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Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

Published
16 October 2017
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Gay Community News
Gay rights activists welcome NHS questioning of patients over sexuality

NHS England has issued a new standard requiring staff to “record sexual orientation at every face to face contact with the patient, where no record of this data already exists”. It argues that the data is needed to ensure it meets its obligations under the 2010 Equality Act and will help it better tackle health problems that are more prevalent among lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Published
16 October 2017
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The Guardian
How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.

Published
16 October 2017
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Vice
Doctors Are Worried That NHS Charges Will Stop Vulnerable Patients Getting The Treatment They Need

Overseas patients will soon be legally required to pay upfront for some NHS treatments, which many professionals say will get in the way of treating them safely.

Published
13 October 2017
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BuzzFeed
HIV JUSTICE Toolkit to support advocacy against HIV criminalisation now online

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE today announced the launch of the HIV Justice Toolkit, which aims to support advocates to oppose HIV criminalisation at all levels – from educating communities and lawmakers to defending individual cases.

Published
10 October 2017
From
HIV Justice Network
California Governor Signs Bill Modernizing HIV Crime Laws

Starting January 1, it will be a misdemeanor—instead of a felony—to knowingly expose or infect a partner without disclosing.

Published
10 October 2017
From
Poz
Films open up the lives of Christians affected by HIV

A video series produced by Christians living with, or affected by, HIV called Positive Faith, explores the relationship between HIV and faith.

Published
10 October 2017
From
Church Times
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

Published
09 October 2017
From
MSMGF
California lowers penalty for knowingly exposing partners to HIV

Starting January 1, 2018, it will no longer be a major crime in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday that lowers the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor.

Published
09 October 2017
From
CNN
2017 Is the Year That HIV Stigma Is Finally Loosening

Studies have proven that having an undetectable viral load means you can't transmit HIV—and people are finally waking up.

Published
09 October 2017
From
Vice
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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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