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NHS England announces annual investment decisions for certain specialised services [including HIV treatment as prevention]

NHS England has today (2 July) set out its planned investment decisions for certain specialised services as part of its annual commissioning round.

Published
03 July 2015
From
NHS England press release
Demonstrators demand NHS access to PrEP

A long and diverse group of people formed a line outside the 56 Dean Street NHS health clinic last night, demanding access to PrEP – a daily pill that prevents HIV transmission. Although 56 Dean Street is London’s busiest and most advanced sexual health clinic, the NHS does not let doctors at the clinic prescribe PrEP. Dressed in blue, the colour of the pills themselves, the line of protesters snaked around the corner to Old Compton Street, with passers-by stopping to ask what was happening.

Published
03 July 2015
From
SoSoGay
Washington DC sees 'remarkable' drop in number of newly reported HIV cases

The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV and the deaths related to the illness continued to drop in the District of Columbia in 2013, although overall prevalence of the virus remained at epidemic levels, according to data released Tuesday by the city.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Washington Post
Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act Hailed as Tremendous Win for People Living With HIV/AIDS

Millions of Americans will continue to have health insurance, thanks to the historic Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on June 25, 2015.

Published
02 July 2015
From
The Body
Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Poz
Manufacturing deal wins China cheap supply of GSK's new HIV drug

China will receive cut-price supplies of GlaxoSmithKline's new HIV drug Tivicay, following a deal for Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals to become an additional manufacturer of the medicine's active ingredient.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Reuters
Drugmakers warn Greek medicine supply "may be in jeopardy"

Drugmakers said on Monday they would continue to ship medicines to Greece in coming weeks, despite mounting unpaid bills, but warned supplies could be in jeopardy if Europe did not take emergency action.

Published
01 July 2015
From
Reuters
National study finds life-threatening barriers in access to breakthrough drugs

Most states violate federal Medicaid law because they deny coverage for sofosbuvir, a new and highly effective treatment to cure hepatitis C, according to Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., director of The Miriam Hospital's HIV/Viral Hepatitis Coinfection Program. Taylor's team of researchers examined Medicaid policies for hepatitis C virus treatment using sofosbuvir and found that most should change policy to improve access to the treatment.

Published
30 June 2015
From
Eurekalert
Launch of innovative HIV prevention fund

Public Health England is encouraging all voluntary organisations to apply for national funding to enable innovative HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) projects across England.

Published
29 June 2015
From
Public Health England press release
Bristol-Myers to stop new antiviral drug research

Bristol-Myers Squibb said on Thursday that it would stop efforts to find new antiviral drugs and cut 100 related jobs. The company said it will also discontinue its Hepatitis B and HIV early programs.

Published
26 June 2015
From
Reuters
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