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  • How Mike Pence used Obamacare to halt Indiana's HIV outbreak

    Two years later, the vice president is helping lead the Republican effort to dismantle the program.

    21 February 2017 | Politico
  • Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

    Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

    15 February 2017 | GNPPlus
  • Obamacare significantly expanded insurance for people with HIV

    The first national analysis of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with HIV showed significant increases in health insurance coverage among people infected with the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report released on Tuesday.

    15 February 2017 | Reuters
  • How Thailand eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission

    Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health reports.

    09 February 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • What Could Happen to Your HIV Health Care Under Trump -- and What You Can Do About It

    American people living with HIV/AIDS who get their health care through Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare or Ryan White are rightly scared about what is going to happen to their coverage amid Trump's and Republican's plans to repeal Obamacare and remake Medicare and Medicaid. I asked three HIV health care experts -- Kenyon Farrow at Treatment Action Group (TAG), Bill McColl at AIDS United and Lindsey Dawson at Kaiser Family Foundation -- to sketch out three possible scenarios: best, middle and worst case for people living with HIV.

    31 January 2017 | The Body
  • Trump's Block Grants Would Destroy Medicaid, Bedrock of HIV Care

    The federal-state Medicaid program has been the bedrock of HIV/AIDS treatment and care since the beginning of the epidemic -- and like so many other effective, successful and humane government initiatives, President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress want to destroy it.

    30 January 2017 | The Body
  • English High Court refers Truvada SPC case to EU Court of Justice

    The English High Court has referred a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) dispute over Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) to Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The SPC if granted would effectively extend Gilead's patent rights over Truvada till 2020. If rejected Truvada's patent protection would expire at the same time as tenofovir's, i.e. this summer. For the full judgment, see http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2017/13.html#para8

    27 January 2017 | Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (free subscription needed to read)
  • Nigeria’s anti-homosexuality laws block access to care

    LGBT+ people in Nigeria experience discrimination that hinders their access to health care, including for mental health problems that have been overlooked by many organisations, the Bisi Alimi Foundation has reported based on an online survey.

    24 January 2017 | Sci.dev.net
  • What will Donald Trump's presidency mean for health? A scorecard

    We propose criteria on which the global health community can judge the success or failure of a Trump presidency, based on a selection of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that apply to health.

    24 January 2017 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
  • Exhibit A for Republican Obamacare repeal challenge: people with HIV

    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
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