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  • Moscow police detain HIV activists over drug cost picket

    Police in Moscow have briefly detained eight activists who picketed outside the presidential administration's headquarters to protest the high cost of HIV treatments in Russia.

    14 May 2015 | Yahoo News
  • Why are organizers being forced to cancel HIV Walk for Life?

    It would cost more money to put on than it would raise for HIV positive people living in poverty

    14 May 2015 | Gay Star News
  • What's So Controversial About AIDS Healthcare Foundation?

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), founded in 1987, is the largest, community-based HIV/AIDS medical care provider in United States, serving more than 413,000 clients across the world. It has recently been accused of a far-reaching kickback scheme that extended to 12 states, according to a lawsuit unsealed last week at a federal court in South Florida. But it also has a history of practices that have spurred controversy or raised ire with some in the HIV/AIDS community and government officials.

    20 April 2015 | The Body
  • Revolutionary PrEP program in Illinois halted by governor before launch

    In December 2014 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) publicly unveiled a program aimed at increasing access to the drug Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to help HIV-negative people remain uninfected. But shortly after Governor Bruce Rauner took office, he issued an Executive Order that halted all “nonessential” spending in Illinois, which included PrEP4Illinois.

    12 April 2015 | AIDS Chicago
  • The Angry Fallout from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandal

    Michael Weinstein, the polarizing and famously litigious head of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just got a taste of his own medicine when a stunning Whistleblower lawsuit against AHF filed last year was unsealed and made public. The suit, brought by three former staffers who claim they were fired when they raised questions of financial impropriety, charges the agency with ten counts of defrauding the government, conspiracy, and a “multi-State kickback scheme”.

    10 April 2015 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Lawsuit Claims AHF Defrauds Federal Programs of $20M a Year

    In a whistleblower lawsuit, three ex-employees of AIDS Healthcare Foundation allege that AHF is guilty of illegal patient-referral kickbacks.

    09 April 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Alert: Serbia is losing harm reduction

    The situation with harm reduction in Serbia is getting increasingly alarming after withdrawal of the Global Fund. Three organizations doing HR programs in Serbia for more than a decade are struggling to maintain services. We want a different future for their beneficiaries. ""Please use your communication with donors to put Serbia back as eligible for funding the harm reduction programs - we keep knocking on closed doors. The EU is the biggest donor here and has no health programs whatsoever; as for other donors, we are ineligible whomever we approach, and keep losing on relevance to the calls,“ says Miodrag Atanasjevic, NGO Veza, Belgrade, Serbia.

    02 April 2015 | Eurasian Harm Reduction Network
  • Leading drugs charity DrugScope to close due to lack of funds

    DrugScope, the UK’s leading independent centre of drug and drug abuse expertise, is to close due to a lack of funds.

    31 March 2015 | The Guardian
  • England government unveils £650k in new HIV spending

    The English Government has revealed that £800,000 of new money will be spent on HIV prevention, and to reduce the numbers of late diagnoses. A new £500,000 innovation fund was unveiled, which has been administered by Public Health England (PHE), and will allow small organisations to bid for funding of up to £50,000.

    13 March 2015 | Pink News
  • NAT (National AIDS Trust) ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of upheaval and delay in national HIV prevention spending

    The Department of Health has announced its plans for investment in HIV prevention for 2015-16. 

    13 March 2015 | NAT press release
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