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  • US study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program

    A study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

    21 June 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Cultural Sensitivities Obstacle at UN AIDS Conference

    No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.

    09 June 2016 | New York Times
  • Latest UNAIDS numbers shows impacts of inequities — including in program norms

    A look at the charts and graphs reveals a disquieting asymmetry, that, in turn, highlight the role that expanded treatment outreach and access, and strong and adequately equipped health systems will have to play in that prevention.

    01 June 2016 | Science Speaks
  • How the Bernie Sanders Campaign Alienated HIV/AIDS Activists

    All Bernie Sanders had to do to curry greater favor with HIV/AIDS activists was to meet with them and listen to their concerns, reinforcing that fighting HIV/AIDS would be a Sanders administration priority. That was it, and he couldn't do it. He didn't even come close.

    01 June 2016 | The Body
  • Rhetoric Versus Reality: Can the Next President 'End AIDS' in the United States?

    What would "ending AIDS" as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2025 look like?

    31 May 2016 | The Body
  • A question of timing: A lawsuit claims Gilead Sciences could have developed a less-harmful version of its HIV treatment sooner

    More than a decade ago, researchers at Gilead Sciences thought they had a breakthrough: a new version of the company’s key HIV medicine that was less toxic to kidneys and bones. But in 2004 Gilead executives stopped the research, only to restart it as the expiration of tenofovir’s patent in 2018 neared.

    30 May 2016 | Los Angeles Times
  • New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

    Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

    26 May 2016 | The Body
  • India sacks foreign-funded consultants; health programs may suffer

    India is firing dozens of foreign-funded health experts working inside the government, seen as part of a broader clampdown to reduce the influence of non-government organizations (NGOs) on policy. Of the nearly 140 people who run India's HIV/AIDS program, 112 are consultants seconded from foreign organizations.

    06 April 2016 | Reuters
  • Investing in community advocacy and services to end the AIDS epidemic

    Greater investment in civil society and community-based service delivery is critical to the Fast-Track approach. Outreach to key populations in low- and middle-income countries should grow to about 7.2% of total investments by 2020, and the estimated resource needs for community-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy should grow to about 3.8% of total investment.

    06 April 2016 | UNAIDS
  • PrEP Pricing Problems

    A number of barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake, use, and adherence have been identified—cost shouldn’t be one of them

    02 April 2016 | TAG
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