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Orban is not delivering health for Hungary

Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic strength over the health of their people...An OECD Country Health Profile on Hungary in 2017 offers a stark comparison with health outcomes in other European Union (EU) countries. Life expectancy in Hungary is nearly 5 years below the EU average...lower than all of Hungary's immediate neighbours with the exception of Romania. Under Orban's leadership, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has more than doubled in a decade, rising from 1·0 per 100 000 in 2005 to 2·7 per 100 000 in 2015.

Published
21 April 2018
From
The Lancet
Uganda:HIV Patients to Get Rewards for Taking ARVs

Mildmay Uganda and the United States based RAND Corporation yesterday launched a five-year research study of rewarding people living with HIV who take their antiretroviral drugs consistently.

Published
20 April 2018
From
AllAfrica
Mumbai fast-tracks AIDS response by spearheading innovations to end epidemic by 2030

Population growth and fast urbanization, fuelled by sustained immigration and accelerating mobility, are rapidly changing the socio-economic and behavioural patterns of people in big cities.

Published
20 April 2018
From
UNAIDS
New care standards for HIV aim to boost quality despite funding pressures

Treatment advances mean that HIV is becoming more common in people over the age of 50, and services need to better reflect the need for care over the life course, says the British HIV Association today on the issue of its latest set of quality standards for people living with HIV.

Published
20 April 2018
From
OnMedica
Top HIV cure research team refutes major recent results on how to identify HIV persistence

An international team focused on HIV cure research spearheaded by The Wistar Institute in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, Spain, established that the CD32 molecule is not a preferential biomarker to identify HIV silent reservoirs within the immune system of patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), as proposed by a recent landmark study.

Published
19 April 2018
From
Medical Xpress
Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis

Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ISGlobal - an institution supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation - and led by the European Liver Patient's Association.

Published
19 April 2018
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
The Man Who Deliberately Infected Five Gay Men With HIV Has Been Jailed For Life

Daryll Rowe became the first person in England to be convicted of intentionally spreading the virus after infecting five men and attempting to infect five more. One of his victims told BuzzFeed News: "He's got what he deserved."

Published
18 April 2018
From
Buzzfeed
First long-term study finds half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS

Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease. The total was $562.6 billion over the 16-year period. Annual spending peaked in 2013 with $49.7 billion. Two years later, $48.9 billion was provided for the care, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

Published
18 April 2018
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Vaginal implant might stop HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a promising new medical device that could help protect women from HIV. The technology consists of a vaginal implant that basically reduces the amount of targets the virus can latch onto during sex, and may prove a more effective measure than some anti-HIV drugs or condoms in fending off infections.

Published
17 April 2018
From
New Atlas
Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

Published
17 April 2018
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Corresponsales Clave
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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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