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  • 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
  • Statement on the provision of PrEP and PEP

    The Association of Directors of Public Health is calling for NHS England to commission a national programme for PrEP and for their commissioning of PEP to include the open access sexual health services commissioned by local authorities... Correspondence from NHS England to local authority commissioners makes it clear that they will not reimburse PEP provided by local authorities' sexual health services.

    30 March 2016 | Association of Directors of Public Health
  • AIDS Advocates from Across the U.S. Call upon Presidential Candidates to Make Ending the Epidemic A Priority

    Secretary Clinton's mischaracterization of the Reagan Administration on Friday, March 11, sparked nationwide upset from HIV/AIDS advocates, service providers, people living with HIV, and loved ones of those lost to the epidemic. But it also has created an opportunity to bring HIV/AIDS to the forefront of the conversation during this campaign season.

    17 March 2016 | TAG
  • Migrants on the NHS: 'You're targeted because you have an accent'

    Mary was hit with a £5,000 bill after her son got meningitis. Campaigners say NHS staff are put in an impossible position when forced to decide on eligibility.

    07 March 2016 | The Guardian
  • CROI 2016: HIV trial data raises the question of how to end an epidemic when men are “missing but in action...”

    Studies highlighting HIV treatment gaps among men and how to address them.

    01 March 2016 | Science Speaks
  • Progress report on promises made to improve South Africa’s health services

    Over the last three years South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has made several promises to improve health care in his annual state of the nation address. This includes fighting TB, improving life expectancy and reducing maternal, infant and under five mortality. Health and Medicine Editor Candice Bailey asked a panel of academics to assess whether the promises have been kept.

    11 February 2016 | The Conversation
  • Fast-Track cities update, December 2015

    This report reflects on the actions taken by cities and by the four core partners— the city of Paris, UNAIDS, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC)—towards ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

    24 January 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Obama's State of the Union: 'We're on Track to End HIV/AIDS'

    Surely a nod to the HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks in Indiana, Obama said he hopes the nation will battle prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.

    14 January 2016 | Poz magazine news
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