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United States: A GOP Health Care Plan May Ruin Our Best Chance At Ending HIV And AIDS

Though it’s unclear how (or if) the ACA will be repealed, the plan passed by the House this month would certainly lead to fewer insured Americans and, by extension, fewer patients able to afford PrEP.

Published
17 May 2017
From
Huffington Post
A path toward ending AIDS in the US by 2025

Using prevention surveillance data to model rates of HIV incidence, prevalence and mortality, investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health set targets, specifically a decrease in new infections to 21,000 by 2020 and to 12,000 by 2025, that would mark a transition toward ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Published
15 May 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Life expectancy now near-normal in people with CD4 counts over 350 a year after starting therapy

A large study of 88,504 people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), published in The Lancet HIV journal and reported widely in the news, has found substantial

Published
15 May 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Trump nominates Mark Green as USAID administrator

Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Mark Green, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania and president of the International Republican Institute, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Wednesday.

Published
12 May 2017
From
Devex
Gilead's last chronic HIV drug — and what it plans to do now

Gilead Sciences Inc. — whose HIV-fighting drugs have helped to nearly triple the lives of people with the HIV virus and reduce the number of pills patients pop from 25 to one — expects this fall to ask government regulators to approve its final chronic HIV treatment.

Published
11 May 2017
From
San Francisco Business Times
The continuum of HIV care: What does it mean and how is Europe doing?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: this new ECDC report summarises key findings concerning and the Continuum of HIV Care in Europe based on data reported by countries in Europe and Central Asia. In the 37 countries reporting data, an estimated 1.2 million people are living with HIV, 898 000 of whom (75%) have been diagnosed; 88% of these are estimated to be virally suppressed.

Published
10 May 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

Published
10 May 2017
From
BBC
Scott Gottlieb wins confirmation as FDA commissioner

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is headed back to the Food and Drug Administration. By a vote of 57 to 42, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gottlieb, a former FDA deputy commissioner, as the agency’s next chief.

Published
10 May 2017
From
STAT
Aiding and Abetting: Why Western Fundraising Fails to Stop AIDS Epidemics

International organizations have repeatedly deceived donors to ensure ever more funding for AIDS-relief efforts.

Published
09 May 2017
From
World Policy
To End AIDS in the United States, Stay True to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Ten years after the strategy effort started, we celebrate our collective progress, but know we are at a precipice. Recent advances will be squandered if Congress and the administration retreat on the ACA and other policy achievements, making it harder for people living with or at risk of HIV to get the services they need to stay alive and healthy.

Published
09 May 2017
From
Project Inform

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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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