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When we find a cure, price it like Netflix to ensure access

An essential lesson from the successful fight against AIDS is that early access to effective treatment can avoid long-term costs. For hepatitis C treatment, Louisiana may have found a solution. The Department of Health is working on a new strategy to expand access—one that involves a licensing deal. The state would agree to pay a drug company for medication for several years in exchange for unlimited access to treatment.

Published
13 August 2018
From
The Hill
Gilead Said PrEP To Prevent HIV Was 'Not A Commercial Opportunity.' Now It's Running Ads For It

The commercial, aptly titled "I'm on the Pill," is part of a marketing push that has helped turned the use of Truvada for preventing HIV into a $1.3 billion blockbuster, almost 5% of Gilead's annual sales.

Published
07 August 2018
From
Forbes Magazine
A campaign to end AIDS by 2030 is faltering worldwide

The ambitious campaign to “end AIDS” by 2030 is badly off track, officials said at the International AIDS Conference here last week. Funding for efforts to slow the spread of HIV by treating all infected people has flatlined, and many countries, for a host of reasons, can’t or won’t mount aggressive responses. “We will not be able to meet the prevention goal,” said Michel Sidibé, director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland. “We have a prevention crisis.”

Published
02 August 2018
From
Science
AIDS 2018 told the story of a global health crisis

Held under the theme of “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” the real story of this year’s conference was the growing realization that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in crisis, with 1.8 million new infections in 2017. There are also alarming spikes in new HIV cases among key groups including adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa and drug users in eastern Europe and parts of Asia, according to recent figures from UNAIDS.

Published
30 July 2018
From
Devex
Donor funding for HIV stalls, increasing pressure on high-burden countries to mobilise domestic resources

Falling levels of donor government funding for HIV programmes threaten progress towards the 2020 global target of 90-90-90, according to research presented on Wednesday at the 22nd

Published
25 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
PEPFAR chief wants 70 percent 'indigenous' funding in 30 months

Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, has directed U.S. agencies involved in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief to reach a benchmark of directing 40 percent of their PEPFAR funding to “indigenous” organizations — those based in the developing countries where the programs are operating — in the next 18 months, and to reach 70 percent indigenous funding in the next 30 months.

Published
17 July 2018
From
Devex
Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families

“We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

Published
11 July 2018
From
Poz
Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Shows Promise in Reducing HIV Transmission

A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. In a computer model where 35% of gay men in the Atlanta community were taking either injectable or oral PrEP, injectable PrEP reduced HIV infections by 44% and oral PrEP by 33%.

Published
11 July 2018
From
MD Magazine
Fears of future strain on NHS as councils slash health programmes

Hospitals will bear the brunt of “incredibly shortsighted” cuts to public health initiatives that will lead to more people having a heart attack or getting cancer, experts are warning. Key services, including those to help people quit smoking, manage their sexual health or stay off drugs, are among those being subjected to the deepest cuts.

Published
09 July 2018
From
The Guardian
HIV Scotland is facing annihilation due to funding cuts. This can’t be allowed to happen

Amid the froth of last week’s shambolic Scottish Government reshuffle, it escaped widespread notice that the ministerial wage bill rose by £275,000. That’s almost pound for pound what HIV Scotland is going to lose in funding at the end of July.

Published
09 July 2018
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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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