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Global Fund Backs Plan to End AIDS by 2030

On World AIDS Day, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria declared its strong support for a new roadmap developed by UNAIDS, Fast Track: Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. UNAIDS argues that the pace of responding to HIV in the next five years will be fundamental to ending the epidemic.

Published
02 December 2014
From
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Over $1 billion saved by 2028 through Medicines Patent Pool licensing agreements

Since 2010, UNITAID’s investments in the MPP have yielded 2.6 times the value of its funding through such licensing deals. Between 2010 and 2028, this return on investment is projected to generate between $1.18 - $1.4 billion in savings due to price reductions through generic product manufacturing of key HIV medicines.

Published
02 December 2014
From
UNITAID
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Signs Licensing Agreement with AbbVie for HIV Paediatric Formulations of Lopinavir and Ritonavir

he licence will enable other companies and organisations to re-formulate and manufacture specially designed LPV/r and r paediatric treatments for distribution in low- and middle-income countries where 99% of children with HIV in the developing world live.

Published
02 December 2014
From
Medicines Patent Pool
Does ‘treat’ always follow ‘test’? Why some people do not want HIV treatment

In South Africa, only one third of individuals living with HIV are actually on treatment. Treatment refusal has been identified as a phenomenon among people who are asymptomatic, however, factors driving refusal remain poorly understood.

Published
01 December 2014
From
UNAIDS Science Now
ARV supply issues cause treatment interruptions in a UK clinic

We have been told of ARV stock-outs that resulted in patients having to interrupt HIV medication due to problems in drug supply. It is difficult to understand why a UK clinic would allow problems to develop to the point that this happened not just once, but several times.

Published
01 December 2014
From
HIV i-Base
HIV epidemic will spring back without near-universal diagnosis and treatment, says UNAIDS

“Without scale-up, the AIDS epidemic will continue to outrun the response, increasing the long-term need for HIV treatment and increasing future costs.” These are among the opening

Published
01 December 2014
By
Gus Cairns
No decline since 2004: Europe’s HIV response falls short in curbing epidemic

In 2013, more than 29 000 new diagnoses have been reported by the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), according to the latest HIV/AIDS surveillance data. Despite advances in medical treatment and HIV prevention options, the HIV epidemic in Europe shows no signs of slowing down.

Published
01 December 2014
From
ECDC
The Place of AIDS in a Post-2015 World

Realpolitik tells us that the era of AIDS exceptionalism is past. Post 2015, determinedly fighting for a stand-alone response to AIDS simply will not work in most contexts. Yet a stand-alone, fully resourced and ambitious response is worth fighting for in many countries, especially those that continue to face hyper-epidemics such as the southern African countries, where more than 25 per cent of the adult population continue to live with HIV.

Published
28 November 2014
From
Huffington Post
WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia

Figures from the WHO and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) showed that altogether 136,235 people were registered as having been newly infected by HIV in 2013, more than 105,000 of them in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Published
28 November 2014
From
Deutsche Welle
HIV Care Saves Lives (infographics)

While we have made progress in HIV prevention and care, only 30% of all people living with HIV have achieved viral suppression. If people are in HIV medical care, however, 76% of people achieve viral suppression. Getting and keeping people in HIV medical care saves lives.

Published
26 November 2014
From
CDC Vital Signs

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