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  • Policy
    Gaps remain in Russia's response to HIV/AIDS
    The Lancet | 15 hours ago

    Russia has drafted its first national HIV/AIDS policy in a decade, but it falls far short of what is needed to curb the country's growing epidemic, say experts.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    High cost hampers treatment of hepatitis B, C in Vietnam: experts
    Thanh Nien Daily | 15 hours ago

    A course of treatment for the diseases costs up to VND45 million (US$2,016), according to Nguyen Van Kinh, director of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    University of Minnesota sues Gilead Sciences over hepatitis drugs
    Minneapolis Star Tribune | 15 hours ago

    In a lawsuit filed Monday, the University of Minnesota alleges that California-based Gilead Sciences has infringed, and continues to infringe, on the university’s intellectual property rights by selling three medicines that contain the drug sofosbuvir.

  • Global health initiatives
    The Clinton Foundation Is Not a Scandal. It’s a Phenomenal, Life-Saving Success
    Slate | 30 August 2016

    The Clinton Foundation runs one of the most phenomenally successful AIDS relief programs of all time, and AIDS relief is simply not on most straight people’s radars. But let me provide a bit more background about the foundation’s work to provide a more complete picture of this purported “slush fund.”

  • Harm reduction
    Pioneering methadone programme in Dar es Salaam gives hope to thousands
    World Health Organization | 30 August 2016

    Two hospitals in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania now make methadone available as treatment for addiction. Methadone maintenance treatment is regarded by WHO as the most effective therapy for heroin users, and methadone was added to WHO’s model essential medicines list in 2005.

  • Ageing and HIV
    HIV Survivors Face Their Own Vietnam
    The Advocate | 30 August 2016

    My stepfather came back from Vietnam in the mid-1970s, a broken man with post-traumatic stress disorder and health complications that grew direr the older he got. I was talking with my friend Scott recently and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the two men, veterans of wars they didn’t want to participate in, both still suffering from PTSD. Scott never served in the military. He is a veteran of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, that first wave of battle before the enemy was known but not before his comrades were all killed.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Zimbabwe: All HIV+ Patients to Get ARVs
    AllAfrica | 30 August 2016

    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.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases
    BBC | 30 August 2016

    Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive. It was largely due to the efforts of one young scientist - but until now, her pioneering work has been all but forgotten.

  • Drug policy and policing
    The Injustice Of Lifetime Food Stamp Bans
    Huffington Post | 30 August 2016

    Five states still impose a lifetime ban on food stamps for people who have been convicted of a felony drug crime. Not only do these bans threaten individual and public health, but they incubate the very types of criminal behavior that law enforcement claims they want to eliminate.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Glaxo Bets It Can Shake Up HIV Treatment
    Wall Street Journal | 30 August 2016

    GlaxoSmithKline PLC is pinning the future of its HIV business on an audacious bet. They hope their latest HIV pill is powerful enough to suppress the virus with the help of just one other drug.

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