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The Next Global Fund Executive Director: The Qualities We Will Look For

The Global Fund’s ED should demonstrate an unshakeable commitment to human rights and key population issues. Nothing is more important in this changing global political landscape, where the organization’s biggest donor on human rights closed their borders to people fleeing conflict and violence.

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Investigating late HIV diagnoses as serious incidents may spur change across the health system

Investigating cases of very late HIV diagnosis through the NHS’ serious incident reporting process allows identification of the reasons for late diagnosis and provides an

Published
28 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Nurse-led intervention improves adherence to ART and is cost-effective

An antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence support study conducted in the Netherlands has been hailed as “an outstanding addition to the scientific literature on adherence.” Published

Published
28 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
The 2017 Hepatitis C Community Summit – a key step on the road to elimination

In the lead-up to the annual International Liver Congress (ILC) in Amsterdam, Eberhard Schatz of the Correlation Network writes about the Hepatitis C Community Summit that will be held in Amsterdam on the 18-19th of April to focus on community-related initiatives and their key role in the hepatitis C elimination movement. Read more about the Summit and register here.

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27 March 2017
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BMC Blogs Network (blog)
Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge

International groups representing doctors and patients have launched a fresh challenge to the patent on Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir at the European Patent Office in order to increase access to the treatment.

Published
27 March 2017
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Reuters
How many Americans are Gay?

As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.

Published
27 March 2017
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Time
Pharma could take NHS England to court over new delaying tactics

Pharma and patient groups are dismayed by new cost-capping and delaying measures, which they say will further restrict access to new medicines in England.

Published
27 March 2017
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PharmaPhorum
Industry links with patient organisations

A healthy relationship is possible if based on integrity, independence, accountability, and transparency.

Published
27 March 2017
From
BMJ
Meet The People Fighting To Save One Of The Last Remaining HIV Care Centres

The Sussex Beacon in Brighton has been caring for the sick and dying since 1992. But cuts threaten its future. For how much longer can it survive? BuzzFeed News investigates.

Published
27 March 2017
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BuzzFeed
Ensuring Migrants Have Access To HIV, TB Treatment Critical To Reversing Epidemics In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Michel Kazatchkine: There must be a halt to the deportation of migrants based on health status in the countries where it is still in practice; the region needs to ensure migrants have access to HIV services, including ART, and to full course TB/MDR-TB treatment in the host country; national and regional responses around infectious diseases like HIV and TB urgently need to be reviewed to include migrants as a vulnerable group.

Published
27 March 2017
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Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report / Huffington Post
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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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