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Trump plan would limit PEPFAR “epidemic control” efforts to 12 countries

Neither Rex Tillerson nor the document expanded on which countries would be on their own in 2018, or how they would be chosen.

Published
07 July 2017
From
Science Speaks
Can Merck knock Glaxo off its HIV perch? Maybe so, one analyst says

High-profile investor Neil Woodford isn’t the only one worried about GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV prospects.

Published
06 July 2017
From
Fierce Pharma
Gilead in row with generics manufacturers over HIV drug in Ireland

Gilead Sciences, which manufactures the HIV antiretroviral drug Truvada, is planning injunctive action next week against Mylan and Actavis over alleged plans to sell a cheaper generic version of the drug in Ireland.

Published
06 July 2017
From
Irish Times
Zambian Activists Launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ Campaign

Over a dozen Zambian youths living with HIV and those who are passionate about fighting the spread of the virus have taken to social media to launch a campaign dubbed ‘Team No Shame About HIV+.’ Activist Benjamin Sakala said: "The other message we are trying to use as a campaign is the U=U meaning Undetectable = Untransmittable. This is aimed at encouraging HIV positive people to do their viral load tests and not just thinking about their CD4."

Published
05 July 2017
From
Paul Shalala / Blogspot
African Union endorses major new initiatives to end AIDS

African heads of state have endorsed two major new initiatives to help end AIDS by 2030.

Published
04 July 2017
From
UNAIDS
Senior MPs urge post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal

The move would be "in the interests of public health and safety," say Greg Clark and Jeremy Hunt.

Published
04 July 2017
From
BBC Health
MSF: HIV response in West and Central Africa will not succeed if key barriers remain unaddressed

MSF strongly commends the vital leadership shown by UNAIDS and African states in initiating the Acceleration Plan. African leaders are urged to address any limiting factors which may prevent its full realisation. These include legal and policy blockages, centralised health systems, weak procurement and supply chain management, financial barriers, including user fees for patients, and high levels of stigma. MSF also asks for the Acceleration Plan to soon include remaining countries in the region that face similar treatment gaps.

Published
04 July 2017
From
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International
HIV numbers 'terrifying' in Philippines as more millennials are diagnosed

Millennials living in the Philippines are the most likely to receive a positive HIV diagnosis. Monthly figures from April show there were 629 new notifications of HIV in the Philippines. More than half of those people were aged between 15 and 34 years old.

Published
03 July 2017
From
Gay Star News
Should everyone be getting the HIV prevention pill as part of this HIV vaccine study?

More than 500 people have signed up since December to be part of the country’s largest HIV vaccine trial, but some experts are crying foul over what they say is unequal access to the HIV prevention pill among participants.

Published
30 June 2017
From
Bhekisisa
More gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia, less HIV, at Dutch STI clinics

An increasing number of clients tested at a Dutch STI clinic for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is diagnosed with gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia. However the number of HIV diagnoses has declined for years. At the STI clinics, 285 new HIV diagnoses were detected in 2016, of which 93 percent were MSM.

Published
30 June 2017
From
RIVM

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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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