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HIV Positive Votes in the General Election 2015

A summary of each party's policies on health issues.

Published
01 May 2015
From
LASS
Tense debate over ethics of trial on link between HIV, contraception

Thus far, most evidence pertaining to the use of Depo-Provera and the risk of HIV-infection come from observational studies, which can reveal whether two factors are associated with each other, but cannot determine whether one is causing the other to occur. Given this limitation, some scholars are looking to develop a randomised controlled trial, an experimental study that is better at determining cause and effect.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Mail & Guardian
Farage right on 'HIV immigrants' says HIV positive Brit with just 14 days meds left

A MIXED-race, gay, HIV sufferer, who says he has only 14 days worth of life-saving medicine left has penned an emotional letter to Nigel Farage claiming HIV positive health tourists arriving from abroad are crippling the NHS.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Daily Express
Comment: HIV care is under threat due to lack of funding, not immigration

The Green Party candidate for Broxtowe, David Kirwan, writes for PinkNews after opening up about living with HIV.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Pink News
Cuomo Announces Plan to Cut New AIDS Cases in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday what he called a blueprint to virtually eliminate AIDS in New York, a package of new laws and more aggressive use of antiretroviral drugs that brought cheers from some activists, if no guarantee it will come to fruition.

Published
01 May 2015
From
New York Times
Why I Wish I'd Received My HIV Diagnosis At Home

I received my HIV diagnosis nearly four years ago, on 4th August 2011, through an NHS clinic. The experience was horrific and, given the choice now, I think I'd have preferred home-testing.

Published
29 April 2015
From
Vice
Many people living with HIV willing to take part in cure research, despite its risks

There is a strong interest among people living with HIV in studies towards an HIV cure, with many potential participants willing to consider antiretroviral treatment interruption. Respondents

Published
24 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Treatment outcomes no better with single tablet regimens than individual tablets

One pill a day HIV treatments such as Atripla, Stribild and Eviplera have the same rates of virological failure, drug resistance and side-effects as multiple tablet regimens,

Published
23 April 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Report: Hepatitis C in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Epidemic and Response

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of some of the key aspects of the hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic and response in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). It is also intended to outline tools and opportunities for civil society (CS) and community-based groups and individuals working on expanding access to HCV treatment in the region.

Published
23 April 2015
From
EATG
Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) proposes centralised purchase of hepatitis C treatments Olysio and Sovaldi for member states

Regional agency UNASUR is aiming to secure price discounts on Sovaldi (sofosbuvir; Gilead Sciences, US) and Olysio (simeprevir; Janssen-Cilag, US), generating savings and reducing the risk of compulsory licences or price cuts.

Published
21 April 2015
From
IHS

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