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  • Lawsuits claim insurers unfairly refuse pricey hepatitis C drugs

    Two Washington state insurers — Group Health Cooperative and BridgeSpan — are targeted in class-action lawsuits that claim the companies are unfairly rationing new drugs that can cure hepatitis C based on high cost, not medical need.

    03 February 2016 | Seattle Times
  • Activists United and Ignited by Urgency for HIV Prevention in Europe: EATG and AVAC call for the rollout of PrEP as a proven HIV prevention strategy

    Initiated and organised entirely by the community of people living with and at risk for HIV, the second European HIV Prevention Summit brought together representatives of civil society, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and academia in Brussels between 29 and 31 January. In addition to a thorough examination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the summit discussed the latest developments in the research fields of vaccines, rectal and vaginal microbicides and antibodies and their utility in HIV prevention.

    03 February 2016 | EATG
  • High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS – how to get involved

    This URGENT ACTION ALERT aims to inform civil society organizations on how to get involved in the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be held during the UN General Assembly in New York in June 8 - 10 2016.

    02 February 2016 | ICASO
  • HIV is not transmitted under fully suppressive therapy: The Swiss Statement – eight years later

    In summary, in the past eight years one randomised and two on-going observational trials continue to support the “no-risk” hypothesis of the Swiss statement, while the basis for the statement – the absence of observed cases – has further increased over time. Perhaps the most important legacy of the Swiss statement has been the empowerment of people living with HIV.

    30 January 2016 | Swiss Medical Weekly
  • Building patient groups for viral hepatitis – a new online resource for healthcare professionals

    In this guest blog, Jeffrey Lazarus talks about the importance of patient groups for viral hepatitis and introduces a new tool launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance.

    22 January 2016 | BMC Blogs Network (blog)
  • TB community borrowing a page from HIV/AIDS

    The Lung Meeting has morphed into the type of gathering that international HIV/AIDS meetings pioneered, where advocacy and community building are as much a part of the agenda as scientific presentations. “The conference used to be nothing like this,” said Lucica Ditiu, who heads the Stop TB Partnership, a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. “Being in South Africa, where there’s leadership and a community movement, it’s positioning TB for the first time in the same conversation as HIV.”

    12 January 2016 | Science
  • 16 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016

    They come from nearly every corner of the world. They are engaged in local communities and on the international scene. They include mothers, artists, a fugitive, a performer, and a drug smuggler. They are speaking out, acting up, and in some cases risking their personal safety and liberty.

    06 January 2016 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Collaboration and Conflict: Looking Back at the 30-Year History of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group

    The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) supported groundbreaking research that transformed a death-sentence disease into a chronic illness that could be managed for decades with medication. It is now the largest network of therapeutic clinical trial units in the world.

    23 December 2015 | JAMA
  • Did Liz Taylor Really Run a Bel Air Buyers Club for AIDS Meds, As Kathy Ireland Claimed?

    Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy as the pioneering celebrity AIDS activist is secure. But she was not in the trenches or at the barricades, and no one expected her to be. That’s why Kathy Ireland’s story about Taylor running a Bel Air buyers club sounded to me like bullshit.

    13 December 2015 | New York magazine
  • Activism: Positively Negative

    Jim Eigo was called back into action against HIV/AIDS.

    11 December 2015 | Poz
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