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Desperate patients turn to buyers clubs

What do you do when the NHS won’t buy the treatment you need?

Published
25 June 2019
From
The Economist (free registration required)
Elton John awarded France's highest civilian award Legion d'Honneur

The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron's office praised Sir Elton, 72, as a "melodic genius" and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community. He used his acceptance speech to promote his charity work.

Published
25 June 2019
From
BBC News
Kenya: 69,000 newborns at risk due to ARVs shortage

Medical personnel at several public hospitals who spoke to the Nation on the condition of anonymity said the shortage began about four months ago. They said the situation is dire, and that if no intervention is made urgently, things could turn disastrous. The administration of ARVs to newborns without HIV is meant to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission (perinatal acquisition).

Published
24 June 2019
From
The Nation
Exclusive: UNAIDS executive shortlist

Five candidates are competing for the top job at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to replace Michel Sidibé, who led the organization since 2009 and left in May this year amid controversy. The shortlist includes only one woman and four men.

Published
24 June 2019
From
Devex
The Slow Rollout Of PrEP Is Denying Gay Men Their Right To Human Dignity

Gay men are already a socially marginalised and stigmatised group – their health can no longer continue to be sacrificed, National AIDS Trust's Yused Azad writes

Published
24 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
1 in 10 People With Diagnosed HIV Must Drive Over 1 Hour for Care

Such lengthy commutes for HIV care among those with diagnosed with the virus may impede efforts to control the epidemic.

Published
20 June 2019
From
Poz
Carrying the Legacy of AIDS Activism Forward

The end of HIV transmission is within reach. But that’s just the beginning of what the movement could accomplish.

Published
20 June 2019
From
Slate
For People With HIV, Health Coverage Is Improving

A new analysis finds that Obamacare has driven down the proportion of individuals without insurance.

Published
19 June 2019
From
Poz
Low trust in vaccines 'a global crisis'

Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts. A Wellcome Trust analysis includes responses from more than 140,000 people in over 140 countries. Eastern Europe was the world region most sceptical of vaccines, with only 50% of people confident vaccines were safe, with Western Europe in second place, at 59%. People in France were also among the most likely to disagree that vaccines were effective, at 19%, and to disagree that vaccines were important for children to have, at 10%. The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health.

Published
19 June 2019
From
BBC
Ukraine: government to fund publicly procured HIV services

Ukraine has announced that it is to allocate $16 million to the country’s AIDS response for 2019-20, which will sustain and expand HIV prevention and support services for key populations as well as care and support services for people living with HIV.

Published
18 June 2019
From
UNAIDS

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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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