Before the Affordable Care Act, people living with HIV had huge problems accessing medications and insurance. HIV is just one of the challenges Republicans face as they attempt to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, a law that brought health insurance coverage to some 20 million people.
09 January 2017 | Reuters
People across the nation are worried for the future of America’s health insurance system. Will an incoming administration led by President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress fulfill promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made along the campaign trail? What will become of people who now benefit from the ACA, particularly people with pre-existing conditions like HIV? And, what—if anything—can people who are worried do?
03 January 2017 | BETA blog
Across the U.S., people of color living with HIV are less likely to be on antiretroviral therapy and virally suppressed than their white counterparts. But new research, with data from the Medical Monitoring Project, indicates that we’re making progress in closing gaps in treatment equity.
12 December 2016 | BETA blog
A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.
02 December 2016 | World Health Organization
On World AIDS Day (1 December) the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is releasing a call-to-action on how the needs of people living with HIV should be met by the changing NHS in England.
02 December 2016 | National AIDS Trust
At The King’s Fund, we have been working on a project to understand how HIV services have been affected by the NHS reforms. In order to understand how local systems have dealt with the new commissioning arrangements, we are studying four geographical case studies from across England. We want to explore how areas are developing their own frameworks and networks around HIV prevention, treatment and support services.
02 December 2016 | The King's Fund
The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. Although Trump said little about HIV during the presidential campaign, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his conservative Cabinet picks suggest many of the advances of the Obama years may be rolled back. But all agreed that it is hard to predict specific details.
01 December 2016 | Bay Area Reporter
Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House puts President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — and health insurance for some 20 million Americans — in grave peril.
09 November 2016 | Politico
PrEP Access In Europe, a report provided by the PrEP in Europe Initiative [PiEi], a coalition of leading HIV organisations that includes NAM, has called for European governments to make the HIV preventative drug PrEP available to those at imminent risk as a matter of urgency.
In a new report published this week, PiEi also call on governments to provide more information about PrEP and make it widely available to the public, so they can fully comprehend the advantages of the drug themselves.
01 November 2016 | Gay Times
Exposure to infectious patients, high HIV rates and a lack of ventilation in facilities are some of the reasons healthcare workers in South Africa have the one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world.
27 October 2016 | Health-e