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Uganda fails to keep up with demand for HIV drugs

Despite a remarkable increase in access to HIV treatment over the last decade, the number of people in need of antiretroviral drugs in Uganda continues to outpace the response.

Published
8 hours ago
From
Key Correspondents
Mark Heywood: Ebola’s rapid death march - It’s time we learnt

Ebola and HIV are closely related in their social pathogenesis. The spread of both viruses is directly related to appalling governance of public heath systems and social inequality. Their control and treatment boils down to issues of democracy, equality and good governance.

Published
11 hours ago
From
Daily Maverick
Juncker seen making U-turn on medicines policy

Jean-Claude Juncker has ceded to pressure from MEPs and abandoned his plan to return control of medicines and pharmaceutical products to the Industry Commissioner. This responsibility will instead remain in the hands of the Health Commissioner.

Published
17 October 2014
From
EurActiv
UK: Funding cuts for drug and alcohol treatment

Earlier this month (October 2014) Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health published a joint review of drug and alcohol commissioning in England and Wales. This Department of Health funded review was based on a series of interviews with Directors of Public Health (94% of the 152 Upper Tier authorities participated) and Drugscope and looked at current and future commissioning plans for drug and alcohol treatment.

Published
17 October 2014
From
Russell Webster (blog)
Africa: Writing the Final Chapter on AIDS

The 90-90-90 plan, unveiled by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) earlier this year, seeks to halt the spread of HIV by 2020 and to end the epidemic by 2030. Some African countries are on track to achieving the ambitious 90-90-90 targets.

Published
17 October 2014
From
Inter Press Service
High effectiveness seen in English PrEP trial

The Steering Committee* of the PROUD trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in gay men in England announced today that participants currently on the deferred arm of the

Published
16 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
IDWeek 2014: Behavioral 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 industrialized countries, "making medications available for free or low cost will not solve problems with medication non-adherence," according to a presentation by Kevin Volpp from the University of Pennsylvania last week at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia.

Published
16 October 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Targeted adherence measures and viral load monitoring needed to improve retention in South African ART programme

Of the people living with HIV in South Africa who are eligible to start antiretroviral therapy (ART), only 57% are in care and only 37% of

Published
16 October 2014
By
Lesley Odendal
Inventing the end of AIDS is premature and dangerous

In recent years, I have had many misgivings about the state of the AIDS response. I have watched with growing disquiet as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has published its global report on the state of AIDS each year, increasingly taking on the voice of a cheerleader, applauding country efforts, commending progress and being the bearer of good news.

Published
15 October 2014
From
International HIV / AIDS Alliance
Unique 'pay if you clear' proposal for new hepatitis drug

The NHS in Scotland could be reimbursed for the cost of a new hepatitis drug if sufferers fail to clear the virus. The novel proposal was revealed after the drug Olysio was cleared for use by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).

Published
15 October 2014
From
BBC
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