HIV Self-testing: Quick and Simple. UNAIDS. (2018)

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The decision to take an HIV self-test is yours and yours alone. No one else should force you to take an HIV test, either an HIV self-test or any other type of HIV test.

 


Keywords: HIV, self-testing, privacy

 

 

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Drug Dependence Treatment in Thailand: Progress against Persistent Concerns. Tanguay P and Ngammee V. (2018)

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In 2016, the Kingdom of Thailand formally decided to re-allocate responsibility for drug dependence treatment from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) by the end of 2018. The reforms are designed to increase voluntary access to client-centred drug dependence treatment where the MOPH will be expected to develop guidelines, operating standards and monitoring and evaluation indicators to assess performance. Although Thailand’s drug treatment system has raised significant concerns over the past 15 years, this change is intended by the Government to indicate a shift in the overall approach to drug use and dependence to one based on health and human rights.


Keywords: law enforcement, human rights, harm reduction, drug
 

 

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Progress Report on Access to Hepatitis C Treatment. WHO. (2018)

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This report updates the first edition, published in 2016, and reviews the progress countries have made in expanding access to life-saving DAAs. The report reviews the main challenges countries face and describes recent developments in relation to five key factors that determine access to DAA medicines: affordability, quality assurance, regulatory approval, government commitment and financing. It highlights key areas for action by ministries of health and other government decision-makers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and technical partners. 


Keywords: HCV, treatment, medicines, response

 

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Briefing Paper: Drug Dependence Treatment in Thailand. Tanguay P and Ngammee V. (2018)

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This paper offers a brief analysis of these two challenges in light of current policies and practices, along with recommendati ons for overcoming them to ensure the implementati on of a drug treatment system that can result in improved health and human rights outcomes for people who use drugs and people dependant on drugs.

 


Keywords: drug, treatment, human rights, services
 

 

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An Informal Consultation on Validation of Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis. WHO Office of the Representative to Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. (2018)

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The consultation was convened in Malaysia (Putrajaya, 27 to 28 February 2018) by the Malaysian Ministry of Health and WHO to discuss potential approaches for validation of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B inviting national and international experts.

 

 


Keywords: HIV infections, child, maternal health, hepatitis B, syphilis

 

 

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Ending an Epidemic: Prioritizing People who Inject Drugs in HCV Elimination Efforts. International AIDS Society (IAS). (2018)

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Nearly a quarter of the world’s new HCV infections occur among people who inject drugs (PWID): lack of access to sterile needles, syringes and other injection equipment renders them highly vulnerable to HCV. Legal and structural barriers also greatly increase HCV risk among PWID. Worldwide, more than 50% of the 15.6 million PWID are HCV antibody positive. Without urgent, strategic and measurable action that includes PWID, HCV will continue to inflict a staggering, and increasing, burden of preventable illness and death among families, communities and countries. 


Keywords: PWID, HCV, HIV,  treatment, harm reduction

 

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Sex Workers’ Experiences of Stock-outs of HIV/STI Commodities and Treatments. NSWP Global Network of Sex Work Projects and ITPC International Treatment Preparedness Coalition. (2018)

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Sex workers experienced stock-outs of antiretroviral drugs for HIV in more than half of the countries that responded to the consultation, in all types of health care settings. Sex workers experience forced treatment interruptions and involuntary medication changes due to stock-outs, and are forced to travel long distances to access commodities and treatments due to stock-outs in their local areas. This ultimately leads to a lack of trust in health services and systems.


Keywords: HIV, sex workers, drugs, health care, treatment

 


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Regional Framework for The Triple Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis in Asia and the Pacific, 2018-2030. WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. (2018)

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Every child should be given the best chance to start life healthy and free from preventable diseases. Mother-to-Child transmission to HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis can be effectively prevented by immunization, and screening and treatment of pregnant woman. 

The Regional Framework for the Triple Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Syphilis in Asia and the Pacific 2018-2030 suggests a coordinated approach to delivering these interventions using the shared maternal, newborn and child health platform to achieve elimination.


Keywords: HIV, EMTCT, hepatitis B, syphilis

 

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Standard Protocol to Assess Prevalence of Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia among Pregnant Women in Antenatal Care Clinics. WHO. (2018)

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This document has been designed to provide a framework to support local and national STI prevalence studies. The aim of these studies is to understand the burden of disease of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), two priority STIs that can cause adverse birth outcomes. For this, the objective is to epidemiologically describe the prevalence of these two infections among pregnant women and, by proxy, the general population in the country.


Keywords: ANC, clinics, testing, treatment, pregnant women, adolescents, young adults

 

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Transitioning to an Optimal Paediatric ARV Formulary: Implementation Considerations. WHO. (2018)

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Antiretroviral treatment (ART) optimization is a key pillar in the AIDS Free agenda to reach the goal of ensuring 95% of all infants and children have access to lifesaving treatment.

This policy brief outlines key considerations to facilitate effective transition to more clinically appropriate regimens as optimal ARV medicines and dosage forms become available.

 

Keywords: HIV, ARV, paediatric, treatment, children

 

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