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Pre-exposure prophylaxis works—it's time to deliver

The science is now clear: oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a coformulation of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine (Truvada) significantly reduces the risk of HIV infection among individuals at high risk of HIV infection. The news that PrEP has shown consistent efficacy among those who take it as prescribed should be a cause for celebration, and galvanise action to ensure access to PrEP for those who could benefit the most.

Published
17 April 2015
From
The Lancet
Nigel Farage and health tourism

Dr Shaun Griffin, Executive Director of External Affairs at Terrence Higgins Trust, challenges Nigel Farage’s recent comments about HIV and health tourism.

Published
17 April 2015
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Is There Any Good Reason Left to Delay Hepatitis C Treatment?

Physicians increasingly argue that the best choice is to get rid of hepatitis C right away. But your insurance company may not agree. How risky is it to wait for treatment?

Published
17 April 2015
From
Poz
HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

Published
15 April 2015
From
NAT press release
US: Debate erupts over care of HIV patients on Medicaid

Patient advocacy groups and Medicaid officials sharply disagree on whether HIV/AIDS patients are receiving adequate access to specialists and medications as states increasingly shift this population from traditional Medicaid to Medicaid managed care.

Published
15 April 2015
From
Modern Healthcare
Nicola Sturgeon Signs Open Letter Condemning Farage Over HIV Comments

The leaders of the SNP, the Green party, and Plaid Cymru have signed an open letter organised by ACT UP London disputing claims made by Nigel Farage about HIV-positive immigrants.

Published
15 April 2015
From
BuzzFeed
Program Succeeds at Better Keeping People With HIV in Medical Care

A program designed to rate the rate of HIV-positive people who stay in routine medical care has succeeded, and at a cost deemed reasonable.

Published
15 April 2015
From
AIDSMeds
UKIP wrong about HIV data and health tourism, say campaigners

HIV experts and campaigners have refuted claims by the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) that most people in the United Kingdom with a diagnosis of HIV are foreign nationals who come to the country as "health tourists" with the specific aim of exploiting the NHS.

Published
14 April 2015
From
BHIVA / BMJ
UKIP's Carswell Not Being Drawn Into HIV Row

Douglas Carswell - the son of a prominent HIV researcher - would not say if he backed Nigel Farage's controversial comments.

Published
14 April 2015
From
Sky News
'Show your passport to use the NHS', patients will be told under new guidelines

Hospitals have been issued with guidelines from the Department of Health which explain that they have a “legal obligation” to ensure they identify anyone not entitled to free treatment.

Published
13 April 2015
From
Daily Telegraph
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