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Messi visits Egypt to promote Hepatitis C treatment

Supported by the Egyptian ministries of tourism and aviation, Prime Pharma started a campaign titled “Tour n’ Cure” to promote tourism treatment in Egypt, with Messi being chosen as ambassador for the campaign worldwide.

Published
23 hours ago
From
Daily News Egypt
Deal reduces price of life-saving hepatitis C drugs for Canadians

Tens of thousands of Canadian patients with mild versions of chronic hepatitis C could soon receive public funding for medications that cure the infection now that the provinces have sealed a deal with three pharmaceutical companies to reduce the cost of the ultra-expensive drugs.

Published
22 February 2017
From
The Globe and Mail
How Mike Pence used Obamacare to halt Indiana's HIV outbreak

Two years later, the vice president is helping lead the Republican effort to dismantle the program.

Published
21 February 2017
From
Politico
Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

Theresa May has been urged by charity chiefs to stop the NHS rationing treatment for seriously ill patients and to find more money for their care in the budget next month. The charities from the Specialised Healthcare Alliance said this rationing is taking place without sufficient public scrutiny.

Published
21 February 2017
From
The Guardian
An 18% Decline in HIV Incidence in the US Over Six Years is Not Enough

David Holtgrave and Robert Bonacci: "At a time when some decision makers are considering possibly repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, which we know provided critical health insurance access for persons living with HIV and helped to avoid HIV transmission, we should instead be focusing as a nation on expanding critical HIV-related services and access to comprehensive care."

Published
16 February 2017
From
Huffington Post
Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

Published
15 February 2017
From
GNPPlus
Obamacare significantly expanded insurance for people with HIV

The first national analysis of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with HIV showed significant increases in health insurance coverage among people infected with the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Published
15 February 2017
From
Reuters
Point-of-care test improves infant HIV diagnosis rate, treatment starts and retention in care

Using a point-of-care test to diagnose HIV in infants significantly improved retention in care, speeded up antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and increased the proportion of infants who

Published
14 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
A benign circle: how a combination of factors has reduced HIV infections in one of the hardest-hit parts of Africa

HIV incidence has started to tumble in one of the best-studied groups of people in Africa, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) heard

Published
14 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Men from Latin America and central Europe now outnumber sub-Saharan Africans in HIV diagnoses in European migrants

The latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), presented at the recent HIV in Europe HepHIV2017 meeting in Malta, show that while in the

Published
13 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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