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Viral load testing capacity still weak in sub-Saharan Africa, 7-country study finds

Viral load testing capacity is still weak in some of the countries with the highest burden of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa and needs urgent improvement, according

Published
04 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Repealing Obamacare will have “devastating” consequences for millions—and many who are living with HIV

People across the nation are worried for the future of America’s health insurance system. Will an incoming administration led by President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress fulfill promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made along the campaign trail? What will become of people who now benefit from the ACA, particularly people with pre-existing conditions like HIV? And, what—if anything—can people who are worried do?

Published
03 January 2017
From
BETA blog
R.I.P. George Michael (1963–2016)

George Michael, who died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Oxfordshire, U.K., at age 53, was a champion of and fundraiser for many causes. Some of his charitable gestures were publicized; others flew under the radar; and sometimes, his generosity manifested in anonymous random acts of kindness.

Published
03 January 2017
From
Poz
Going beyond current ideas about the cascade of HIV care

Scientists in France have recently noted that while the cascade of HIV care as it is currently envisaged is useful, it does not provide a complete picture of what is occurring in the continuum of care. There are significant delays moving from one step of the cascade to the next - more attention needs to be placed on the time people spend between each stage of the continuum of care.

Published
03 January 2017
From
CATIE
Russia: Federal register of HIV patients to be launched on January 1

The Federal Register of HIV patients, set to be launched in Russia's regions on Jan. 1, will help provide patients with medicine, Health Ministry Spokesman Oleg Salagai told TASS. 'Any individual diagnosed with HIV should be interested in being included in this register since he or she will receive medicine on this basis,' Salagai explained.

Published
03 January 2017
From
TASS
HIV Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that the government will commit adequate resources to stem the acceleration of the virus from high-risk groups into the general population.

Published
29 December 2016
From
New York Times
Every missed HIV diagnosis is a failure of care

Response from Professor Chloe Orkin, chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), to an article discouraging GPs from offering HIV testing.

Published
24 December 2016
From
Pulse
The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40% drop in new HIV infections this year

The clinic at 56 Dean Street in Soho, central London, the largest sexual health clinic in the UK, saw an unprecedented 40% drop in new HIV diagnoses

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
In the era of universal treatment, what are HIV clinical guidelines for?

The purpose and structure of clinical HIV guidelines may have to change radically now that universal treatment on diagnosis is the clinical consensus, physicians from the European

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
GlaxoSmithKline’s New Drug Challenges HIV Treatment Orthodoxy

GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s ViiV Healthcare announced positive phase-three trial results for its new HIV drug in a dual-drug regimen, supporting the company’s audacious bet that it can shift the treatment orthodoxy away from three-drug combinations.

Published
20 December 2016
From
Wall Street Journal

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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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