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South Africa: Shortage of HIV/Aids drugs turning into ‘national crisis’

ARVs and contraceptives have run out across the country in ‘a crisis that has been developing over the past two months’, the Stop Stockout Project claims.

Published
15 hours ago
From
The Citizen
Adolescents and HIV: kindness and time key factors for treatment retention

New research from South Africa provides insights into the factors associated with retention of adolescents in HIV care, suggesting relatively low‐cost interventions could significantly improve adherence and retention in care.

Published
15 October 2018
From
AVERT
My PrEP Story: Will

As the IMPACT Trial hits its first anniversary, PrEPster co-founder Will Nutland says that the waiting needs to stop: full implementation of PrEP must become a priority.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Prepster
In the ’80s, He Was an AIDS Activist, Today He’s a MacArthur Genius

Watch Gregg Gonsalves explain how his work affects public health, human rights and health inequities.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Poz
Chronic Pain Is a Huge, Underrecognized Problem for People With HIV

Living with chronic pain not only drags down quality of life, but it is also linked to poorer HIV-related health outcomes.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Poz
Hepatitis C elimination in people living with HIV in the UK is feasible by 2021, British HIV Association says

Hepatitis C co-infection can be eliminated in people living with HIV in the United Kingdom by 2021, the British HIV Association (BHIVA) said today. “The UK can be

Published
10 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
How the myth about opioids and chronic pain affects people living with HIV

What are the benefits of long-term opioid use for people living with HIV, and what are the harms? To shed light on these issues, Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, joins BETA from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Merlin is an infectious disease physician, an addiction specialist, and she runs a chronic pain clinic for people living with HIV.

Published
09 October 2018
From
BETA blog
New report: HIV and Integrated Care – Can STPs deliver?

Effective healthcare must begin with the needs of the individual patient (whole person care) rather than with the convenience of the separate elements of the healthcare system. It has to be integrated and joined up. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) have been tasked by the NHS with improving the integration of services and care around the individual patient and local populations. NAT set out to establish whether STPs can deliver improved integrated care for people living with HIV.

Published
09 October 2018
From
NAT
A Global Health Evangelist Is Shocked To Hear He's A 'Genius'

Gregg Gonsalves took a wild, meandering path to the Ivory Tower. His route to becoming a professor at Yale started in street protests and spanned the globe. On Thursday he was honored with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Published
08 October 2018
From
NPR
EU Civil Society forum criticises the EC Working Document on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis: "Weak Signals of Political Commitment" to tackling the diseases in Europe

This summer the European Commission published a Staff Working Document on “combating HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis in the EU and neighboring countries”. By publishing a Staff Working Document, the lowest level policy document on the European Commission’s initiative’s scale, the Commission gives a clear sign that it does not intend to take political commitment and develop further policy for tackling the three diseases in the European region.

Published
04 October 2018
From
Action for Global Health
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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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