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  • Funding for HIV prevention for people who inject drugs is in crisis, experts warn

    Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the International HIV/Aids Alliance will publish a report that confirms HIV prevention services for drug injectors are losing out due to "changing donor policies and national government neglect".

    20 July 2014 | The Observer
  • Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options

    Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of development and implementation, according to a new report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group.

    20 July 2014 | HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group press release
  • Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds Dip in Donor Government Commitments for AIDS In 2013

    Donor governments in 2013 committed US$8.1 billion in new funding to support the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries, down 3 percent from 2012, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released in advance of the 2014 International AIDS Conference.

    19 July 2014 | Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Why HIV Drug Costs Are Spiking Under Obamacare

    Since the start of this year, many people with HIV have seen the out-of-pocket costs of their medications skyrocket. And advocates argue it’s not just price-gouging, but a blatant attempt by insurance companies to discriminate against patients who need expensive treatments.

    17 July 2014 | Buzzfeed
  • Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

    Four Florida insurers allegedly discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS by structuring their prescription drug benefits so that patients are discouraged from enrolling, according to a complaint filed by health advocacy groups.

    09 July 2014 | NPR
  • HIV interventions will not reach those who need them without increased efficiencies, review says

    While noting that HIV service delivery can’t be increased to needed levels with reduced resources, authors of a systematic review published in the July World Health Organization Bulletin say more efficient use of existing resources will be critical to making meaningful reductions in prevalence and infection rates.

    04 July 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Too soon for rich countries to stop HIV funding in poor ones

    The international community expects governments of low- and middle-income countries to invest more funds in their HIV responses, and to move towards fully domestically financed responses. But the political, social, economic and infrastructural factors in many low- and middle-income countries preclude domestic leadership for comprehensive HIV responses.

    04 July 2014 | The Conversation
  • New ARV prescribing guidelines for London (2014)

    The guidelines are the result of a therapeutic tender, which encourages drug manufacturers to offer volume discounts for different stages of the treatment pathway, for example, for preferred use in first-line, second-line and multiple resistant treatment.

    01 July 2014 | HIV i-Base
  • Why HIV Drug Costs Are Spiking Under Obamacare

    Since the start of this year, many people with HIV have seen the out-of-pocket costs of their medications skyrocket. And advocates argue it's not just price-gouging, but a blatant attempt to discriminate against patients who need expensive treatments.

    01 July 2014 | BuzzFeed
  • Bias Claims for Insurers in Coverage of HIV

    Health care advocates said on Thursday that four insurers offering plans in the new federal marketplace discriminated against people with HIV or AIDS by requiring them to pay high out-of-pocket costs for drugs to treat HIV, including generic medications.

    30 May 2014 | New York Times
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