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Ebola hampers HIV/AIDS care in Liberia

Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.

Published
24 November 2014
From
IRIN
Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives

Exposing the trade in stolen drugs that is costing the lives of tens of thousands of HIV/AIDS sufferers in Zimbabwe.

Published
24 November 2014
From
Al Jazeera (video)
Positive response to 'gift tokens for undetectable viral load' trial

A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among people with HIV and clinic staff to a trial that

Published
24 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
CHMP Grants Positive Opinions of AbbVie’s VIEKIRAX™ (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) + EXVIERA™ (dasabuvir) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Europe

Major regulatory milestone achieved toward approval in the European Union; final decision from the European Commission expected in the first quarter of 2015.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AbbVie press release
Racial Disparities in the US Gay Male HIV Epidemic Appear Entrenched

Despite many efforts to fight racial disparities in HIV rates among men who have sex with men (MSM), black MSM will likely continue to have disproportionately high HIV rates for decades. A modeling analysis projects how varying rates of HIV testing and retention in HIV care would affect racial disparities between black and white MSM.

Published
21 November 2014
From
AIDSMeds
CDC Releases Audit of Shuttered AIDS Group NAPWA

The Petrelis Files blog looks at the CDC audit of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), which declared bankruptcy and closed in 2013.

Published
21 November 2014
From
Poz magazine news
UNAIDS reports that reaching Fast-Track Targets will avert nearly 28 million new HIV infections and end the AIDS epidemic as a global health threat by 2030

If the world does not rapidly scale up in the next five years, the epidemic is likely to spring back with a higher rate of new HIV infections than today, UNAIDS says.

Published
19 November 2014
From
UNAIDS
One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

One in eight gay men in London has HIV according to figures released today, which reveal the disease is three times more prevalent in the capital than the rest of the country.

Published
19 November 2014
From
Evening Standard
NHS asks Nice to delay ground-breaking hepatitis C drug

Nice is due to finish its final assessment of sofosbuvir in January. It is usual for them to give the NHS three months to find the money or put staff – if needed – in place. NHS England is thought to have asked them to delay this by six months.

Published
19 November 2014
From
Channel 4 News (blog)
Pharmaceutical Industry Doing More to Improve Access to Medicine in Developing Countries; Performance on Some Aspects Lags

The world's leading pharmaceutical companies are doing more to improve access to medicine in developing countries, with a raft of new initiatives, scale-ups and innovations over the last two years. However, the industry struggles to perform well in some practices that matter, according to the 2014 Access to Medicine Index, published Monday. GSK tops the Index for the fourth time. This is driven by robust performance across most areas, with several innovative practices. Novo Nordisk has made the most progress, improving in five of the seven areas the Index focuses on. This has resulted in a remarkable leap from 6th to 2nd place. Sanofi and Pfizer fell down the ranking most significantly.

Published
18 November 2014
From
Access to Medicine Index

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