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  • Behaviour change interventions
    Why Nobody's Funding the HIV-Prevention Strategy Ten Times More Effective than PrEP
    Vice | 4 hours ago

    "I've seen funding go towards PrEP, and reluctance to fund programs that promote the full benefits of viral suppression," Bruce Richman says. "Funders don't want to do something that's risky. We were told by one foundation they wouldn't fund us because they were concerned about being sued." Richman says that a major goal of undetectability awareness campaigns is to educate healthcare professionals.

  • TB transmission
    Person-to-person contact may cause most drug-resistant TB cases
    Reuters | 6 hours ago

    The worst form of drug-resistant tuberculosis isn't just arising from inadequate treatment, it's mostly being spread from person to person, according to a new study of hundreds of cases in South Africa.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Egypt combats hepatitis C epidemic with state-run scheme
    Financial Times | 6 hours ago

    Two-year-old programme treats 1m patients following outbreak sparked by dirty needles.

  • Global health initiatives
    Trump retains Deborah Birx at PEPFAR
    Washington Post | 7 hours ago

    This Inauguration Day brings an act of compassion, outreach and bipartisanship by the Trump leadership team. The Trump administration will retain Ambassador Deborah Birx as the coordinator of PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) until a successor is named and confirmed. This action was taken, I am told by administration sources, at the urging of Ivanka Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

  • The search for a cure
    Is the Hope for a Miracle Cure Just Magical Thinking?
    HIV Plus | 7 hours ago

    I can’t stop myself from hoping that someday we will see a miracle cure and HIV will be history. I know this isn’t realistic. But whenever I see a mention of a miracle cure, I can’t stop myself from checking it out. Always disappointing. Should I give up hope?

  • Finance and funding
    Trump asks NIH Director Francis Collins to stay on
    Science | 22 January 2017

    Ending weeks of speculation, President-elect Donald Trump has asked National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins to remain in his position. It is not clear for how long.

  • Employment
    Feds accuse NYPD of HIV hiring bias
    New York Daily News | 20 January 2017

    The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city for refusing to hire a man with HIV for a 911 call taker job.

  • Disclosure and children
    Study Explores How to Tell Children They Have HIV
    UCSF News Services | 20 January 2017

    For the past two years, Rachel King, PhD, MPH, an academic coordinator at UCSF Global Health Sciences, has been helping Ugandan parents and caregivers find developmentally appropriate ways to tell their children that the child has HIV.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Medicine Shortages Pose a Threat to HIV Positive Argentines
    Americas Quarterly | 20 January 2017

    For nearly a year, HIV positive Argentines have endured what advocates call a “crisis” and a “national emergency.” Shortages and delays in the delivery of antiretroviral drugs have beleaguered many who depend on them to stay healthy, sparking public outcry and a protest outside the Health Ministry in Buenos Aires in December.

  • Delivery of care
    Crucial California HIV Program In Disarray After Contract Switch
    Kaiser Health News | 20 January 2017

    A change in contractors for a state-run AIDS program has resulted in enrollment delays and left some patients unable to get necessary medications and timely medical care, according to legislators and nonprofit organizations across California.

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