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HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda

Sarah Achieng Opendi, state minister for health, told the Guardian the country’s national medical stores were running out of the antibiotic Septrin, which is used to treat and fight conditions like flu, malaria, diarrhoea and tuberculosis.

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16 hours ago
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The Guardian
AIDS Healthcare Foundation files two lawsuits against Gilead

Four Californians living with HIV, including one in Marin County, are suing the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences over its continued distribution of what they say is a toxic HIV medicine while it kept a safer version of the drug on its lab shelf to turn a higher profit.

Published
21 May 2018
From
The Bay Area Reporter
CDC to roll back data collection on the health and well-being of LGBT people

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official disclosed that it will roll back support for the collection of data on the health and well-being of LGBT people through the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Published
18 May 2018
From
Williams Institute
Dean Street Express: We want people without symptoms to order home-testing kits from now on

London sexual health clinic, Dean Street Express, has confirmed that it has slashed the number of appointment slots it now offers. Instead, the Soho clinic wants people without symptoms to order STI home-testing kits.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
More than half of children living with HIV still without treatment in high burden, PEPFAR-supported southern African countries

Data across 20 countries receiving PEPFAR support showed 56 percent of children living with HIV under the age of 15 — an estimated 750,000 children — are not receiving the life-saving treatment that also prevents transmission of the virus.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Science Speaks
WHO Issues First-Ever List Of Essential Diagnostic Tests

The World Health Organization today published its first Essential Diagnostics List, which identifies the most-needed tests for conditions and diseases.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Intellectual Property Watch
HIV/AIDS community divided over allegations about UNAIDS

Although terms of reference were agreed for an Independent Expert Panel on harassment, the controversy continues to divide the HIV/AIDS community. John Zarocostas reports.

Published
18 May 2018
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
Dean Street clinic in London slashes appointments from 350 a day to just 75

London’s best-known sexual health clinic has tweeted it is cutting the number of people it can see at its Dean Street Express branch.

Published
17 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
Why Experienced HIV/ID Doctors Leave Clinical Practice

Three of my good friends — they’re way more than just colleagues after all this time — in the HIV/ID world have left clinical practice recently.

Published
16 May 2018
From
NEJM Journal Watch
Laurie Garrett: Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it. But it is not hard to see why President Trump would see Redfield's hardcore, right-wing credentials as a good fit. It is another example of the Trump administration's willingness to place politics over sensible public policy.

Published
16 May 2018
From
CNN
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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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