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  • German agency criticises European programme for speeding some drug approvals

    In pointed remarks, Germany’s cost-effectiveness watchdog has criticised an effort by European regulators to accelerate approval for new medicines by limiting its requirements for evidence. The concerns raised by the agency come as regulators on both side of the Atlantic increasingly look to such approaches to get new drugs to patients with unmet medical needs. At issue is a proposal called adaptive pathways, a term used to describe a method for jumpstarting drug approvals for select patient populations. Two years ago,an EMA pilot programme was launched to compare initial data used for approval with so-called “real world” data, which is subsequently gathered after the medicines are in use.

    18 August 2016 | STAT
  • Do trade deals threaten India as low-cost HIV drug maker?

    We wondered if it’s true that the next round of agreements, both those that involve the United States and those that don’t, would undermine some large drug makers in India.

    09 August 2016 | Politifact
  • People At High Risk Of HIV Are Having The HIV Prevention Pill Taken From Them

    Exclusive: The NHS is stopping participants in a major study into the drug Truvada from having further access to it – a move which Britain’s biggest HIV charity said would lead some to become infected.

    29 July 2016 | Buzzfeed
  • NHS England tried to sabotage hepatitis C drugs release because it couldn't afford them, doctors claim

    NHS England tried to sabotage the release of hepatitis C drugs because it couldn't afford them, it has been claimed. Under current procedures, drugs approved by Nice typically become widely available to NHS patients after a statutory period of 90 days. However, the BMJ claims: “In an apparent panic over high prices and affordability, NHS England deployed many delaying tactics to block timely access to the hepatitis C drugs.”

    28 July 2016 | The Independent
  • South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to Receive Treatment

    All HIV positive inmates in South Africa's correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count.

    22 July 2016 | AllAfrica
  • South Africa: Produce HIV Drugs Locally, Says Science Minister

    Durban -South Africa should advocate for the creation of local HIV drug manufacturing companies and stop depending on foreign pharmaceutical multinationals for these drugs, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

    22 July 2016 | AllAfrica
  • WHO Updates Patent Status Info For New Hepatitis C Medicines

    The World Health Organization has issued updated information on the patent status of hepatitis C medicines, including assessments of hurdles for affordable generic versions of latest drugs.

    21 July 2016 | Intellectual Property Watch
  • MSF Calls for Immediate Implementation of Quality HIV Care in Neglected Communities

    Global HIV/AIDS leaders at the International AIDS Conference in Durban must develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to HIV treatment in countries in West and Central Africa where coverage remains below 30 percent, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Tuesday.

    21 July 2016 | MSF
  • AIDS 2016 Demo: Activists jam Durban’s streets

    Up to 5,000 people, including activists and people living and affected by HIV /AIDS marched on Monday July, 18, 2016, jamming the streets of Durban to demand universal treatment, support, funding and care for all people living with HIV. They … more →

    19 July 2016 | Key Correspondents
  • AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

    In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

    18 July 2016 | AIDS 2016
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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