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  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Merck Targets Toughest Cases to Gain Hepatitis C Foothold
    Bloomberg | 16 hours ago

    Merck & Co. plans to target hard-to-treat hepatitis C patients with its cure for the liver ailment rather than compete for market share by drastically undercutting the price of Gilead Sciences Inc.'s $1,000-a-day treatment.

  • Finance and funding
    Funding crisis puts India's AIDS programme, and lives, at risk
    Reuters | 16 hours ago

    India's fight against AIDS is being jeopardised by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, with health workers being laid off and programmes to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Groundbreaking HIV researcher Suniti Solomon passes away at 76
    Economic Times | 16 hours ago

    Groundbreaking HIV researcher Dr Suniti Solomon, the first to bring to the world the prevalence of the infection in India in 1986 and one who successfully led research into the treatment of the deadly virus, passed away at her residence here.

  • Starting treatment
    Stribild Superior to Boosted Atazanavir in Treatment-Naive Women
    NATAP | 27 July 2015

    Stribild proved virologically superior to atazanavir/ritonavir plus tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) at 48 weeks in WAVES, an international trial in 575 antiretroviral-naive women. No one in the Stribild arm had emergent resistance upon virologic failure, compared with 3 women in the atazanavir arm.

  • Types of HIV tests
    HIV Self-Testing Raises Testing Rate in Randomized Trial of Seattle MSM
    NATAP | 27 July 2015

    Men randomized to HIV self-testing reported significantly more HIV tests through 15 months than men randomized to standard testing in a trial enrolling Seattle men who have sex with men (MSM). Self-testers also acquired fewer sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during this 230-man study.

  • The search for a cure
    'Molecular microscope' finds hidden AIDS virus in the body
    Science | 27 July 2015

    Researchers have developed a sophisticated new probe that detects HIV’s hiding places inside and outside of cells. Insights from this high-powered molecular microscope, revealed at an international AIDS conference last week, may clarify critical questions about HIV persistence and, ultimately, about how to rid the body of the virus.

  • Injecting drug users
    Stigmatisation undermining Russia's HIV control efforts
    EATG | 27 July 2015

    Despite conciliatory language, continued marginalisation of vulnerable groups in Russia is likely having negative consequences on the HIV epidemic. Talha Burki reports.

  • Hepatitis B
    China progresses in hepatitis B vaccination, more treatment effort urged
    Xinhua | 27 July 2015

    China has won praises from WHO after reaching its goal to control hepatitis B infection among children through immunization ahead of schedule, but more effort is urged for its adult patients.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Georgia sets sights on eliminating hepatitis C
    WHO Europe | 27 July 2015

    A combination of strong political will, public support and experience gained in HIV prevention and control led to this new programme. The Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs is working with a pharmaceutical manufacturer to provide an initial 5000 courses of DAAs as the first part of the programme, followed by 20 000 treatment courses annually free of charge.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Viral hepatitis – 400 deaths a day in the WHO European Region could be prevented
    WHO Europe | 27 July 2015

    Over 13 million people in the WHO European Region are living with chronic hepatitis B infection and over 15 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. Two-thirds of those infected are in eastern Europe and Central Asia. Hepatitis B and C infections lead to 400 deaths in the Region every day.

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