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  • Zimbabwe on track to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

    In 2010, when the project began, Zimbabwe had one of the highest burdens of new HIV infections in the world, with a mother-to-child HIV transmission rate of approximately 30 percent. Today, the rate of transmission has been reduced to 6.7 percent and is continuing to fall, putting Zimbabwe on track to be one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

    19 November 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • High Cost of HIV Meds, Other Drugs Should Be Top Presidential Concern, Most Americans Say

    Rising drug costs, particularly for medications that treat chronic infections such as HIV, will likely be a hot-button issue during the 2016 presidential election cycle, according to a new poll from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The survey reveals strong support across party lines for governmental action to ensure that drugs are affordable for those who need them.

    11 November 2015 | The Body
  • Addressing the Costly Whiteness of AIDS Service Organizations in the South

    An uncomfortable and not confronted truth of the matter, both throughout the South and nationally, is that the leadership of AIDS service organizations (ASO) usually does not reflect the communities that need care most.

    10 November 2015 | The Body
  • 'Significant Victory' as Gilead Expands Co-Pay Assistance for Truvada as PrEP

    Gilead Sciences announced its Truvada as PrEP co-pay assistance program will cover a total annual benefit of $3,600 with no monthly limit, according to Gilead spokesperson Ryan McKeel. The new program is effective November 6.

    06 November 2015 | Poz
  • UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world, according to OECD report

    The UK has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world according to a damning new report which said the nation has an “outstandingly poor” record of preventing ill health.

    05 November 2015 | The Independent
  • Yemen: Treating HIV/AIDS beneath the bombs

    In the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS are receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, around half of them in the capital, Sana’a. With the outbreak of war in March 2015, ensuring the continuity of the treatment is a critical challenge.

    03 November 2015 | Médecins Sans Frontières
  • India risks backsliding on success against HIV - UN envoy

    New HIV infections in India could rise for the first time in more than a decade because states are mismanaging a prevention programme, the United Nations envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific said. Earlier this year the Prime Minister cut the federal AIDS budget by a fifth and asked states to fill the gap, even though their poorly-run bureaucracies were already slow in releasing funds to their AIDS prevention units.

    12 October 2015 | Reuters
  • Sobering Results from Real World HIV Treatment Analysis

    The proportion of people with HIV whose treatment is successful appears lower in the real world than in clinical trials, a researcher said here.

    12 October 2015 | MedPage Today
  • San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment

    San Francisco is serving as a model for other cities. The city that was once the epidemic’s ground zero now has only a few hundred new cases a year, the result of a raft of creative programs that have sent infection rates plummeting.

    06 October 2015 | New York Times
  • HIV: Experience Level of Family Physicians Matters

    The study found that family physician HIV experience was strongly associated with receipt of ART by HIV-positive patients, especially among those seeing only family physicians for their care; those seeing a family physician with the highest level of HIV experience were almost twice as likely to receive ART as counterparts seeing less experienced family physicians.

    03 October 2015 | Medscape (requires free registration)
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