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  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Gilead and the Pharmasset Deal: Do the Ends Justify the Means?
    PropThink | 05 November 2012

    David Sopek analyses how the hepatitis C market needs to develop - and how pharmaceutical companies may seek to influence testing policy - in order to justify Gilead's $11 billion purchase of Pharmasset.

  • Cancer
    Cancer doctors pledge to take prevention and treatment to the poor
    The Guardian | 05 November 2012

    Aids doctors joined activists to lead the fight for treatment in the developing world. Cancer doctors are taking the first tentative steps towards adopting their mantle.

  • Condoms and lubricant
    Why are we still embarrassed about using condoms?
    BBC Health | 05 November 2012

    A new restaurant promoting safe sex and condom use has opened in the UK, but many people are still too embarrassed to even buy them - why?

  • People who inject drugs
    Fifth UK drug user has anthrax
    BBC Health | 05 November 2012

    A drug user in Oxford is recovering from an anthrax infection after injecting heroin, say health experts.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Hope for hep-c patients: Patients succeed in overturning first ever product patent on medicine in India
    Lawyers' Collective | 02 November 2012

    In a landmark victory for patients’ groups fighting against patents to ensure access to medicines, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has revoked a patent granted in India to F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Roche) for pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys, a medicine used to treat Hepatitis C) as well as held that a patients’ group can challenge the validity of granted patents.

  • Religion and faith
    HIV and Islam conference
    International HIV/AIDS Alliance | 02 November 2012

    The first ever HIV and Islam conference is to be held in Malaysia, 19 to 21 November.

  • Experiences of stigma
    KENYA: Media still need training on HIV
    IRIN Plus News | 02 November 2012

    Scourge. Plague. Killer disease. All are terms still routinely used by Kenya's media to describe the HIV epidemic more than thirty years after it was first identified. Experts say the media needs to step up to promote a better understanding of the illness.

  • KENYA: Media still need training on HIV
    IRIN | 02 November 2012

    Scourge. Plague. Killer disease. All are terms still routinely used by Kenya's media to describe the HIV epidemic more than thirty years after it was first identified. Experts say the media needs to step up to promote a better understanding of the illness.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Jury convicts ‘poz vampire’ Boone of attempted murder
    Ottawa Citizen | 02 November 2012

    Steven Boone has been found guilty of attempted murder of and administering a noxious substance — his semen — on three men, including a 17-year-old male, with whom he’d had unprotected sex.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Is protease inhibitor monotherapy sufficient to keep HIV under control in the brain?
    CATIE | 02 November 2012

    Researchers in Sweden and Switzerland have been conducting clinical trials of PI monotherapy and HIV-related neurological research. Recently, two teams have separately reported that their data strongly suggest that injury to cells within the brain has occurred in some participants when exposed to PI monotherapy. The Swedish team recommends that PI monotherapy be used cautiously until further clinical trials are completed and more detailed information on the brain health of participants becomes available.

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