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1 hr ago | Advocate

Op-ed: Vladimir Putin's AIDS Crisis

On Sunday 12,000 of the world's top scientists, physicians, advocates and other experts convened in Melbourne, Australia, to open the 2014 International AIDS Conference, an annual gathering dedicated to the prevention, treatment and eradication of one of the most pervasive infectious diseases afflicting young gay men like me at home and abroad.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Australia, World News, Gay/Lesbian, Food and Drug Administration, Opinion

5 hrs ago | Aidsmap

Read Globally, 1 in 12 MSM have been arrested for same-sex behaviour

Ifeanyi Orazulike, of the International Center for Advocacy on Rights to Health, speaking at AIDS 2014.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Gay/Lesbian, Australia,

9 hrs ago | New York Magazine

findingsThe Scientific Case for Decriminalizing Sex WorkIt could be...

Arguments in favor of decriminalizing prostitution often rely on empathy for sex workers themselves: Activist and journalist Melissa Gira Grant contends, for example, that criminalizing sex work implicitly condones violence against sex workers , who are often afraid to go to the police to report violence and are frequently ignored when they do.


Related Topix: Journalism, Australia, World News

13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Emma Email Marketing Recruits Oracle Responsys Vice President

Emma , a provider of best-in-class email marketing software and services, today announces the appointment of industry veteran Simon O'Day as its vice president of global.


Related Topix: Marketing, Australia, World News, Stanford University, Nashville, TN

Wed Jul 23, 2014


World's coolest bookstores

Stunning El Ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires was once a theater. The theater boxes have been turned into reading spaces.


Related Topix: South America Travel, Argentina Travel, Travel, Buenos Aires, Argentina Travel, Portugal, World News, Asia Travel, China Travel, Detroit, MI, Australia


Bill Clinton at AIDS 2014: We Must Use Resources Better to Fight HIV

Former President Bill Clinton told delegates at the 20th International AIDS Conference that the global fight against HIV needs to find more economically efficient ways to combat new infections, according to a new release from AIDS 2014, which is taking place this week in Melbourne, Australia, and is organized by International AIDS Society .


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Australia, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Baltimore Sun

Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies flown to Netherlands

Bells pealed and flags flew at half mast across the Netherlands on Wednesday on a day of grief tinged with anger ahead of the arrival of the first bodies of victims from a Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine last week on a flight from Amsterdam.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Australia

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Legalizing Prostitution Would Protect Sex Workers From HIV

If prostitution were legal around the world, the transmission of HIV among female sex workers would go down by at least a third, according to a paper presented at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Transgender

Windsor Beacon

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

The Salinas Californian

Study: More positives for HIV pillsStudy: More positives for HIV...

After the study ended, they were offered the chance to keep getting the pills for free, and three-quarters agreed.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014


After 'Dyesebel,' Anne flies to Australia for break

After her hit fantasy series "Dyesebel" ended its run last Friday, lead actress Anne Curtis is now taking a short break in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News

Science Daily

Anti-cancer drug kicks HIV out of hiding

An anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV, a pilot study by HIV researchers has shown.


Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Slate Magazine

Myths and Misreporting About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

By now you have certainly heard of the luckiest man alive - the flying Dutchman who cheated death twice.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Australia,

New Scientist

Latest HIV purge claims prompt calls for more caution

HIV has been undetectable for more than three years in the blood of two Australian bone-marrow recipients.


Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Medical News Today

Hope for new HIV treatment following biomarker discovery

Median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels who received therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x in exploratory, ad hoc, subset analysis by St George's and Bionor Pharma Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential ... (more)


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Australia, World News

Congleton Guardian

Branson urges 'drugs war' rethink

Drug users should be treated with compassion rather than criminalised, Sir Richard Branson has said, as he called for a rethink of current "repressive" policies on drugs.


Related Topix: Richard Branson, Australia, World News

KHOU-TV Houston

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Transgender, UC San Francisco

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Prison

The New Zealand Herald

Twelve Questions: Rodney Wayne

Rodney Wayne was a butcher with two young children when he decided to retrain as a hairdresser.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Home Gardening, Home, Australia, World News,

Wall Street Journal

Australia Regulator Censures RBS

MELBOURNE, Australia-Australia's securities regulator has censured Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC after the bank found some of its traders likely tried to influence the daily setting of the country's benchmark interbank lending rate.


Related Topix: Australia, World News