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Do ethicists hinder HIV prevention research?

Ethics panels may be hindering HIV prevention efforts by requiring gay and bisexual adolescents to get parental consent before taking part in research, experts suggest.

Published
21 April 2016
From
Reuters
Fight against HIV doomed to fail without urgent focus on West and Central Africa

Globally agreed goals to curb the HIV epidemic by 2020 will not be met unless the HIV response is drastically accelerated in West and Central Africa, where people living with HIV continue to suffer needlessly and die silently, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned in a new report released today.

Published
20 April 2016
From
MSF
Zero draft 2016 Political Declaration released ahead of High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

The co-facilitators of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, Patricia Mwaba Kasese-Bota, Permanent Representative of Zambia to the United Nations, and Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations, have released the zero draft of the 2016 Political Declaration: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS in the age of sustainable development.

Published
20 April 2016
From
UNAIDS
Model suggests there are fewer people with HIV in the US than thought, and more of them on therapy

A study comparing recorded diagnoses of HIV with subsequent records of viral load and CD4 tests suggests that the number of people with HIV in the

Published
20 April 2016
By
Gus Cairns
NHS To Reconsider Its Decision Not To Provide The HIV Prevention Drug

The NHS in England is to reconsider its controversial decision not to provide the drug that prevents HIV. Faced with the threat of legal action by one of Britain’s leading HIV charities, NHS England’s lawyers have said a dedicated committee will meet next month to look again at the pronouncement.

Published
19 April 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
The NHS will now consider putting PrEP back into the NHS decision-making process following the threat of legal action from the National AIDS Trust (NAT)

On 21 March, NHS England announced it was pulling the plug on its decision-making process on whether to make HIV pre-exposure prophylaqxis available. the HIV charity received a response from NHS England stating that ‘NHS England will carefully consider its position on commissioning PrEP in light of [NAT’s] representations’. NHS England will now meet in May to decide whether to put PrEP back into the decision-making process from which it had previously been removed.

Published
19 April 2016
From
National AIDS Trust
Hepatitis C: no more treatment rationing; universal access to generic medicines everywhere!

People with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and their allies from Spain and around the world have gathered at the International Liver Congress to protest the outrageous price of life-saving HCV medicines. They are pushing for generic competition to bring down the price of HCV treatment and ensure universal access.

Published
18 April 2016
From
Treatment Action Group
Step down and salvage your HIV/Aids treatment policy legacy‚ Jacob Zuma advised

Besieged South African President Jacob Zuma has been advised to heed the chorus calling him to step down to save the notable only twinkle on his legacy: the radical shift in HIV/Aids treatment roll-out policy that saved millions of lives and hiked life expectancy.

Published
18 April 2016
From
Times LIVE
UNAIDS urges countries to adopt a people-, rights- and health-centred approach to reverse the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs

A new UNAIDS report says insufficient coverage of harm reduction programmes and policies that criminalize and marginalize people who inject drugs are failing to reduce new HIV infections.

Published
18 April 2016
From
UNAIDS
Low-cost generic hepatitis C drugs match branded products in viral response

Generic versions of direct-acting antivirals purchased from China and India by people unable to obtain treatment in their own countries were just as effective and safe as

Published
16 April 2016
By
Keith Alcorn

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