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High prices hinder access to newer HIV drugs and optimal tests that ensure treatment is working

High prices continue to represent a major barrier to affordable access of both new HIV medicines and viral load testing -- which is the best way to monitor whether treatment is working -- according to two reports released today by international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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2 hours ago
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MSF
What is needed to 'step up the pace' on HIV prevention and treatment?

'Stepping up the pace', the theme of AIDS 2014, will require a new focus on key populations and geographical concentration of HIV, as well as intensified efforts

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17 hours ago
By
Keith Alcorn
AIDS 2014: A new target for HIV treatment from UNAIDS

Against the backdrop of a large screen photo of AIDS researcher Joep Lange, who died in Malaysian Airlines 17 crash last week, a high level panel Sunday discussed the UNAIDS new target for HIV treatment — 30 million by 2030.

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17 hours ago
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Science Speaks
Mark Heywood: Does anybody remember AIDS?

Although the AIDS industry in Melbourne will be full of theatre, rail and rage, it is far too timid and far away to make anyone with power over the future of AIDS uncomfortable. So here are some of the things the conference-goers should have on their consciences.

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20 hours ago
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Ground Up
AIDS 2014 opening ceremony honours Flight MH17 dead with drive to end AIDS by 2030

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) opened in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday evening overshadowed by the deaths of 298 passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Six delegates

Published
20 July 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
Funding for HIV prevention for people who inject drugs is in crisis, experts warn

Harm Reduction International, the International Drug Policy Consortium and the International HIV/Aids Alliance will publish a report that confirms HIV prevention services for drug injectors are losing out due to "changing donor policies and national government neglect".

Published
20 July 2014
From
The Observer
“Undetectable” viral load — opportunity for all by 2020

We call for an ambitious target of undetectable viral load to form the core of new global goals being debated by United Nations institutions and national governments and demand not just the promises but the funding, treatment options, laws and policies needed to meet those targets.

Published
20 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Campaign
Declining investment could slow research and rollout of new HIV prevention options

Investment in HIV prevention research fell US$50 million, or 4 percent, to US$1.26 billion in 2013, due to declining investments by the United States and European government donors, changes in the international development landscape and changes in the pipeline of HIV prevention products in various stages of development and implementation, according to a new report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group.

Published
20 July 2014
From
HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group press release
Global Policy, Local Disconnects A look into the implementation of the 2013 HIV treatment GuideLines

The Global Policy, Local Disconnects: A Look Into the Implementation of the 2013 HIV Treatment Guidelines report is a global initiative undertaken by ITPC and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). The research conducted and compiled in this report has been carried out by ITPC’s nine regional networks staff teams, ARASA and our respective country partners.

Published
20 July 2014
From
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell by Third in US Over Decade

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

Published
19 July 2014
From
ABC News
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