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  • Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

    Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.

    2 hours ago | IRIN
  • The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

    Sizwe Nzima was a high school student in Cape Town, South Africa, when he would pick up the medicine for his HIV-positive grandparents, who had difficulty traveling to the clinic themselves. Because of the long lines, Nzima usually waited hours and often made multiple trips to the clinic before and after school. So there he was, sitting on a hard wooden bench at the clinic one day about four years ago, when he had an idea: Why not start an HIV medicine delivery service?

    18 November 2014 | NPR (blog)
  • South Africa: SA Can Overcome HIV Challenge - Deputy President

    South Africa has the ability and resolve to overcome the challenge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.

    11 November 2014 | AllAfrica.com
  • IDWeek 2014: Behavioral and Financial Incentives May Improve HIV Treatment Outcomes

    While making medications free can remove barriers to access for individuals who cannot pay for treatment, data suggest that for most people accessing care in industrialized countries, "making medications available for free or low cost will not solve problems with medication non-adherence," according to a presentation by Kevin Volpp from the University of Pennsylvania last week at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia.

    16 October 2014 | HIVandHepatitis.com
  • Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'

    More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey has suggested. A third of the UK physicians surveyed said patients would come with suggestions for what prescription they should receive, but fewer than 5% of doctors felt it was helpful.

    02 October 2014 | BBC
  • Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages

    People with HIV in India are facing stoppages and shortfalls in their HIV treatment that have been blamed on supply bottlenecks, late payments to drugmakers and at least one large Indian manufacturer boycotting the process, complaining that the government was not paying it for its supply.

    05 September 2014 | Reuters
  • The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct

    In 2008, a consortium of concerned international NGOs and advocacy organisations introduced the NGO Code of Conduct for Health System Strengthening, which highlighted how disproportionate funding for NGOs, rather than for public sector health systems, has undermined public services in many developing countries.The NGO Code of Conduct outlines a set of proposed best practices for NGOs to support local public services. However, after promoting the NGO Code of Conduct for 5 years, the behaviour of some NGOs seems unlikely to change unless donors hold them accountable for adhering to these best practices.

    27 August 2014 | The Lancet
  • AIDS Progress in South Africa in Peril

    PEPFAR has poured more than $3 billion into South Africa, largely for training doctors, building clinics and laboratories, and buying drugs. Now that aid pipeline is drying up as the program shifts its limited budget to poorer countries, so the South African government must find hundreds of millions of dollars, even as its national caseload grows rapidly.

    26 August 2014 | New York Times
  • Study points the way forward for global HIV services and other chronic conditions

    Millions of people in need would benefit from HIV services in developing countries that are moving towards universal health coverage if these services were run more efficiently and integrated better.

    03 July 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Kenya: Is integrated methadone and HIV care possible?

    In Kenya, people who inject drugs have a constant daily battle with poverty and addiction. From waking to sleeping, they need to get money to live. This battle takes time. Their HIV care has to come second to the immediate need to survive. People who inject drugs say that lack of time is the main reason they do not access HIV care.

    13 June 2014 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
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