HIV-positive is approaching parity with people that are HIV negative. Apart from the imminent healthcare shift, barriers like geographical location, cultural stigma and lack of information are preventing people receiving the testing and treatment they need. All over the country, nonprofits and community centers exist to do HIV awareness and counseling work where federally funded campaigns fail. Now, however, the burden may fall on them for prevention efforts.


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Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala

Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Last night, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) raised more than 3.15 million at its 15th annual An Enduring Vision benefit gala to support HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean. American Airlines, BVLGARI, Fiore Group, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation – Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Sands Bethlehem, and Steve Tisch served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit. The star-studded evening was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Evidence Brief on European PrEP Usage

Evidence Brief on European PrEP Usage | Health, HIV & Addiction Topics in the LGBT Community | Scoop.it

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is the use of an antiretroviral medication to prevent the acquisition of HIV infection by people who are uninfected. In April 2016, the European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC) held a meeting to discuss considerations for PrEP implementation in Europe. In preparation for this meeting, ECDC and the Hornet Gay Social Network collaborated on a rapid survey about PrEP use among men who have sex with men (MSM). The objective of this survey was to examine PrEP use among MSM, including access, health care engagement and likelihood of future use.


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Fascinating PrEP research in Europe, gay men acquire PrEP online, gay men not taking PrEP likely to take.