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Why HIV Drug Costs Are Spiking Under Obamacare

Since the start of this year, many people with HIV have seen the out-of-pocket costs of their medications skyrocket. And advocates argue it’s not just price-gouging, but a blatant attempt by insurance companies to discriminate against patients who need expensive treatments.

Published
17 July 2014
From
Buzzfeed
Australia: Nearly a third of HIV patients are diagnosed too late, data shows

About 30% of patients with HIV are diagnosed well after they should have begun treatment, according to the latest Australian data, suggesting early-testing initiatives have not worked.

Published
17 July 2014
From
The Guardian
End to Aids by 2030 'is possible'

The Aids epidemic can brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency.

Published
16 July 2014
From
BBC Health
UNAIDS report shows that 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV today do not know that they have the virus

In sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 90% of people who know their HIV-positive status are on treatment—ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap.

Published
16 July 2014
From
UNAIDS
US govt demands more pricing info on Gilead HCV pill

The cost of Gilead Sciences’ hepatitis C pill Sovaldi is once again under the spotlight with the US Senate Finance Committee requesting detailed pricing information.

Published
15 July 2014
From
Pharma Times
British Columbia: HIV incidence among gay and bisexual men shows no meaningful decrease

lThe number of new HIV diagnoses in British Columbia has steadily declined in the past decade – but not for gay and bisexual men, who have shown no meaningful decreases and accounted for nearly two-thirds of new cases in 2012, according to a new report from B.C.’s provincial health officer. 

Published
15 July 2014
From
The Globe and Mail
Book Review: ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Prejudice’, by Norman Fowler

Fowler’s message of tolerance and pragmatism, and his con­tinued commitment to the field, is creditable in a world that still has a long way to go in fighting prejudice and ending HIV.

Published
14 July 2014
From
Financial Times
Obamacare's Surprising HIV Drug Demand

The Affordable Care Act has established basic core health requirements for insurance plans offered in the U.S. that support those diagnosed with life-threatening chronic diseases, including HIV. As a result, Express Scripts has reported that demand for drugs used to treat HIV and prevent HIV transmission grew in the first quarter because of rising enrollment in both marketplace plans and the expansion of Medicaid in many states.

Published
14 July 2014
From
Motley Fool
WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

Published
11 July 2014
From
WHO press release
Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Published
11 July 2014
From
World Health Organization

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