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Improving health facility efficiency could markedly expand HIV treatment

Health facilities in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia could extend life-sustaining antiretroviral therapy to hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV if facilities improved the efficiency of service delivery.

Published
21 July 2016
From
Science Daily
HIV Drug Pricing Protest Interrupts PrEP Session at AIDS 2016

Protesters against the high cost of antiretroviral drugs joined forces and marched together today, interrupting a research presentation today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).

Published
21 July 2016
From
BETA blog
SEARCH study exceeds 90-90-90 targets after 2 years of 'test and treat' for HIV in rural East Africa

A large study that embeds 'test and treat' for HIV within a larger multi-disease prevention campaign in rural Kenya and Uganda has achieved 82% viral suppression after

Published
20 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
South Africa: Mark Heywood - Nodding Along to Protesters At #Aids2016 Is Not Enough

Mark Heywood, the director of social justice organisation Section27 and a board member of the Treatment Action Campaign addressed the media on the sidelines of the International Aids conference on Tuesday. This is a transcript of his speech.

Published
20 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
Progress towards 90-90-90 targets in southern Africa: find the men!

Studies of treatment cascade performance in South Africa and Namibia show large variations between districts and highlight the need for up-to-date information on performance to guide programming,

Published
20 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
US Aids funding 'would continue under Trump'

Deborah Birx, global Aids co-coordinator for the US, tells the BBC Aids funding would continue if Donald Trump became president.

Published
20 July 2016
From
BBC Health
Far fewer people drop out of HIV care in South Africa than previously thought

Previous research has considerably over-estimated the number of people living with HIV who stop attending medical facilities, the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban was

Published
20 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
New strategy aims to end AIDS in children by 2020

A new strategy to end paediatric AIDS launched at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday calls for antiretroviral treatment services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
It’s all go for a new HIV vaccine efficacy trial this year

A new efficacy trial for an HIV vaccine – only the seventh ever conducted in the history of the epidemic – will start this November, the

Published
19 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Comprehensive services for sex workers reduce detectable viral load, but enhanced ARV services provide no extra benefit

A randomised trial in female sex workers in Zimbabwe, offering enhanced access to HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has failed to show that the extra services

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody

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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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