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  • People At High Risk Of HIV Are Having The HIV Prevention Pill Taken From Them

    Exclusive: The NHS is stopping participants in a major study into the drug Truvada from having further access to it – a move which Britain’s biggest HIV charity said would lead some to become infected.

    29 July 2016 | Buzzfeed
  • HIV charity unfairly dismissed CEO, employment tribunal rules

    The head of the UK’s largest HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust was unfairly dismissed from her role, an employment tribunal has ruled. In 2014 Dr Rosemary Gillespie was appointed to reform the charity, which provides support services and campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV. She was fired from the charity in July 2015, less than two years later.

    29 July 2016 | Pink News
  • Gilead defeats AIDS activists who claimed the company manipulated patents

    Gilead Sciences won a victory last week when a federal court judge tossed a lawsuit in which an AIDS activist group accused the drug maker of manipulating the patent system in order to thwart competition for its HIV medicines. At issue was tenofovir, or TDF, which Gilead is replacing with a modified version known as TAF.

    13 July 2016 | STAT
  • NIH-led effort uses implementation science to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

    An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers, led by the National Institutes of Health, has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission and has published the results in a 16-article open-access supplement to the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

    08 July 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends

    The data comes from state and city health departments that collect this information on a local level, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the project's lead researcher, told Business Insider. That way, it can be pulled into one, interactive map. "We use maps to find where a Starbucks is, or where to find a pharmacy, so people are really familiar with that interface," he said.

    27 June 2016 | Business Insider
  • 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
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