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Women under-represented in HIV clinical trials

Less than a quarter of people taking part in clinical trials for antiretroviral medications are women, potentially limiting the generalisability of findings, according to a systematic review

Published
2 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
CDC: Blacks with HIV less likely to receive consistent medical care

Blacks with HIV are less likely than whites and Hispanics to receive consistent medical care, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Published
05 February 2016
From
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Pennsylvania to Offer Free Hepatitis C Treatment to Low-Income People With HIV

The $13 million, six-month program  is expected to aid hundreds of low-income people over 65 years old in the state.

Published
05 February 2016
From
Poz magazine news
Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws

Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

Published
04 February 2016
From
The Guardian
US: Study shows direct link between state spending habits and AIDS deaths

American states with higher spending on social services and public health -- such as education and income support -- per person living in poverty (according to the federal poverty threshold) had significantly lower HIV/AIDS case rates and fewer AIDS deaths.

Published
04 February 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
People Are So Desperate For The Drug That Blocks HIV They're “Cheating” The NHS

It’s called “clinic hopping” and involves lying to doctors to get the drug Truvada. Those involved spoke to BuzzFeed News about the lengths they’ll go to for PrEP – and why.

Published
04 February 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
Lawsuits claim insurers unfairly refuse pricey hepatitis C drugs

Two Washington state insurers — Group Health Cooperative and BridgeSpan — are targeted in class-action lawsuits that claim the companies are unfairly rationing new drugs that can cure hepatitis C based on high cost, not medical need.

Published
03 February 2016
From
Seattle Times
Lawmaker: Costly hepatitis C drug "a slap in the face to veterans"

A Congressional hearing will begin Wednesday in response to a CBS News investigation, where we showed how a costly new cure for hepatitis C isn't making it to most of the 200,000 U.S. veterans infected with the disease, many as a result of their service. Congress has given $2.7 billion taxpayer to treat veterans with hepatitis C, but only 15 percent have been treated with the drug, one that might not exist without government funding.

Published
03 February 2016
From
CBS News
Activists United and Ignited by Urgency for HIV Prevention in Europe: EATG and AVAC call for the rollout of PrEP as a proven HIV prevention strategy

Initiated and organised entirely by the community of people living with and at risk for HIV, the second European HIV Prevention Summit brought together representatives of civil society, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and academia in Brussels between 29 and 31 January. In addition to a thorough examination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the summit discussed the latest developments in the research fields of vaccines, rectal and vaginal microbicides and antibodies and their utility in HIV prevention.

Published
03 February 2016
From
EATG
High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS – how to get involved

This URGENT ACTION ALERT aims to inform civil society organizations on how to get involved in the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be held during the UN General Assembly in New York in June 8 - 10 2016.

Published
02 February 2016
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ICASO
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