HIV/AIDS

What Happens When a Syringe Exchange Is Shut Down

HIV infections are surging in Cabell County, West Virginia. On April 4, 2019, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health…

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Gilead Relinquishes Its PrEP Patent—But Did It Mislead Investors?

On May 8, pharmaceutical company Gilead quietly announced that it will relinquish its exclusive patent on Truvada for HIV pre-exposure…

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New Study: Syringe Service Providers Could Have Prevented the Scott County HIV Outbreak

In the wake of the unprecedented outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs in Scott County, Indiana 4 years…

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Sharing “Cookers” Heightens HIV Transmission Risk—But There’s An Easy Way To Fix That

Sharing injection drug preparation equipment, like "cookers," increases people's risks of transmitting HIV, according to a study released online in…

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Bernie Sanders Backs #BreakThePatent Fight for Universal PrEP Access

The fight for universal access to PrEP medication for HIV prevention was picked up by Vermont Senator and presidential hopeful…

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Huge Harm Reduction Gathering Allows Portugal to Teach the World

To walk down the hill to the Douro River in Porto on a sunny day is to navigate a delightful…

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Hep C Treatment Is Scarce Behind Bars—And Jeopardized Upon Release

In April 2010, Sean tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Aged 37, he…

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The Justice Gap: Trump Budget Attack on Legal Aid Orgs Targets Drug Users, HIV-Positive People

Many of the policies peddled by the Trump administration sound like a broken record. A case in point is its…

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In Approaching Nicotine, Let’s Learn From Past Harm Reduction Victories

Alternative nicotine products—including e-cigarettes, lower-risk tobacco alternatives like snus, and heat-not-burn devices—have fallen under disproportionate levels of scrutiny all over…

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#BreakThePatent: Activists Fight for Universal Access to Overpriced HIV Medication

Nothing for us without us!" In a spacious ballroom crowded with attendees at the AIDSWatch 2019 gathering in Washington, DC…

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