Access to medicines and treatment
UNITAID | 02 February 2012
This report describes the evolution of UNITAID's market niches and describes
some current market shortcomings and the reasons for these shortcomings. It
provides preliminary views on additional opportunities for UNITAID to create new
markets, catalyse markets for underutilized products, and address market
inefficiencies towards increased access to medicines.
TB Alliance | 02 February 2012
The TB Alliance and its partners have completed patient enrollment in REMox
TB, a global Phase III clinical trial, which may result in the registration of
the first new drug approved for the treatment of drug-sensitive TB in nearly 50
years. REMox TB was designed to test whether a moxifloxacin-containing treatment
regimen of just four months can cure drug-sensitive TB patients at rates that
are non-inferior to those achieved with the standard six-month TB regimen. In
total, more than 1,900 patients were enrolled in REMox TB.
Men who have sex with men (MSM)
Eurasianet.org | 02 February 2012
Though Tajikistan’s criminal code does not prohibit homosexuality and homosexual
relationships, LGBT individuals are still singled out for persecution by some
officials. A 2011 report on sexual rights in Tajikistan co-written by a
coalition of international LGBT rights groups, highlighted widespread police
Global health initiatives
IRIN Plus News | 02 February 2012
The appointment of a new general manager, Gabriel Jaramillo, at the
Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis could be a "turning
point" for the troubled organization, which has suffered from a funding
crisis and allegations of corruption.
Discrimination and the law
Boston Globe | 02 February 2012
A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted a new hearing to a
40-year-old man who claimed the Atlanta Police Department rejected his
job application because he has HIV.
HIV and criminal law
South Florida Gay News | 01 February 2012
In Florida, if an HIV positive person knows that he is HIV positive and
has been informed that HIV may be transmitted during sexual intercourse,
and has sexual intercourse with any other person without disclosing his
HIV status, it can be prosecuted. But courts are ruling that the statute cannot be applied to same-sex couples.
WTOP | 01 February 2012
WTOP's Thomas Warren conducted research on the history of HIV in Germany, including the governmental policies aimed at handling the disease and how the virus is treated medically. As we continue our series, he takes a look at the German system and how it compares to the U.S.
IRIN PlusNews | 01 February 2012
A pilot community programme to improve TB detection in northern Tanzania
has shown good results and could be replicated nationwide as the
country seeks to improve its TB treatment and prevention systems.
Scientific American | 01 February 2012
An Indian clinic's claim of totally untreatable TB ignited public fears, but experts say poor disease management is the real threat
Daily Times | 01 February 2012
Malawi Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (Manet+) has expressed concern over the delay by government in completely phasing out antiretroviral (ARVs) with stavudine (D4T), a drug which is believed to have more negative side effects.