NEW Guideline on when to start Antiretroviral Therapy and on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV

Elaine Abrams, Tsitsi Apollo, Janet Bhila et al., Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2015)

The new WHO guidelines recommend that people living with HIV be started on antiretrovirals (ARVs) as soon as possible after being diagnosed. Currently, many people living with the virus globally must wait until their CD4 counts fall to 500 to start treatment. According to the WHO, the move to early treatment –or what some have dubbed the “test and treat” model –is backed by the latest research.

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians

Hassan, G, Kirmayer, LJ, Mekki- Berrada A., et al., Eds.: UNHCR, (2015)

The document is primarily meant to inform mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) staff, such as: psychologists, psychosocial counsellors, social workers, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and others who are involved providing individual or group counselling, psychotherapy and/or psychiatric treatment for Syrians

Recommendations for Conducting Ethical Mental Health and Psychosocial Research in Emergency Settings

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, (2014)

2015 Pipeline Report HIV, Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Tuberculosis (TB)

Polly Clayden, Simon Collins, Mike Frick, et al., Eds.: A. Benzacar; HIV i-BASE/TREATMENT ACTION GROUP, (2015)

Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research toward a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development

World Atlas of BCG Policies and Practices

Alice Zwerling, Marcel Behr, Aman Verma, et al., Eds.: McGill University & McGill University Health Center Montreal; Public Health Agency of Canada, (2015)

This interactive website provides detailed information on current and past BCG policies and practices for over 180 countries. The Atlas is designed to be a useful resource for clinicians, policymakers and researchers alike, providing information that may be helpful for better interpretation of TB diagnostics as well as design of new TB vaccines

Sexually transmitted infection treatment challenges

Sepehr Tabrizi and Marcus Chen, (2015)

This series highlights current challenges to the management of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium, non-gonococcal urethris, bacterial vaginosis, syphilis and Trichomonas vaginalis. We have assembled a collection of state-of-the-art reviews that capture the latest evidence and opinions on where future treatment efforts should be placed. BMC Infectious Diseases

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