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  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Antiretroviral Drugs Fail to Consistently Reach Patients in Countries Most Affected By HIV/Aids
    MSF press release | 14 hours ago

    MSF today warned that life-saving antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) are routinely not making their way to patients in sub-Saharan Africa - most often despite sufficient stocks already being present in countries - and called for urgent improvements in ARV supply chains in the region.

  • Finance and funding
    Letters: High price of Osborne's public health cuts
    The Independent | 21 hours ago

    Lord Fowler: Increased spending on the health service generally, announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement, is very welcome, but the same cannot be said of the 4 per cent reduction in spending on public health.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Mobile dating apps spur HIV epidemic among Asia’s teenagers, says UN
    The Guardian | 22 hours ago

    Smartphone technology has increased the opportunities for casual sex and led to a spike in HIV infections among teenagers in Asia, researchers find.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    ‘Game-changing’ infection therapies plus harm reduction ‘flood’ would roll back hepatitis C epidemic
    Drug & Alcohol Findings | 27 November 2015

    This hot topic describes the different components of hepatitis C control, including diagnosis, treatment and prevention. It reviews the place of harm reduction, which up to now has been the mainstay of hepatitis C control, and what could be game-changing additions to this armoury, in the form of new treatments for people already infected.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Morocco without hepatitis C in 2020
    Morocco World News | 27 November 2015

    The Moroccan minister of health said “Morocco without hepatitis C” is the aim for the North African country. The announcement came as Houceine El Ouardi announced a Moroccan generic brand medication for Hepatitis C will be available for purchase from December 10.

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
    Saving lives saves money: preventing mother-to-child HIV infection saves NHS £3.1 billion
    BHIVA press release | 27 November 2015

    More than 5,000 babies across the UK have avoided being born with HIV in the last 15 years, because of the care received by their mothers before, during and after childbirth, according to figures announced today by the British HIV Association (BHIVA).

  • People who inject drugs
    Evan Wood—bringing change to addiction medicine
    The Lancet | 27 November 2015

    Wood's interest in addiction medicine grew out of his research on how best to provide antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to treat HIV in people who inject drugs (IDUs).

  • Health services and systems
    Profile: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
    The Lancet | 27 November 2015

    The vision and dedication of director Julio Montaner, his team, and support from British Columbia politicians past and present, have seen HIV rates in BC plummet from more than 800 new cases per year in the 1990s to their current low of under 250—the lowest rate in Canada.

  • Hepatitis and HIV
    NIH publishes criteria for research on organ transplantation between people with HIV infection
    National Institutes of Health | 27 November 2015

    ​In a Federal Register notice on Nov. 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published safeguards and criteria for research to assess the safety and effectiveness of solid organ transplantation from donors with HIV infection to recipients with HIV infection.

  • Finance and funding
    Modeling the global HIV treatment funding gap for 2020 targets
    EurekAlert | 27 November 2015

    With currently projected funding, countries around the world are unlikely to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 treatment target according to a modeling study publishing this week in PLOS Medicine.

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