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Mobile technology takes fight against HIV in Lesotho to the people

In a country where 23% of people have the HIV virus, a programme using apps and travelling clinics is providing far easier access to treatment.

Published
04 January 2017
From
The Guardian
Russia: Federal register of HIV patients to be launched on January 1

The Federal Register of HIV patients, set to be launched in Russia's regions on Jan. 1, will help provide patients with medicine, Health Ministry Spokesman Oleg Salagai told TASS. 'Any individual diagnosed with HIV should be interested in being included in this register since he or she will receive medicine on this basis,' Salagai explained.

Published
03 January 2017
From
TASS
In the era of universal treatment, what are HIV clinical guidelines for?

The purpose and structure of clinical HIV guidelines may have to change radically now that universal treatment on diagnosis is the clinical consensus, physicians from the European

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Access to highly effective hepatitis C treatment in Portugal: A Community Perspective

This document presents a case study of community engagement for highly effective hepatitis C treatment, led by the Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos. It demonstrates the process of price and reimbursement negotiations in Portugal and lessons learned in advocacy for universal (or as close as possible) access to these and other life-saving drugs.

Published
19 December 2016
From
EATG
Hepatitis C patients 'go abroad for drugs'

Charities and liver specialists are warning that people with Hepatitis C are buying medications from India, to avoid long waits on the NHS. Radio 4's You & Yours has seen confidential documents, which suggest the cost to the NHS of some medications has dropped by nearly three-quarters, but experts say that NHS England still has not increased the number of patients it will treat.

Published
19 December 2016
From
BBC Radio 4 (audio)
Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe making strong progress towards the 90-90-90 goals

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are making strong progress towards achieving the treatment and viral suppression goals set out in the UN 90-90-90 target, and new HIV infections

Published
12 December 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the European Region

A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.

Published
02 December 2016
From
World Health Organization
New UNITAID and CHAI initiative to speed introduction and access to critical HIV drugs

UNITAID and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced a three-year project to speed the introduction of new, optimal HIV drugs, and make them more available and affordable. The US $ 34 million investment is expected to be a boon for adults and children living with HIV who receive treatments that are not effective. In addition, 18 million people who do not receive any treatment stand to benefit from this project.

Published
30 November 2016
From
UNITAID
The global AIDS response is stuck in neutral

The problem is that key indicators that track progress on treatment, prevention, and funding look virtually the same year after year. And business as usual won’t be enough to put the world firmly on the path to the end of AIDS by 2030.

Published
30 November 2016
From
ONE
Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
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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