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Fewer clinic visits improve retention in HIV care in Zambia

People with HIV who attended their clinic once every six months were much less likely to miss their next clinic visit, miss medication pick up

Published
22 March 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the 50-year-old NIH international research arm for elimination

The Fogarty center was one of the few specific trims in President Trump’s “skinny budget.” It is an odd target: Eliminating it would save only $69 million. The administration did not explain why it was picked, leaving scientists to surmise that it was because the center’s grants pay American doctors to train foreign ones. Mr. Trump has a well-known “America First” bent.

Published
21 March 2017
From
Science Speaks
Exposed: Huge national cuts to HIV support services

New Freedom of Information requests have exposed an alarming trend for cutting or completely decommissioning HIV support services across England and Wales.

Published
21 March 2017
From
National AIDS Trust
Trumpcare Could Bring HIV Roaring Back

The Republicans are hell-bent on pushing through their cruel replacement of Obamacare. Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes what could happen if they succeed.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Advocate
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

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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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