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Ending the HIV Epidemic Will Take More Than Medicine

Our HIV research agenda has to address the world outside of a clinical trial, vaccine researcher Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D., argues.

By Stephaun E. Wallace, Ph.D.

This Week in HIV Research: Do We Need New Statin Guidelines?

Cholesterol guidelines may underestimate statin value; shifting from Ryan White CARE Act to Affordable Care Act coverage; HCV seroconversion and CD4 count suppression; HCV reinfection odds by risk group.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

Vienna, Austria -- Against the backdrop of some of the globe's fastest growing HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, a report launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model f...

By International AIDS Society

Request for Organizational Sign-On: Release U.S. Funding for Global Harm Reduction

The Global AIDS Roundtable is collecting organizational sign-ons for a letter urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to release U.S. funding for international syringe exchange programs before the International AIDS Conference in July. We need as m...

By Treatment Action Group

Speak Out Against the Syringe Funding Ban!

Dear CHAMPsters,

This is a critical time for all of us to be speaking out to lift the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange. Last week President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2010 budget request. This budget still includes the language that b...

By Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

HIV/AIDS Advocates Express Concern About Obama's Continuation of Needle-Exchange Funding Ban

Although President Obama previously has expressed support for needle-exchange programs as part of HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, advocates recently expressed concern that the administration's 2009-2010 budget proposal intends to continue a funding ban ...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Action Alert: Tell Obama to Lift the Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange!

Tell Obama these save lives!

The Obama Administration has pledged to support lifting the ban on federal funding of syringe exchange. It's now time to call upon President Obama to act on that pledge.

While Congress debates the stimulus package, the ...

By Housing Works

Health Officials in San Francisco Discuss Centers for Injection Drug Users

On Thursday, San Francisco's Department of Public Health (DPH) will co-host an all-day symposium examining the idea of supervised injection centers for the city.

At the centers, IV drug users can bring their drugs and inject under the supervision of...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Illinois Nears Approval of Over-the-Counter Syringe Sales

In a move that supporters hope will slow the spread of HIV and other blood-borne diseases, the Illinois House Tuesday passed a bill that would make sterile syringes available without a prescription to buyers age 18 and older. With the intent to disco...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network