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Understanding Migrant Sex Workers: Factsheet

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Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network, Canada ), August 2018 This 8-page factsheet is produced by Butterfly, a organisation formed in Canada by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals in 2014. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to...

FDA Approves Cabenuva, the First Complete Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment

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Poz.com, January 21, 2021 On January 21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA approved the first complete injectable HIV treatment regimen that does not require daily pills. Cabenuva, from ViiV Healthcare, is administered only once a month. It is approved for people with an undetectable viral load on their current therapy who wish to switch to a long-acting regimen. Cabenuva consists...

COVID-19: pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding – statements & guidance

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Various sources, March 2020 RANZCOG statement: A message for pregnant women and their families  The Lancet Study on COVID-19 Transmission in Pregnancy  CDC Statement: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (USA)  Updated SOGC Committee Opinion – COVID-19 in Pregnancy (Canada) RCOG Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy (UK) Abortion care: UK...

Sex Work & COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies

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Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network and Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has created a lot of stress and panic, but sex workers are and always have been resourceful and resilient.  We are experts in keeping ourselves and our communities safe. We’ve been doing it for decades! We would like to share our wisdom and learn from each...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HIV & hepatitis C: What you need to know

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CATIE (Canada), 17 March 2020 An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with...

Delayed linkage to HIV care among asylum seekers

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Kronfli, N., Linthwaite, B., Sheehan, N. et al. Delayed linkage to HIV care among asylum seekers in Quebec, Canada. BMC Public Health 19, 1683 (2019). Abstract: Background Migrants represent an increasing proportion of people living with HIV in many developed countries. We aimed to describe the HIV care cascade and baseline genotypic resistance for newly diagnosed asylum seekers referred to the...

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