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  • HIV prevention policy
    PrEP, Earlier ART, and Better HIV Care in the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy
    BETA blog | 6 hours ago

    Today, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) announced an update to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy that will guide our nation’s efforts to reduce new infections, improve HIV … Read More →

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    NICE issues appraisal consultation documents for three new hepatitis C therapies
    Hepatitis C Trust | 30 July 2015

    The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today issued appraisal consultation documents for three new hepatitis C therapies; ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni), daclatasvir (Daklinza, and ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (with or without dasabuvir).

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    GSK flags up pipeline as HIV drugs help it beat profit forecasts
    Reuters | 30 July 2015

    GlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as demand for new HIV medicines helped it beat quarterly profit forecasts.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Gilead Profit Tops Estimates as Hepatitis C Drug Sales Surge
    Bloomberg | 30 July 2015

    Gilead Sciences Inc., maker of the hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni, posted second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as revenue surged. Gilead raised its sales forecast for the year.

  • Sex workers
    Statement of Support for Amnesty International
    Global Network of Sex Work Projects | 30 July 2015

    The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) would like to take this opportunity to express our support for Amnesty International’s Resolution and draft policy calling for the decriminalisation of sex work, tabled for adoption at the International Council Meeting, 6 - 11th August 2015.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Merck Targets Toughest Cases to Gain Hepatitis C Foothold
    Bloomberg | 29 July 2015

    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 | 29 July 2015

    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 | 29 July 2015

    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.

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