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  • Activism
    When We Rise: The exclusive interview with AIDS activist & author Cleve Jones
    BETA blog | 02 December 2016

    Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer whose work has spanned more than three decades. I had the opportunity to sit down with Jones to pick his brain about sex in San Francisco before AIDS, founding San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and how activists can take action with an incoming Donald Trump administration.

  • HIV treatment
    Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2016
    The Body Pro | 02 December 2016

    In typical years, a noteworthy development in the world of HIV would be the result of a landmark clinical trial or perhaps a gem of a lab study with a novel finding. But, 2016 was not typical. What made the most difference for people living with HIV and their health care providers this past year was less a paper published or presented than major shifts in our thinking about how best to prevent and manage HIV infection.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Findings show significant progress against HIV epidemic in Africa; 90-90-90 goals in reach
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 02 December 2016

    National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those on antiretroviral medication, viral suppression is close to 90 percent. Thirty-five years into the global HIV epidemic, these findings are a clear sign of progress and source of hope for the rest of the world.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the European Region
    World Health Organization | 02 December 2016

    A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    The Fight for HIV Travel Insurance Cover
    World First | 02 December 2016

    How a ten year battle to get travel cover for HIV patients changed the face of medical travel insurance.

  • UK health services
    National AIDS Trust sets out vision for HIV in the Future NHS
    National AIDS Trust | 02 December 2016

    On World AIDS Day (1 December) the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is releasing a call-to-action on how the needs of people living with HIV should be met by the changing NHS in England.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    Three out of four providers offer HIV life assurance
    Financial Adviser | 02 December 2016

    Unusual Risks, the medical financial advisers, latest survey showed 75 per cent of insurers are now offering some form of HIV life assurance.

  • UK health services
    HIV services: collaboration in a time of fragmentation
    The King's Fund | 02 December 2016

    At The King’s Fund, we have been working on a project to understand how HIV services have been affected by the NHS reforms. In order to understand how local systems have dealt with the new commissioning arrangements, we are studying four geographical case studies from across England. We want to explore how areas are developing their own frameworks and networks around HIV prevention, treatment and support services.

  • Ageing and HIV
    Ageing positively: the menopause in women living with HIV
    National Institute for Health Research | 02 December 2016

    Our team is conducting one of the largest studies to date in Europe, and the first ever in the UK, looking at how the menopause affects the health and wellbeing of women living with HIV.

  • PrEP
    PrEP: Australian advocates call for greater affordability and access to new preventative HIV method
    ABC | 02 December 2016

    Truvada is already listed under the pharmaceutical benefits scheme for use to treat people with HIV, but is not available for prevention. "We are incredibly keen to see this available through the PBS at scale quickly, very, very quickly," Darryl O'Donnell, CEO of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations said.

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