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  • Policy
    Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against AIDS more than Thabo Mbeki?
    Africa Check | 16 hours ago

    Has South African president Jacob Zuma set back the the fight against HIV/AIDS more than his predecessor? Opposition leader Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

  • Finance and funding
    Denmark and Netherlands launch fund for sexual health groups
    The Guardian | 16 hours ago

    A €15m (£12m) fund to support small, grassroots organisations that are defending sexual and reproductive health and rights was launched in New York on Monday.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood star: I didn’t believe my HIV medication would work
    Pink News | 17 hours ago

    British pop star Holly Johnson has opened up about living with HIV, insisting he is amazed he is still alive 23 years after his diagnosis.

  • Epidemiology
    Southern states are now epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the US
    Washington Post | 17 hours ago

    The original face of AIDS was that of a middle-class, often white, gay man living in New York or San Francisco. That picture has changed over time as people of color have become disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Today, the face of AIDS is black or Latino, poor, often rural — and Southern.

  • Employment
    The Greek Military Is Laying Off HIV-Positive Soldiers
    Vice | 17 hours ago

    Christos explained that when it comes to HIV you have to remain silent. But is silence the answer? I asked. “In Greece, yes, it is the only answer. In another state, perhaps it’s not. The Greek state has to decide: does it want HIV positive individuals here or not?”

  • Epidemiology
    US: CDC Posts 2014 State HIV Prevention Progress Report
    blog.aids.gov | 17 hours ago

    A new report shows that a number of states have already met or exceeded the national goals for 2015 for some indicators, the results show the need for improvement on one or more indicators in each and every state. In addition, overall, there is a wide gap in the results between states on most measures, indicating that people in some states are not benefiting equally from advances in HIV care and prevention.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Gilead Sciences: A Preview of Important HIV Drug Study Results
    The Street | 17 hours ago

    Gilead is running nine phase III studies involving tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), which reflects the importance of the drug to Gilead's future HIV business. It is collecting an enormous amount of clinical data in which to make the case that TAF should be a preferred backbone drug for new and existing HIV patients, as well as patients who cannot use Viread because of pre-existing kidney conditions.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Hepatitis C: Sit in of European patients to request access to new medicines, on occasion of the informal meeting of European Health Ministers in Milan
    EATG | 22 September 2014

    In support of the Call to EU Ministers of Health and CEOs of Abbvie, BMS, Gilead, Janssen and Merck/MSD regarding Universal Access to Curative Hepatitis C Treatment in the EU an beyond (attached), EPAC, Lila and Nadir with the support of the subscribers of the call, organized a “Sit-In” of people living with hepatitis C and their allies on the 22nd of September, at the Mico Conference Center, in Milan, starting at 11:20 am, to advocate for, and demand, a clear political and public health commitment and leadership from the twenty eight member states of the European Union

  • Kidney problems
    Guidelines Advise Against Tenofovir for HIV Patients With Kidney Disease
    The Body Pro | 22 September 2014

    HIV-positive patients who have reduced kidney function should take antiretroviral therapy, but should avoid regimens that contain tenofovir (Viread), according to updated treatment guidelines from the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA).

  • Ageing and HIV
    The First HIV/AIDS Generation Reaches Retirement Age
    Newsweek | 22 September 2014

    People with HIV and AIDS are living longer than was ever expected before the development of highly active antiretroviral therapies in the 1990s. Palm Springs, a Coachella Valley desert city 100 miles east of Los Angeles, has become a hub for older infected residents well into their 60s and 70s. Yet even as many live longer, there is a broad segment of HIV patients who are aging physically and cognitively faster than the rest of the population.

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