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  • UK: Government cuts are brewing a sexual health crisis

    Rising demand for sexual health care amid reduced budgets and privatisation puts further strain on an under-resourced sector.

    27 June 2016 | The Guardian
  • House subcommittee bill flat funds global HIV and TB

    In a year when global health leaders have projected a need to extend HIV and tuberculosis services to millions more people, a draft spending bill for the fiscal year beginning October 1 proposes keeping funding for global AIDS and tuberculosis programs and for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria exactly where it is.

    23 June 2016 | Science Speaks
  • New UN treatment targets for HIV/AIDS would be 'expensive but worth every penny'

    A new study finds that implementing the United Nations targets for HIV testing and treatment would be an expensive but ultimately very cost-effective way to increase survival, reduce the number of children orphaned by HIV, and contain the global AIDS epidemic.

    31 May 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • HIV services face cuts in worst hit areas

    Support services for people living with HIV in South London are at risk of being cut, it has been revealed today. The proposed cuts to advice and counselling services will affect people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, where HIV rates are soaring far above the national average.

    25 May 2016 | Terrence Higgins Trust
  • With new data, states can better focus HIV prevention for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

    HIV prevention for MSM has long been complicated by a lack of complete data.Now, Emory University researchers, in collaboration with CDC, have provided that crucial information Exit Disclaimer. The researchers estimated HIV rates for MSM in every state, and in most counties and cities nationwide.

    18 May 2016 |
  • Covering Costly HCV Tx: Who Makes that Call?

    Forcing U.S. states to cover pricey treatments for people with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) would cause the Medicaid budget to "explode," according to a Medicaid representative.

    11 May 2016 | MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
  • It’s Time to End Insurance Restrictions on Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatments

    As consensus on the shortsightedness of insurance restrictions on life-saving hepatitis C treatments continues to build, it’s time for private insurers and Medicaid programs to give all Americans suffering from this devastating disease a chance at a cure.

    10 May 2016 | American Journal of Managed Care
  • Study: Cheaper to cure hepatitis C sooner than later

    Although it would take a huge investment at the outset, treating hepatitis C patients could save $800 billion in the next 20 years and free up treatment for thousands of people with other liver disease.

    10 May 2016 |
  • A Way Out of the Dismal Arithmetic of Hepatitis C Treatment

    This special issue of The American Journal of Managed Care presents important new peer-reviewed research about the consequences of this dismal arithmetic of HCV treatment. The papers cover ground ranging from the out-of-pocket costs of a DAA treatment course to the real-world consequences—both economic and clinical—of failing to treat.

    10 May 2016 | American Journal of Managed Care
  • 'Aggressive' pricing helps Merck steal hep C share with newcomer Zepatier

    Merck & Co. has yet to report first-quarter earnings, so industry watchers still don’t know exactly how much market share the company’s new hep C combo treatment, Zepatier, has scored since winning approval in late January. But so far, comments from its competitors suggest it’s doing pretty well for itself.

    03 May 2016 | Fierce Pharma
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