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  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long?
    New York Times | 4 hours ago

    For my generation of American gay men, the AIDS epidemic was a second Vietnam War. A long-overdue historical survey of the era has finally arrived.

  • PrEP
    People At High Risk Of HIV Are Having The HIV Prevention Pill Taken From Them
    Buzzfeed | 4 hours ago

    Exclusive: The NHS is stopping participants in a major study into the drug Truvada from having further access to it – a move which Britain’s biggest HIV charity said would lead some to become infected.

  • Health services and systems
    HIV charity unfairly dismissed CEO, employment tribunal rules
    Pink News | 4 hours ago

    The head of the UK’s largest HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust was unfairly dismissed from her role, an employment tribunal has ruled. In 2014 Dr Rosemary Gillespie was appointed to reform the charity, which provides support services and campaigns on various issues related to AIDS and HIV. She was fired from the charity in July 2015, less than two years later.

  • Activism
    Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV
    Human Rights Campaign (blog) | 7 hours ago

    For the first time in 12 years, a person living with HIV addressed a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daniel Driffin, a 30 year old native of Atlanta, Georgia, took center stage yesterday, speaking about HIV & AIDS advocacy.

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
    Maternal HIV status may disrupt normal microbiome development in uninfected infants
    HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today | 7 hours ago

    A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Addaction publishes major new poll on World Hepatitis Day: 4 in 5 British adults say NHS wrong to restrict access to treatment
    Addaction | 28 July 2016

    Today, as Addaction host a large conference at The British Medical Association in London for World Hepatitis Day, the charity calls for an urgent review of the decision to ration clinically proven treatments to just 10,000 people with the virus per year, limiting access to new drugs that can effectively treat nine out of every ten carriers of the virus.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    Association of British Insurers guide on life insurance to support customers with HIV
    Association of British Insurers | 28 July 2016

    A new guide has been produced by the Association of British Insurers to inform customers with HIV about life insurance.It lets people living with HIV know that they can get life insurance, and that they do not need to cancel an existing policy if they become HIV positive.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Hepatitis C will be eradicated from Australia in a decade, doctors say
    Sydney Morning Herald | 28 July 2016

    Doctors are predicting the eradication of hepatitis C from Australia by 2026 after a dramatic take-up of new-generation "revolutionary" drugs. Nearly 22,500 patients have commenced treatment since the drugs were listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in March, representing about 10 per cent of all people who are estimated to be living with hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    NHS England tried to sabotage hepatitis C drugs release because it couldn't afford them, doctors claim
    The Independent | 28 July 2016

    NHS England tried to sabotage the release of hepatitis C drugs because it couldn't afford them, it has been claimed. Under current procedures, drugs approved by Nice typically become widely available to NHS patients after a statutory period of 90 days. However, the BMJ claims: “In an apparent panic over high prices and affordability, NHS England deployed many delaying tactics to block timely access to the hepatitis C drugs.”

  • Sexual transmission
    How Three New studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission
    The Good Men Project (blog) | 27 July 2016

    Three studies conducted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) in rural and urban sub-districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province provide new insights into the engine that drives HIV transmission in the country. They also reveal a new way to tackle the problem of HIV. Caprisa’s director Professor Salim Abdool-Karim explains the latest findings.

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