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South Africa launches new plan to advance progress towards ending AIDS

In the plan are a set of bold and ambitious targets which include reducing new HIV infections from 270 000 to less than 100 000 per year, reducing new tuberculosis (TB) infections from 450 000 to less than 315 000 per year and reaching the 90–90–90 targets.

Published
04 April 2017
From
UNAIDS
Is the Russian Federation willing and able to manage its HIV epidemic?

In January 2017, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation rejected a request to allocate $1.2 billion over four years for the response to HIV, citing “a lack of federal funds.” The Ministry of Health had asked for the funds in order to implement the National AIDS Strategy 2017-2020. The rejection of the funding request once again brought into question the ability and willingness of the Russian Federation to manage its serious HIV epidemic.

Published
04 April 2017
From
Global Fund Observer
What do cuts in sexual health services mean for patients?

In some parts of the country we heard that clinics have been closed, moved to less convenient locations or their opening hours reduced. Some clinics are being run with less consultant input, which some see as an efficiency saving but others see as a safety concern. A recent survey shows that patients with STI symptoms are finding it more difficult to access appointments within 48 hours. We were particularly concerned about cuts to health adviser posts in clinics.

Published
03 April 2017
From
King's Fund
British Mothers With HIV Are Going Hungry To Pay For Formula Milk

Breastfeeding risks infecting the baby and, according to a new report, mothers living in poverty are sacrificing their health to avoid it. “I have to skip eating lunch to save for food in the evening,” a mum of three told BuzzFeed News.

Published
03 April 2017
From
BuzzFeed
GNP+ Appoints Human Rights Activist as Its New Executive Director

The Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurel Sprague as our new Executive Director. Dr. Sprague is a passionate social justice activist and a widely respected educator and researcher who has extensively championed the human rights and needs of key populations and people living with HIV. She has served as the regional coordinator for the North American Affiliate of GNP+ and as a GNP+ Board Member, and has provided technical support to PLHIV networks worldwide on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research and analysis for nearly a decade.

Published
03 April 2017
From
GNP+
Scale up of hepatitis C treatment possible as Brazil rejects patent on key drug

Treatment for hepatitis C using the key drug sofosbuvir could be vastly scaled up in Brazil after the decision by the National Agency of Health Surveillance (Anvisa) to reject a key patent application on the drug marketed by pharmaceutical corporation Gilead. The decision could pave the way to enable generic competition in Brazil, which should lead to price reductions, making it more affordable to scale up treatment.

Published
03 April 2017
From
MSF
France Reaches Agreement With Gilead To Drop Prices Of Hepatitis C Treatment

New prices are expected to come into effect on 1 April. For Sovaldi, it will drop from €41,000 euros to less than €28,700 euros for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Published
03 April 2017
From
Intellectual Property Watch
Ukraine’s Underground AIDS-Treatment Railroad

For HIV-positive eastern Ukrainians, the struggle against Russian-backed separatists isn't just about dignity – it's about their right to stay alive.

Published
03 April 2017
From
Pulitzer Center
Resisting the Coming Austerity: Medicaid in the Crosshairs

Lingering Republican threats to the ACA and Medicaid do no favors for America’s working poor.

Published
01 April 2017
From
TAG
The New War on Drugs: Trump policy on the FDA

A war against regulations intended to hold manufacturers accountable, protect drug safety and the health of the American public, and advance evidence-based and cost-effective care is questionable at best—and dangerous at worst.

Published
01 April 2017
From
TAG

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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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