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Linda-Gail Bekker: Ending Aids in South Africa is ‘ambitious but plausible’

Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and professor of medicine at the University of Cape Town will become president of the International AIDS Society – the world’s largest association of HIV professionals – at the 18-22 July’s International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban.

Published
30 June 2016
From
Medical Brief
Brexit spells upheaval for EU and UK drug regulation

Britain's vote to leave the European Union spells regulatory uncertainty for drug companies, with the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA), which approves treatments for all EU countries, expected to have to relocate. Britain's biggest drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline, said the exit vote "creates uncertainty and potentially complexity for us in the future".

Published
30 June 2016
From
Reuters
Why We Should Pay for the Pill to Stop You Getting HIV

Other events will be overshadowing today’s Gay Pride march in London, but one significant group on the parade is a bunch of HIV organisations and their fans marching, probably in blue, under the banner #United4PrEP - pre-exposure prophylaxis, the HIV pill to stop HIV.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Huffington Post
Migration and maternity care - getting through the charging labyrinth

Thousands of pounds in charges, complex rules and administrative errors mean many migrant women are missing essential maternity care. Maternity Action’s new advice service helps pregnant women get the care they need.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Migrants' Rights Network
This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends

The data comes from state and city health departments that collect this information on a local level, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the project's lead researcher, told Business Insider. That way, it can be pulled into one, interactive map. "We use maps to find where a Starbucks is, or where to find a pharmacy, so people are really familiar with that interface," he said.

Published
27 June 2016
From
Business Insider
Gilead’s single tablet regimen Odefsey receives European marketing approval for HIV treatment

The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Gilead Sciences' once-daily single tablet regimen (STR) Odefsey (emtricitabine 200 mg/rilpivirine 25 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg or R/F/TAF) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in certain patients.

Published
27 June 2016
From
PharmaBiz
UK HIV charities make history in campaign for PrEP at Pride in London

The biggest HIV, health and LGBTI sexual health charities united and marched together, for the first time, in their campaign to bring PrEP to the UK. The groups included Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust, GMFA, METRO, 56 Dean Street, Positive East, Positive 21, Positively UK, London Friend Counselling, Naz, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Spectra, CliniQ, Barts Health NHS, HIV i-Base, and UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB).

Published
27 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
Moscow Region HIV Patients Not Receiving Vital Medicine

HIV patients in the Moscow region have complained about a shortage of medicine, the Kommersant newspaper reported Friday.

Published
27 June 2016
From
The Moscow Times
UK: Government cuts are brewing a sexual health crisis

Rising demand for sexual health care amid reduced budgets and privatisation puts further strain on an under-resourced sector.

Published
27 June 2016
From
The Guardian
ART use averting huge numbers of opportunistic infections among children living with HIV in lower-income countries

There has been a decrease in cases of many opportunistic infections (OIs) among children living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries thanks to antiretroviral therapy (ART),

Published
27 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
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