Author Archives: Health

NAM aidsmap partners with Animade on new World AIDS Day film U=U

NAM aidsmap has teamed up with award-winning animation studio Animade to produce U=U for World AIDS Day 2020. The film fights stigma with knowledge by reinforcing the ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ consensus statement that people with HIV on effective treatment can’t pass on the virus. We are delighted to have been chosen by Animade to work… Read More »

Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis

The featured 2019 BBC documentary, “Addicted: America’s Opioid Crisis,” explores the depth of the nation’s addiction to opioid painkillers and the role played by Purdue Pharma and other makers of the drug. As noted in the film, opioids kill more people than any other drug on the market, and it’s the only type of drug… Read More »

Glasgow outreach service shows the feasibility of PrEP for people who inject drugs

A proactive, outreach-based service for people who inject drugs has successfully delivered the HIV prevention medication PrEP in the midst of Glasgow’s HIV outbreak, Dr Ceilidh Grimshaw of Sandyford told the virtual British HIV Association conference this week. Very few PrEP programmes for people who inject drugs have reported results and ongoing engagement with healthcare… Read More »

UK: Black people less likely to be engaged in HIV care, with more cases of viral rebound

There are ethnic disparities in relation to two key indicators of the quality of HIV care, but there are no differences in viral suppression within a year of starting treatment, Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan told the virtual British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference yesterday. Although the differences are not large, dealing with them is necessary if the… Read More »