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Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

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Medical News Today, May 2017 The criminalization of drugs is a leading factor in the world’s HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, say researchers who’ve undertaken a sweeping review of research on laws and policies prohibiting drug use. Assistant professor Kora DeBeck of SFU’s School of Public Policy, who is a research scientist with the BC Centre for...

The quality and effectiveness of interventions that target multiple risk factors among young people

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2016, doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12573 Abstract Objective: To identify evaluations of interventions that target multiple risk factors in high-risk young people, describe their characteristics, critique their methodological quality and summarise their effectiveness. Methods: A search of the literature published between 2009 and 2014 identified 13...

Impact of Opioid Substitution Therapy on Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes

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Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 25. pii: ciw416. [Epub ahead of print] Impact of Opioid Substitution Therapy on Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected people who inject drugs (PWID) frequently encounter barriers accessing and remaining on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Some studies have suggested that opioid...

Evidence Lacking on Pelvic Exams in Asymptomatic Women

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American Academy of Family Physicians, July 06, 2016 03:30 pm In 2010, physicians performed more than 60 million pelvic examinations in the United States. And although this is a common element of physical exams, it remains unclear whether performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women significantly affects disease morbidity or mortality. On June 28, the U.S. Preventive Services...

Women under-represented in HIV clinical trials

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nam/aidsmap, 08 February 2016
Less than a quarter of people taking part in clinical trials for antiretroviral medications are women, potentially limiting the generalisability of findings, according to a systematic review published in the February 1 edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
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Prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas in Aboriginal Australians

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Prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review and meta-analysis Sexual Health – , Submitted: 25 August 2015  Accepted: 5 November 2015   Published online: 18 January 2016 Abstract: Higher notification rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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