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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
On borrowed time

The delayed drug strategy – and lack of plan for an alcohol strategy – is pulling the lifeline from a sector in crisis, hears DDN

Published
08 May 2017
From
Drink & Drug News
Gilead slowly rolls out ads for Truvada for PrEP — 4 years after approval

Gradually ramping up promotion of its HIV-prevention pill, Gilead Sciences has turned to humor, dating apps, and social-media sites like Tumblr and Snapchat to raise awareness about HIV prevention.

Published
08 May 2017
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Medical Marketing & Media
What is at Stake in ACA Repeal and Replace for People with HIV?

As debate continues surrounding repealing and replacing or transforming aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and as one such proposal has passed the U.S House of Representatives, questions remain about the potential impact of such changes on high needs populations, including people with HIV. Prior to the ACA, many people with HIV faced significant barriers to accessing health coverage.

Published
08 May 2017
From
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Corporate Reputation of Pharma Companies, 2016: from the Perspective of 63 HIV/AIDS Patient Groups

In 2016, HIV/AIDS patient groups show higher regard for pharma than patient groups from most other therapy areas.

Published
08 May 2017
From
PatientView
How pre-existing conditions became front and center in health care vote

Addressing the contentious issue of pre-existing conditions, and most importantly how to distribute the costs associated with them, is a crucial one for all health care systems. The issue has been with us from the very emergence of health insurance, particularly as for-profit insurers sought to minimize their risks and to maximize their profits. However, while most other industrialized nations have long resolved the issue equitably, the U.S. continues to struggle with it, even after the passage of the ACA.

Published
05 May 2017
From
The Conversation
HIV Community Leaders Denounce Passage of American Health Care Act By U.S. House of Representatives

On Thursday, May 4, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a narrow vote. People living with HIV face distinct risks of life-threatening loss of health care if the AHCA is ultimately signed into law.

Published
05 May 2017
From
The Body
The Rural Challenge of HIV

A new study identifies obstacles for UN strategy of treatment as prevention in Lesotho, where people infected with HIV are geographically dispersed throughout the countryside. This dispersion confounds one of the basic precepts of the strategy, which holds that as more people are treated, the treatment will become cheaper. In fact, becomes harder and more expensive to scale up treatment when that community is rural and dispersed.

Published
04 May 2017
From
Inside Science
India betrays people living with HIV by approving law that undermines right to life

The HIV/AIDS (Prevention & Control) Bill was passed in the upper house of the Indian Parliament on 21 March 2017. The Bill states that the government will provide treatment for people living with HIV ‘as far as possible’ absolving the government from its responsibility to protect the right to life.

Published
03 May 2017
From
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)
Louisiana proposes tapping a century-old patent law to cut hepatitis C drug prices

Continuing public concerns over high-priced hepatitis C drugs are taking a new twist as Louisiana’s top health official proposes using an obscure federal patent law to get the medicines at a much lower cost. If successful, other states could reap the benefits.

Published
03 May 2017
From
Washington Post

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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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