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Mothers starting antiretrovirals in Malawi lost from care more frequently, revealing weaknesses in Option B+ implementation

Although Malawi’s policy of offering lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) to women living with HIV who are pregnant or breastfeeding resulted in a sevenfold increase in women

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1 hour ago
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Call to EU Ministers of health and CEOs of Abbvie, BMS, Gilead, Janssen and Merck/MSD regarding universal access to curative hepatitis C treatment in the EU and beyond

Together with many large NGOs EATG has signed up to a Joint Declaration urging EU Ministries of health to consider compulsory licensing as a last resort to ensure access to the HCV direct-acting antivirals.

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7 hours ago
From
EATG
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Men Who Have Sex With Men Getting Treatment Sooner

Long-term trends indicate that European men who have sex with men are seeking treatment for HIV at earlier stages of their disease, researchers reported here.

Published
25 July 2014
From
MedPage Today
Gilead's Sovaldi soars with sales of $3.48 billion

An excellent day for Gilead Sciences has seen the US biotech post record-breaking sales of its hepatitis C pill Sovaldi and approval in the USA for Zydelig to treat three types of blood cancer.

Published
25 July 2014
From
Pharma Times
Activists Hold Die-In to Protest High Price of Gilead’s Hepatitis C Drug

Treatment activists at the 20th International AIDS Conference held a die-in to protest the exorbitant pricing of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Gilead’s new hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug. As Gregg Alton, Gilead’s executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs, spoke, activists brought him a liver on a silver platter while chanting “Pills Cost Pennies, Greed Costs Lives,” “Shame, Shame, Shame,” and “Pharma Greed Kills.” Their signs said, “Wanted: Crimes Against Access,” “Hep C Criminal,” and “Gilead Kills” as the O’Jay’s “For the Love of Money” blared in the background.

Published
25 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
Bob Geldof slams wealthy countries over 'disgraceful' lack of HIV funding

The Live Aid founder said there had been incredible advances in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the past 30 years, but that final steps were the most crucial.

Published
24 July 2014
From
ABC News
ART demand up to 16.8 million by 2016

The projected demand for antiretroviral therapy (ART) will increase to 16.8 million person-years by the end of 2016 in low- and middle-income countries, including 15.7 million person-years of

Published
24 July 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Maximizing the benefits of antiretroviral therapy for key populations

“Maximizing the benefits of ART for key populations” grew out of discussions between the Key Affected Populations and Treatment as Prevention Working Groups of the International AIDS Society. The two groups agreed that given the rapidly changing treatment and prevention landscape in HIV, there was a need to consider a range of issues affecting treatment access, prevention choices, and the implications of new guidelines for key populations.

Published
24 July 2014
From
International AIDS Society
AIDS 2014: Financing the new global HIV treatment vision – advocacy and economics

The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project’s own estimates of the global costs of reaching extremely high levels of ART coverage in low and middle-income countries suggest that between U.S.$5.5 to $9 billion might be required annually to meet this goal by 2020.

Published
24 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
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