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PEPFAR’s South Africa “transition”: Nearly 20 percent of patients went unaccounted for when care was transferred, study finds

Survey finding gaps in care, records during transfer of patients from PEPFAR-supported program to community-based clinics comes as new report cites need for data.

Published
19 August 2014
From
Science Speaks
AIDS Activist Takes up a New Fight: Defending FDA

As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves traveled to Washington to challenge the Food and Drug Administration. Gonsalves was part of the confrontational group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, which staged protests outside the FDA's headquarters, disrupted its public meetings and pressured its leaders into speeding up the approval of experimental drugs for patients dying of AIDS. A quarter century later, Gonsalves still travels to Washington, but with a different agenda: to defend the FDA.

Published
13 August 2014
From
ABC
Brazil Sees Rise In HIV Cases

Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil — with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24.

Published
12 August 2014
From
Huffington Post
Gilead in talks with Indian drugmakers to sell Sovaldi at cut-rate prices

Share Tools Comment Print Contact Author Reprint Indian drugmakers have a shot at bringing Gilead Sciences' ($GILD) hot new hepatitis C drug to their country. The California-based company is in talks with "a handful" of Indian pharmas to take Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to that country and other developing nations at a fraction of the U.S. price.

Published
11 August 2014
From
Fierce Pharma
An Activist's Welcome -- and a Friendly Challenge -- to NYC's New HIV Head

Now a high-level appointment at New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has given city activists hope that the department is getting serious about countering the epidemic in new HIV infections among men who have sex with men.

Published
08 August 2014
From
The Body
MSF: Untangling the web of antiretroviral price reductions, 17th Edition

This 17th edition of Untangling the Web of Antiretroviral Price Reductions is a departure from recent previous years. The information is presented in a new, shorter format focusing on a few key drugs as well as future regimens, along with an analysis of the current opportunities, challenges and threats faced in keeping the price of ARVs down.

Published
08 August 2014
From
MSF
Even With Obamacare, HIV Patients Are Shouldering A Huge Portion Of Their Treatment Costs

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) forbids insurance companies from refusing coverage to people with preexisting conditions, many providers have categorized special drugs — including those that treat HIV — so that patients shoulder as much as 50 percent of the total cost.

Published
08 August 2014
From
ThinkProgress
Corporate leaders must stand up for LGBT rights in Africa

AVAC and partners are putting public pressure on US corporations who will be meeting with African leaders during the week of August 4th in Washington DC. We are working in coalition to develop a sign-on statement that will be published in media outlets and complemented by country-based advocacy in Africa, asking US corporations that have made public commitments to human rights, including rights for LGBT individuals, ask African governments to provide the same protections for their citizens

Published
07 August 2014
From
AVAC
Non-adherence to medication threatens Cambodia’s zero AIDS deaths target

The Cambodian Government has committed to reaching zero AIDS-related deaths by 2020. But the number of deaths among people who are living with HIV continues to rise, despite the fact that antiretroviral treatment is more widely available. One reason for this is because some people living with HIV are missing follow-up hospital appointments and failing to adhere to antiretroviral treatment.

Published
07 August 2014
From
Key Correspondents
Damon L. Jacobs: The Calm in the PrEP Storm

A profile of Damon L. Jacobs, US PrEP advocate.

Published
07 August 2014
From
My Fabulous Disease

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