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Why 2.1 million Indians infected with HIV do not get the drugs they need

Each of an estimated 2.1 million Indians infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should be getting a cocktail of drugs to prolong their lives and reduce infections, but no more than 44% do, the minister of health told the Lok Sabha (parliament’s lower house) in April 2016.

Published
12 September 2016
From
Firstpost
A British Film Festival Has Withdrawn A Documentary That Denies HIV/Aids Exists

The Portobello Film Festival in London was to air Positive Hell, which claims the entire medical establishment is wrong about HIV/AIDS, this weekend.

Published
08 September 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
Life expectancy of people starting HIV therapy differs sharply between high- and middle/low-income countries

There are significant disparities in the life expectancy of HIV-positive people starting combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) between world regions, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in

Published
08 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain

On 1 September the San Francisco Department of Public Health released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report 2015, showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections has

Published
05 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
South Africa: ARVS now easier to get

From today anyone who is HIV- positive can access ARVs from a state facility - good news for about 4million people living with the virus but not on medication. Until now only HIV-positive but people with CD4 counts lower than 500 (the measure of immune system strength) qualified for treatment under the Department of Health's treatment guidelines

Published
01 September 2016
From
TIMES Live
University HIV smartphone app receives international award

A smartphone application developed by the University of Liverpool to help healthcare professionals to safely prescribe medications for HIV patients has won an international award.

Published
01 September 2016
From
University of Liverpool press release
Realism needed about the benefits and risks of taking part in HIV cure studies

A significant proportion of people living with HIV would be willing to take part in a study towards a cure for HIV, research presented at the 21st International

Published
31 August 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Zimbabwe: All HIV+ Patients to Get ARVs

All people who tested positive to HIV from Manicaland and Matabeleland South provinces in June will immediately be placed on antiretroviral therapy regardless of their CD4 count as the country seeks to operationalise the latest World Health Organisation guidelines on treatment and care of HIV.

Published
30 August 2016
From
AllAfrica
Glaxo Bets It Can Shake Up HIV Treatment

GlaxoSmithKline PLC is pinning the future of its HIV business on an audacious bet. They hope their latest HIV pill is powerful enough to suppress the virus with the help of just one other drug.

Published
30 August 2016
From
Wall Street Journal
Two Experts Discuss HIV, Abdominal Fat and Body Shape Changes

Watch TheBody.com's HIV and Aging Expert Nelson Vergel interview Dr. Stephen Grinspoon, Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of a Program in Nutritional Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital about the causes of body shape changes in HIV -- and most importantly, what you can do about them.

Published
24 August 2016
From
The Body

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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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