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  • Ask Gilead to reduce the price of PrEP to support HIV prevention in Europe | Less than 1 hour ago

    Petition asking for Gilead to reduce the price of Truvada as PrEP in order to make it more widely available in Europe.

  • Experiences of stigma
    People with HIV demonised in the press
    NAT press release | 1 hour ago

    Media coverage on people living with HIV is twice as likely to be negative (48%) than it is to be positive (26%) or neutral (26%), a study by the National AIDS Trust finds today (1 Dec). 

  • Gilead Used `Revenue-Driven Pricing' on Hep C Drug, Senators Say
    Bloomberg | 2 hours ago

    Gilead Sciences Inc., whose hepatitis C drugs Harvoni and Sovaldi have sold $13.3 billion in the U.S. during the last year, priced the drugs in order to maintain high list prices instead of to make the treatments widely available, or based on how much it cost to develop them, two U.S. senators said in a report Tuesday.

  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    HIV/AIDS drugs interfere with brain's 'insulation,' Penn-CHOP team shows
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 2 hours ago

    In a new study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that commonly used antiretroviral medications disrupted the function of oligodendrocytes, crucial brain cells that manufacture myelin, the fatty material that serves to insulate neurons, helping them transmit signals in the brain fast and efficiently.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    Moral responsibilities to disclose your HIV status to partners aren’t so clear-cut
    The Conversation | 6 hours ago

    Sexual ethics is an area prone to strongly felt moral intuitions. We saw this play out in the good, bad and sometimes ugly commentary following Charlie Sheen’s public disclosure of his HIV status. But just how much disclosure is it reasonable to expect from a sex partner, particularly if that relationship isn’t a serious and committed one?

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Express Scripts backs Imprimis' $1 pill over $750 Daraprim
    Reuters | 7 hours ago

    Express Scripts Holding Co , the largest U.S. drug benefit manager, has improved access to a much cheaper competitor to Daraprim, an anti-infective medication that became a poster child for excessive drug pricing after its cost rose 5000 percent overnight.

  • PrEP
    Make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) immediately available on the NHS | 7 hours ago

    Petition to make PrEP immediately available on the NHS in England

  • Epidemiology
    Nigeria: 2.9 Million HIV Positive Nigerians Not On Treatment - Experts
    AllAfrica | 8 hours ago

    An estimated 2.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS out of 3.4 million Nigerians diagnosed last year are not receiving treatment needed to suppress the infection.

  • Treatment guidelines
    Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection: what’s new
    World Health Organization | 8 hours ago

    The 2015 guidelines includes 10 new recommendations to improve the quality and efficiency of services to people living with HIV. Implementation of the recommendations in these guidelines on universal eligibility for ART will mean that more people will start ART earlier.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Barriers to progress – Treatment activists’ response to WHO HIV treatment guidelines 2015
    International Treatment Preparedness Coalition | 8 hours ago

    Three issues that represent barriers to continued progress: community-led treatment education is inadequately supported and needs to be scaled up; people living in middle income countries are denied affordable access to essential medicines, such as dolutegravir; availability of routine viral load monitoring remains patchy.and limited in too many countries.

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