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  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Edurant (rilpivirine) approved in European Union
    Janssen press release | 29 November 2011

    Janssen International NV announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for EDURANT® (rilpivirine) as a once daily treatment in combination with other antiretroviral agents (ARVs), for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in ARV treatment-naïve adult patients with a viral load ≤ 100,000 HIV-1 RNA copies/mL.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Stephen Lewis: On the gutting of the Global Fund
    AIDS-Free World | 29 November 2011

    Hiding behind the banner of the financial crisis, the donor countries have clearly decided that if budgetary cuts are to be made, the Global Fund can be among the first to go. It’s terribly important to recognize the moral implications. It’s not just the fact that people will die; it’s the fact that those who have made the decision know that people will die.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    UK: Change rules on drugs for HIV, says top doctor
    The Guardian | 29 November 2011

    The law that stops visitors to the UK and asylum seekers from getting NHS Aids drugs must be changed, a senior HIV doctor says, not just in the interests of humanity, but because the drugs now reduce the chance that they will infect other people.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Brazil says it has AIDS under control
    AFP | 29 November 2011

    Brazil said Monday its AIDS epidemic was under control, with a 0.61 percent cut in new cases between 2009 and 2010, although a rise among young homosexuals was a cause for concern.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    HIV rate rises sharply among gay men in Israel
    Jerusalem Post | 29 November 2011

    Among the 420 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Israel in 2010, 148 of them were homosexual men, according to the Health Ministry, which is worried about the dramatic increase in infection among gay men.

  • Policy
    Melbourne selected to host world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS in 2014
    International AIDS Society | 29 November 2011

  • Epidemiology
    Brazil's new AIDS cases down 4.7% in 2010
    Xinhuanet.com | 29 November 2011

    Brazil's new cases of AIDS totaled 34,200 in 2010, down 4.7 percent from 2009, Health Ministry said Monday. Infection ratio fell from 18.8 for every 100,000 inhabitants to 17.9 in the same period, it added.

  • Global health initiatives
    AIDS fund cuts will hit Southern Africa hard
    Reuters | 29 November 2011

    Southern African countries, hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, are likely to be most affected over the next three years as funding from one of the world's biggest donors dries up, a coalition of AIDS activists said on Monday.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Gilead Sciences Receives European Marketing Authorization for Eviplera
    Business Wire | 28 November 2011

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Eviplera (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil), a complete once-daily single-tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in antiretroviral treatment-naïve adults with a viral load less than or equal to 100,000 HIV-1 RNA copies/mL.

  • The search for a cure
    New Hope of a Cure for HIV
    New York Times | 28 November 2011

    Medical researchers are again in pursuit of a goal they had all but abandoned: curing AIDS.

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