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Andrew Herxheimer’s memorial meeting [videos]

“Dr. Andrew Herxheimer, DIPEx and Healthtalk.org co-founder and trustee sadly passed away in February 2016. A memorial meeting was held in the Friend’s Meeting House, St Giles in Oxford on 15 November 2016 to celebrate his life and work. The presentations were filmed and can be found” at this link.

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NHS Scotland to fund PrEP as prophylaxis

‘Scotland will become the first place in the UK to routinely offer Prep to eligible patients. … [Scottish Medicine Consortium]’s decision relates to its use on a preventative basis by people who do not have the virus.’ BBC News. Had the SMC studied The Penrose Inquiry and pondered why more dried-blood-product haemophiliacs acquired HIV-positivity than those who […]

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RIP Liam Scheff

IRF is sad to report the death of Liam Scheff. Scheff’s contribution to AIDS dissent was buttressed by his sharp humour. Read his final blog post here. You can see his other content by browsing the rest of that site.

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Gscene erases reporting of Positive Hell’s QWFF award

Referencing our press release, Gscene reported Positive Hell‘s award win at QWFF on their site before removing it a few days later [original link | backup]. The magazine must’ve undoubtedly received pressure. But what’s so controversial about reporting a fact, that a film won an award? 29/3/16 update: The Gscene link is now working again. It seems […]

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Praise for Positive Hell from South Africa

“Evil cannot triumph over the truth and good forever. I too assembled a group of friends today here in South Africa to watch the film [Positive Hell]. I wasn’t watching it for the first time but my friends were. I’ve never seen so many adults’ emotions shifting from curiosity to anger and pain in such […]

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Short film: ‘Censored’ on YouTube and showing tonight at QWFF

Meditel and Yellow Productions have produced a short film about the censorship of Positive Hell which you can watch here. Theatregoers to the Queens World Film Festival tonight in New York will be shown both Censored and Positive Hell, with a Q&A featuring IRF’s Joan Shenton and Rethinking AIDS President David Crowe. Update 16/3/17: Press release […]

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New marketing target for PrEP: African-American women

According to the CDC, African American women make up 62 percent of women diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. White women account for 18 percent, with Latinas at 14 percent. McCray says the CDC is planning in the upcoming months to produce campaigns targeted at Black women that educate them on their risk and how […]

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NEJM: Call for longer-term studies on ARV toxicity

A recent letter in the NEJM by Janet M. Wojcicki, Ph.D., M.P.H. features the paragraph: Studies have shown cardiac risks associated with in utero exposure to zidovudine3 and poor growth outcomes at 5 years of age with exposure to nevirapine or zidovudine.4 However, few studies focus on longer-term outcomes in sub-Saharan African populations, and most […]

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Case of HIV ‘infection’ following PrEP

In a new article in The New England Journal of Medicine, a case has been described of a man acquiring HIV-positivity after administration of PrEP with evidence negating infection prior to medication. If studied deeply this will surely exonerate the NHS’s decision not to fund PrEP.

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