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PrEP should be given to all breastfed babies, researchers say

An international group of researchers involved in the ANRS 12174 randomised controlled trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for infants say that it is high time

Published
05 April 2017
By
Gus Cairns
The Next Global Fund Executive Director: The Qualities We Will Look For

The Global Fund’s ED should demonstrate an unshakeable commitment to human rights and key population issues. Nothing is more important in this changing global political landscape, where the organization’s biggest donor on human rights closed their borders to people fleeing conflict and violence.

Published
29 March 2017
From
GNP+
Is PEPFAR a Trump budget winner? Not so fast...

Global health leaders in the United States are urging development advocates to think twice before declaring international HIV and AIDS programs safe from President Donald Trump’s pursuit of sweeping foreign affairs budget cuts.

Published
27 March 2017
From
Devex
Should Antiretroviral Therapy be Offered the Same Day as Diagnosis?

Andy Seale summarizes a discussion that took place on ITPC’s listserv about when to initiate antiretroviral therapy. The discussion included consideration of WHO’s recommendation for Same Day Start.

Published
23 March 2017
From
ITPC
Amb. Birx on PEPFAR in the Trump era

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx played down the potential impact of the reinstated “global gag rule” will have on PEPFAR programs. While the exact implications remain unclear, she told Devex that the agency’s focus on data has it well positioned to track and plan for whatever budget it gets.

Published
14 March 2017
From
Devex
Interim leader appointed as Global Fund election restarts

The Global Fund has appointed an interim head and reopened its search for a permanent leader after initial recruitment efforts were clouded by controversy.

Published
10 March 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
Trump's foreign aid proposal rattles global health advocates

The Trump administration's proposal to cut foreign aid signals a substantial shift away from a US leadership role in global health—even if Congress tempers the policy.

Published
10 March 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
TB partners, patients ask: How does a bacterium responsible for nearly a third of drug-resistance deaths not make list of R&D priority pathogens?

While the unveiling of a list highlighting the need to fund drug development against specific pathogens represented just a beginning for some antimicrobial resistance fighting efforts, the list represented a setback for TB drug development, advocates say.

Published
02 March 2017
From
Science Speaks
After fracas, Global Fund abandons plan to pick new chief and reopens search

Leaks. Concerns about alienating President Donald Trump. Allegations about conflicts of interest. All of those reasons factored in to a surprise decision today by the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to restart its search for a new executive director.

Published
28 February 2017
From
Science
The Medicines Patents Pool Publishes 2017 Prioritization Report Targeting New HIV and Hepatitis C Medicines for In-licensing

The Medicines Patent Pool released its 2017 prioritization report today selecting five HIV and two hepatitis C compounds for potential licensing agreements. The annual medicines priority report, traditionally reviewing MPP’s target list for HIV, this year expands to important treatments for the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Published
28 February 2017
From
Medicines Patent Pool

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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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