Community reports

RITA: HIV and smoking

The most recent issue of RITA from the Center for AIDS in Houston is on HIV and smoking. (PDF)

This issue includes three main articles.

  • An interview with Jonathan Shuter on motivating and helping HIV positive smokers to quit, including discussion of his innovative online quitting program, PositivelySmokeFreeMe.
  • A review article analyzing smoke-ending strategies in people with HIV.
  • A review article summarizing the impact of smoking on health of HIV-positive people and how that impact differs from smoking’s effect in the general population.

The issue also includes two 2-page summaries: “Ten things every HIV positive smoker should know” and “Ten things every HIV clinician should know about smoking.”

HIV criminalisation

A new report “Advancing HIV Justice 2” shows that HIV criminalisation is a growing, global phenomenon.

However, advocates around the world are working hard to ensure that the criminal law’s approach to people living with HIV fits with up-to-date science, as well as key legal and human rights principles. (PDF)

ChemSex forum

As recent meeting in London on HIV and ChemSex has posted workshop materials online.



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