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Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men in Vietnam risk being left behind as the country strives to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets for diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression,

Published
20 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Trump Administration Proposes Big Cuts In Medical Research

Biomedical research and public health are among the big losers in the Trump administration's proposed budget.

Published
17 March 2017
From
NPR
Trump Budget Would Force Tough Choices in Disease Research

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the nation's engine of biomedical research would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases — and for jobs.

Published
17 March 2017
From
New York Times
Q&A: The director of the Gates Foundation's HIV program on what's needed to accelerate efforts

Devex caught up with Emilio Emini, director of the HIV program at the foundation, to check in on the progress that has been made in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease, as well as what more is needed to control the epidemic.

Published
17 March 2017
From
Devex
Finding men with HIV – and keeping them in treatment

Specialised services to attract men to HIV testing and treatment may need to adopt several different formats in order to reach different sub-populations of men,

Published
17 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
One important exception to Trump’s budget cuts: programs to fight AIDS

On the domestic front, the budget calls for funding for Ryan White HIV/AIDS providers — a “high priority” it wants to continue. The budget also “provides sufficient resources to maintain current commitments and all current patient levels on HIV/AIDS treatment under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.”

Published
16 March 2017
From
Vox
Drugs costing 8p a day could be hit by 'devastating' NHS rationing plan

At present, the NHS has 90 days to make drugs available to patients, once they have been given the green light by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice). The new system will allow health officials an extra three years to introduce drugs, during which time they will try to negotiate cost reductions.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Telegraph
Mariëtte Botes: ARV pioneer who became the victim of abuse and hostility

Dr Mariëtte Botes, who has died in Pretoria at the age of 50, was an early pioneer of antiretroviral cocktails that saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with Aids. But, reports The Times, while running a clinical trial at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria in 1999, she became the target of a hostile campaign by Patricia de Lille, who was then an MP for the PAC, who accused her of abusing and exploiting her patients.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Medical Brief
Linkage to HIV care still challenging for young men, Botswana study finds

Almost one in five people newly diagnosed with HIV in a study employing active methods to link people to care and treatment had still not linked to

Published
16 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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