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Remembering Alan Brotherton

Everyone at the Alliance is extremely saddened to hear news of the death of our friend and colleague Alan Brotherton yesterday in Sydney, Australia. Alan was a leading HIV, LGBTI health and social justice advocate. He joined the Alliance in 2008 as Senior Advisor: Policy, then later took the position of Senior Advisor: HIV Prevention until he left in 2010.

Published
16 June 2015
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Geriatric HIV: living with multiple medical conditions will become the norm as population ages

In fifteen years' time, the clinical needs of Dutch people living with HIV will have changed substantially due to three quarters of them being over the

Published
16 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Q&A: How do I safely use PreP if I buy it online?

Anyone getting PrEP drugs outside normal NHS channels in the UK should still be doing this with the knowledge of a doctor. This highlight the urgency for the NHS to provide support for PrEP in sexual health clinics.

Published
15 June 2015
From
HIV i-Base
Tory MP Mike Freer to chair cross-party HIV group

Mike Freer, the MP for Finchley and Golders Green and former Conservative Party Vice Chair, was last week elected to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Pink News
Diminishing research dollars sparks disease comparisons, competition, while HIV advocates say now is not the time to ease efforts

With federal funding for HIV research under threat, 679 clinicians and researchers as well as leaders of 416 organizations working to prevent, treat and some day end the impact of HIV, have added their names to letters telling Congress the fight is not over yet.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Science Speaks
New cases of HIV hit highest levels in five years

New HIV cases have reached their highest point in five years — with a record number of infections among gay men and a major increase among injecting drug users.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Irish Examiner
US funding for HIV treatment linked with employment gains in sub-Saharan Africa

We found that PEPFAR was associated with a 13 percent increase in employment among males in focus nations compared to non-focus ones. In contrast, no change in employment was observed among females. In addition, we found that increasing PEPFAR per capita funding by $100 was associated with a 9.1-percentage-point average increase in employment among males.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Brookings Institution (blog)
Sexual health services under threat following £200m public health funding cut

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) expresses serious concern in response to the recent announcement that £200m will be cut from the local authority public health budget and highlights the implications that this is likely to have on the delivery of specialist, clinical sexual health services.

Published
12 June 2015
From
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
NHS England stumps up £190m for hep C therapy

NHS England has agreed to invest a whopping £190 million this year in new treatments for hepatitis C, so that patients with liver cirrhosis can finally get NHS access to AbbVie’s new interferon-free antiviral regimen as well as Gilead’s Sovaldi and Harvoni, and thus hope for a cure.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Pharma Times
Don’t Weaken the F.D.A.’s Drug Approval Process

The 21st Century Cures Act could substantially lower the standards for approval of many medical products, potentially placing patients at unnecessary risk of injury or death. While the legislation does not mandate this approach, it opens the door to it.

Published
12 June 2015
From
New York Times

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