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Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

Theresa May has been urged by charity chiefs to stop the NHS rationing treatment for seriously ill patients and to find more money for their care in the budget next month. The charities from the Specialised Healthcare Alliance said this rationing is taking place without sufficient public scrutiny.

Published
21 February 2017
From
The Guardian
Merck's lead HIV play hits the mark in first phase 3 challenge

Merck has taken a big step toward getting its lead HIV candidate doravirine to market, setting up a showdown with Johnson & Johnson's big-selling Prezista.

Published
19 February 2017
From
FierceBiotech
A Contentious List of Finalists for Global Aid Fund Group’s Director

Three candidates to become the next director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw harsh scrutiny from the fund’s largest donor, the United States.

Published
19 February 2017
From
New York Times
New NNRTI doravirine shows good efficacy in phase 3 study

Doravirine, an investigational next-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) from Merck, reduced HIV viral load as well as boosted darunavir in a phase 3 clinical trial of

Published
19 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Time spent by people in HIV care in US with a transmissible viral load has fallen by three-quarters since 2000

A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) in Seattle found

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

A genetic analysis of a large database of people with HIV in the UK in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
When science, community and political will come together, we can end the epidemic, says New York commissioner

New York City’s strategy to end the HIV epidemic is firmly rooted in science, was developed in conjunction with community activists, and has support from top-level political

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Vaccine trial: Community trust is key

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker knows from more than 20 years in the field that researchers have to work hand in hand with the communities most affected if they want to halt an epidemic. And the townships are ground zero for HIV/AIDS in Cape Town.

Published
17 February 2017
From
Fred Hutch
An 18% Decline in HIV Incidence in the US Over Six Years is Not Enough

David Holtgrave and Robert Bonacci: "At a time when some decision makers are considering possibly repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, which we know provided critical health insurance access for persons living with HIV and helped to avoid HIV transmission, we should instead be focusing as a nation on expanding critical HIV-related services and access to comprehensive care."

Published
16 February 2017
From
Huffington Post
One-stop sexual health: PrEP services at your local pharmacy

Pharmacists—who work across centers that range from community clinics, to pharmacies in grocery stores, to stand-alone retail centers—may be an untapped resource as potential PrEP service providers. This was the subject up for discussion at a recent session at CROI, where two presenters shed light on the feasibility of pharmacist-delivered PrEP services.

Published
16 February 2017
From
BETA blog

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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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