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Behind Battle Over Drug Prices, Quiet Money From Big Pharma

Is there a conflict of interest for hepatitis C advocates in accepting funds from pharmaceutical companies and representing the interests of patients when questions of drug pricing and access to treatment are being debated?

Published
19 September 2016
From
Bloomberg
Through a Journal, a Long-Term HIV Survivor Looks Back at the Early Years

In 1991 when I was 29, I learned I was infected with HIV. I was devastated, and for the first several months, it was not a good place to be. But, in the midst of my sadness, anger, depression and a whole range of other emotions, I again began to journal my thoughts.

Published
19 September 2016
From
The Body
Clinton Foundation plans to spin off flagship health project

The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation would spin off its flagship health project, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, into a "completely independent" charity if Hillary Clinton were to win the U.S. presidency in November.

Published
19 September 2016
From
Reuters
UNAIDS urges donors to commit to fully funding the Global Fund

Ahead of the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund), to be held in Montreal, Canada, on 16 and 17 September, UNAIDS is calling on donors to fully fund the Global Fund. 

Published
16 September 2016
From
UNAIDS
NHS funding cuts ‘forcing people to buy medicine through Facebook’

Patients and researchers say the medicine is safe, however pharmacists have warned that medicine bought online could be placebo pills or contain dangerous ingredients.

Published
16 September 2016
From
The Independent
How three drug users took on the might of the Russian state

Substitution therapy for addicts is banned in Russia. Three activists are hoping to gain access to the treatment through the European court of human rights.

Published
15 September 2016
From
The Guardian
Emergency department’s routine HIV testing has helped identify dozens living undiagnosed

A London hospital that introduced routine HIV screening for emergency patients has helped diagnose dozens of people who were unaware they were living with HIV.

Published
15 September 2016
From
Pink News
Where would gay men prefer to take their next HIV test?

Among English gay men who have never previously taken a test for HIV, self-testing and self-sampling are the most popular options for a future HIV test, but

Published
15 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Sweden the first country to achieve UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 target

Sweden has become the first country to achieve the UNAIDS/World Health Organization (WHO) 90-90-90 target, research published in HIV Medicine shows. At the end of 2015, 90% of

Published
14 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
World Health Organisation should outsource key duties, experts say

At the heart of the vision for reform outlined in the article is a radical change to the way the WHO operates, with vital activities outsourced to other key players in the global health field, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria, and frontline humanitarian response groups including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Published
13 September 2016
From
The Guardian

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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