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Terrence Higgins Trust plans redundancies as part of restructure

The Terrence Higgins Trust has confirmed that it is likely to make redundancies as part of an internal restructuring process, and is also currently looking to sell its main office building in central London.

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17 hours ago
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Civil Society News
A Diplomat’s Perspective on Use of Science and Evidence in Implementing PEPFAR

The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest international health program by one country devoted to a single disease—HIV/AIDS—changed the way diplomacy and health intersect in many parts of the world…. This is the story of the program’s creation and early implementation from the perspective of the US ambassador to Uganda, among the first countries on the continent to use data and evidence to describe, track, and treat HIV and AIDS patients through PEPFAR.

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18 hours ago
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Science & Diplomacy
Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

The controversy over a high-profile investigation that examined allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a top official of UNAIDS has sent shockwaves throughout the international health community, as details emerge that the issue might have reached far more widely than official data indicate, in the midst of a culture of silence, intimidation, and fear.

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18 hours ago
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The Lancet (requires free registration)
Sexual harassment and abuse—the sinister underbelly

UNAIDS has at best marginalised and at worst buried allegations of sexual harassment. Its responses have been unduly weak and unacceptable, and the announcements of remediation are too little too late. Furthermore, internal loyalty to the existing leadership seems to trump integrity in the organisation, and has contributed to a culture devoid of transparency and accountability.

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18 hours ago
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The Lancet (requires free registration)
HIV diagnoses in Brighton started to fall before London and for different reasons

New HIV diagnoses in Brighton & Hove have fallen by half since 2013, according to a poster presented at the joint British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Published
22 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Papua New Guinea's critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Papua New Guineans living with HIV may die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus are not restocked soon, a member of the local HIV advocacy body has warned.

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23 hours ago
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ABC Online
Orban is not delivering health for Hungary

Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic strength over the health of their people...An OECD Country Health Profile on Hungary in 2017 offers a stark comparison with health outcomes in other European Union (EU) countries. Life expectancy in Hungary is nearly 5 years below the EU average...lower than all of Hungary's immediate neighbours with the exception of Romania. Under Orban's leadership, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has more than doubled in a decade, rising from 1·0 per 100 000 in 2005 to 2·7 per 100 000 in 2015.

Published
21 April 2018
From
The Lancet
Loneliness and isolation top list of unmet social needs among people living with HIV in the UK

A survey of a large, representative sample of people attending HIV clinics in England has identified satisfaction with HIV-related services, but considerable unmet need for social and

Published
20 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Mumbai fast-tracks AIDS response by spearheading innovations to end epidemic by 2030

Population growth and fast urbanization, fuelled by sustained immigration and accelerating mobility, are rapidly changing the socio-economic and behavioural patterns of people in big cities.

Published
20 April 2018
From
UNAIDS
New care standards for HIV aim to boost quality despite funding pressures

Treatment advances mean that HIV is becoming more common in people over the age of 50, and services need to better reflect the need for care over the life course, says the British HIV Association today on the issue of its latest set of quality standards for people living with HIV.

Published
20 April 2018
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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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