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Latin America Has Beaten Down, but not Beaten, HIV/AIDS

The countries of Latin America have partially met the Millennium Development Goal referring to the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to the UNAIDS report on the global epidemic.

Published
20 July 2015
From
IPS News
Gilead Limits Enrollment in its Hep C Patient Program to Pressure Insurers

In a bid to push back against payers, Gilead Sciences is limiting enrollment to its patient assistance program for hepatitis C drugs, which helps people obtain the Sovaldi and Harvoni treatments when they lack sufficient insurance coverage or the financial wherewithal to get the medicines otherwise.

Published
20 July 2015
From
Wall Street Journal Pharmalot blog
Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out

Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.

Published
20 July 2015
From
The Scientist
Terrence Higgins Trust trustee to become its interim chief executive

Jackie Morton, a trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust, will act as its interim chief executive while the charity recruits a replacement for Rosemary Gillespie, who was recently asked to stand down as chief executive with immediate effect.

Published
20 July 2015
From
Civil Society
Vancouver Consensus Statement calls for early access to treatment and PrEP worldwide

Leading figures in the HIV response have endorsed a call for immediate access to antiretroviral therapy for all people upon diagnosis with HIV, on the opening day

Published
20 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
World Health Organization urges more HIV testing by non-medical staff, outside of clinical settings, targeted to those who need it the most

In addition to recommending that routine HIV testing in medical settings be expanded to reach new groups of patients, the World Health Organization’s new guidance on HIV

Published
20 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
World Health Organization to recommend HIV treatment for all

The World Health Organization will issue new HIV treatment guidelines later this year recommending treatment for all, regardless of CD4 cell count, Dr Meg Doherty of the

Published
20 July 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
Test and treat studies and African countries showing that 90-90-90 targets are achievable

Health services in some African countries including Botswana, Rwanda and Malawi are now providing effective HIV treatment to a greater proportion of their HIV-positive citizens than the

Published
20 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Gilead Limits Enrollment in its Hep C Patient Program to Pressure Insurers

The drug maker is taking this step after finding that some payers, despite receiving discounts in recent months, have continued to restrict patient access to its hepatitis C medicines. As a result, Gilead has been picking up the cost of the medicines for more people it would like seeking patient assistance, according to a July 1 letter sent to patient groups and community health providers, among others.

Published
19 July 2015
From
Wall Street Journal
Reaching UNAIDS HIV treatment targets could avert millions of deaths and new infections

Achieving UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for getting more people with HIV diagnosed and on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in two of the hardest-hit countries – Nigeria and South Africa

Published
18 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman

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