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Aetna to Lower Costs for Most HIV Drugs After Complaint

Aetna Inc. has agreed to reduce out-of-pocket payments for most HIV and AIDS medicines after pressure from an advocacy group, revising coverage that had some patients paying $1,000 a month for the drugs.

Published
7 hours ago
From
Bloomberg
Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment, though fewer in the east

The large EMIS survey of gay men living in Europe has found that over 70% of respondents with HIV are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of those who

Published
8 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Sheena McCormack: helping to prepare the world for PrEP

As a clinician who has witnessed the devastating impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the 1980s, Sheena McCormack is enthusiastic about her latest project, the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) PROUD study. As lead investigator, she has been investigating the effect of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect against HIV infection in high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). PROUD has shown that PrEP reduces new HIV infections by 86%.

Published
28 March 2015
From
The Lancet
Guidance on overseas visitors hospital charging regulations

Guidance for NHS bodies in carrying out their duties under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 to make and recover charges for NHS hospital treatment from chargeable overseas visitors. It also includes guidance to safeguard the health of those not entitled to free hospital treatment and new guidance on sharing information on NHS debtors to subject them to immigration sanctions.

Published
27 March 2015
From
Department of Health
UNAIDS holds virtual consultation for its 2016–2021 Strategy

UNAIDS is holding its first round of virtual consultations to develop its 2016–2021 Strategy. From 23 March to 2 April, the consultation process will be open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences on how to accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action to Fast-Track the AIDS response.

Published
26 March 2015
From
UNAIDS
Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

Published
26 March 2015
From
Indianapolis Star
Larry Kramer: 'Genocide Is Being Inflicted on Gay People'

The HIV activist gave an impassioned speech calling for a cure for the virus at a Gay Men's Health Crisis gala.

Published
26 March 2015
From
The Advocate
Charging non-EU visitors to the UK for GP appointments ‘would backfire’, researchers say

Charging non-EU migrants for access to primary care would increase health risks to the rest of the population and place an even bigger financial burden on the NHS, experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have warned.

Published
24 March 2015
From
Pulse
KEI Europe asks Romanian government to issue compulsory licences on hepatitis C medicines

For a country with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of $9,060, roughly one-quarter of the overall GNI per capita across the EU, the medicines are simply too costly to be within reach of patients in need, and put strains on the government's ability to provide reimbursements.

Published
23 March 2015
From
Knowledge Ecology International
Canada: PrEP use now could save considerable sums in the future

A Canadian paper that weighs the cost of using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infections against the lifetime total cost of one HIV infection finds that,

Published
20 March 2015
By
Gus Cairns
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