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Scotland reports its lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2003

A report released on Tuesday by Health Protection Scotland shows that 2016 saw the lowest number of people diagnosed with HIV within Scotland since 2003. Last year,

Published
19 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
Should Antiretroviral Therapy be Offered the Same Day as Diagnosis?

Andy Seale summarizes a discussion that took place on ITPC’s listserv about when to initiate antiretroviral therapy. The discussion included consideration of WHO’s recommendation for Same Day Start.

Published
23 March 2017
From
ITPC
Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us

A substantial N.I.H. budget cut would undermine the fiscal stability of universities and medical schools, many of which depend on N.I.H. funding; it would erode America’s leadership in medical research; and it would diminish opportunities to discover new ways to prevent and treat diseases.

Published
23 March 2017
From
New York Times
Zim on course to meet UN target to end HIV, Aids

ZIMBABWE is on course to meeting the United Nations’ 90-90-90 ambitious target to help end the HIV and Aids pandemic by 90% in 2020, a Zimbabwe Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (Zimpha) survey says.

Published
23 March 2017
From
NewsDay
India: Rules eased for HIV, Hep B & C combo drugs

India's top drug regulator has said in a new order that companies manufacturing combination drugs for HIV and Hepatitis B & C can seek early approval with a WHO recommendation even if internationally the medicines are not approved as a combination but only individually. However, the drugs have to be relevant for India.

Published
23 March 2017
From
Times of India
Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'

PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

Published
22 March 2017
From
BBC
Fewer clinic visits improve retention in HIV care in Zambia

People with HIV who attended their clinic once every six months were much less likely to miss their next clinic visit, miss medication pick up

Published
22 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the 50-year-old NIH international research arm for elimination

The Fogarty center was one of the few specific trims in President Trump’s “skinny budget.” It is an odd target: Eliminating it would save only $69 million. The administration did not explain why it was picked, leaving scientists to surmise that it was because the center’s grants pay American doctors to train foreign ones. Mr. Trump has a well-known “America First” bent.

Published
21 March 2017
From
Science Speaks
Exposed: Huge national cuts to HIV support services

New Freedom of Information requests have exposed an alarming trend for cutting or completely decommissioning HIV support services across England and Wales.

Published
21 March 2017
From
National AIDS Trust
Trumpcare Could Bring HIV Roaring Back

The Republicans are hell-bent on pushing through their cruel replacement of Obamacare. Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes what could happen if they succeed.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Advocate
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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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