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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What would "ending AIDS" as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2025 look like?
31 May 2016 | The Body