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Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Kiwi HIV patients 'denied access to medication'

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) says Kiwis with newly diagnosed HIV infections are being unfairly penalised by outdated policies denying them access to important medication. Currently people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand cannot access medication until their CD4 cell (white blood cell) count has dropped below 500.

Published
24 November 2016
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Newshub
UNITAID and ANRS launch initiative in Cameroon to bring new HIV treatments to Africa

A study launched in Yaoundé will test the latest generation of HIV treatment based on Dolutegravir under local conditions, with a view to establishing its viability in Africa. The results of the study are intended to inform the World Health Organization’s guidelines for the treatment of HIV patients in Africa. If successful, they will help to accelerate the opening of the market for these combinations to manufacturers of generic medicines and thereby reduce prices as well as improve access.

Published
17 November 2016
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UNITAID
Promising trends continue in UK diagnosis and treatment rates

A ‘mini report’ of the latest figures on HIV diagnoses, late diagnosis, and treatment uptake in the UK reports generally good results, with downward trends in infections, the

Published
07 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Hepatitis B testing should be done before hepatitis C treatment due to risk of HBV reactivation

People considering direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C should first be tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and monitored throughout therapy, as elimination of hepatitis C virus

Published
07 October 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
EASL issues new hepatitis C treatment recommendations for all genotypes

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) released its latest recommendations on treatment of hepatitis C at a special meeting last Thursday in Paris.

Published
26 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Delays in updating HIV treatment guidelines in Africa blocking early treatment for millions

Delays in adopting the World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 recommendation of HIV treatment for all threaten the achievement of the 90-90-90 targets for HIV diagnosis and viral

Published
12 September 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Why 2.1 million Indians infected with HIV do not get the drugs they need

Each of an estimated 2.1 million Indians infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should be getting a cocktail of drugs to prolong their lives and reduce infections, but no more than 44% do, the minister of health told the Lok Sabha (parliament’s lower house) in April 2016.

Published
12 September 2016
From
Firstpost
South Africa: ARVS now easier to get

From today anyone who is HIV- positive can access ARVs from a state facility - good news for about 4million people living with the virus but not on medication. Until now only HIV-positive but people with CD4 counts lower than 500 (the measure of immune system strength) qualified for treatment under the Department of Health's treatment guidelines

Published
01 September 2016
From
TIMES Live
Zimbabwe: All HIV+ Patients to Get ARVs

All people who tested positive to HIV from Manicaland and Matabeleland South provinces in June will immediately be placed on antiretroviral therapy regardless of their CD4 count as the country seeks to operationalise the latest World Health Organisation guidelines on treatment and care of HIV.

Published
30 August 2016
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AllAfrica
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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