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Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?

"It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

Published
29 October 2014
From
The Body
How does a ‘human rights based approach’ work out on the ground? Lessons from South Africa

While international rhetoric on HIV and AIDS frequently invokes human rights, putting these ideas into practice in specific settings remains challenging, according to a process evaluation of

Published
29 October 2014
By
Roger Pebody
November: TAC's critical R10-million month

In financial difficulty, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) plans to raise R10 million in November to keep the organisation afloat. It's relying on public donations, hoping big funders will then follow. Spare a dime?

Published
28 October 2014
From
Daily Maverick
Michel Sidibé: Thailand leads way to ending Aids

This month, through its innovative Ending Aids by 2030 strategy, Thailand became the first country in Asia to offer HIV treatment to every person living with HIV.

Published
28 October 2014
From
Bangkok Post
Acting Up for Ebola: International HIV Activists Launch Solidarity Call

"We need an ACT UP for Ebola. Act Up, Fight Back, Fight Ebola!" That message, shared via the Internet with increasing hourly frequency in recent days among seasoned AIDS activists, has captured a growing sense of urgency for movement-level activism to address what some call AIDS on steroids -- the fast-moving, deadly Ebola epidemic.

Published
27 October 2014
From
The Body
Australia's rejection of costly new treatment sofosbuvir a 'death sentence for for Hepatitis C sufferers'

Dr Miriam Levy, the director of gastroenterology at Sydney's Liverpool Hospital, told the conference on Thursday that the recent decision by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to refuse subsidies for a breakthrough treatment for Hepatitis C had effectively delivered a death sentence to up to 50,000 Australians who would die from the disease in the next few years.

Published
27 October 2014
From
ABC Online
GSK eyes prime FTSE 100 slot for standalone HIV drugs business

GlaxoSmithKline, battered by weak U.S. drug sales and a bribery scandal in China, is looking to float ViiV, its fast-growing HIV drugs business as part of a recovery plan that includes a fresh round of cost cutting.

Published
26 October 2014
From
Reuters
HIV care cascade at Kaiser Permanente varies by sex and age

Though there has been improving performance of healthcare delivery at each point of the HIV care cascade, from linkage to care through viral suppression, "success varies significantly by

Published
23 October 2014
By
Theo Smart
Behavioural and financial incentives may improve HIV treatment outcomes

While making medications free can remove barriers to access for individuals who cannot pay for treatment, data suggest that for most people accessing care in industrialised countries, "making

Published
23 October 2014
By
Theo Smart
GlaxoSmithKline weighs an IPO for HIV-focused ViiV as it sharpens the budget axe

In the preamble to GSK's latest earnings statement, CEO Andrew Witty heralded the progress of ViiV, majority-owned by his company, since its foundation 5 years ago. Now, as ViiV enters the commercialization phase and continues building its pipeline, it might benefit from access to public markets, according to Witty. What that might mean in specific terms remains up in the air, and it's unclear whether GSK is considering selling off shares of only its own stake in the business.

Published
22 October 2014
From
FierceBiotech
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