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Gilead says has discounted hepatitis C drug for some health plans

Gilead Sciences Inc, under fire for pricing a new hepatitis C drug at $1,000 a pill, has discount agreements with a number of health insurers, a company executive said in an interview.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Reuters
EATG Portugal community brief on the impact of economic austerity on the HIV response

  The paper provides a local community perspective on current challenges to the HIV response in Portugal and issues to be addressed for discussion with different actors.

Published
31 March 2014
From
EATG
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

Published
28 March 2014
From
BETA blog
South Africans make up a third of those on ARVs

There are currently 2,4 million people in South Africa on ARVs, and this makes up 30% of the 8 million people worldwide on ARVs, according to SA’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

Published
28 March 2014
From
Health24
In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

In response to harsh measures in 38 African nations, gays in other countries are increasingly emerging as activists.

Published
27 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
Documentaries can tell us more about AIDS than Hollywood

Films such as Dallas Buyers Club will reach out, and tell part of the story, though presenting a “biased” entertaining dream. But it is documentary films like How to Survive a Plague and Fire in The Blood that reveal the nightmare. They more effectively connect with consciousness, and our desire for coherence, and better understanding. This is why they are so important, and must be seen.

Published
26 March 2014
From
The Conversation
Gilead Following Multiple Paths Toward HIV “Functional Cure”

Gilead has been exploring a range of different strategies to block the HIV virus from surging back after treatment, and has been lining up research partnerships that include other drug developers, academic researchers, and government agencies.

Published
25 March 2014
From
Xconomy
Flatlined: U.S. Government Investments in Tuberculosis Research and Development, 2009–2012

There were only 9,951 new domestic cases of TB in 2012, the lowest level since reporting began in 1953.2 Yet falling funding for TB research threatens to roll back the hard-won achievements of the last two decades.

Published
24 March 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
The impact of economic austerity on the HIV response in Spain: a community perspective

The paper provides a local community perspective on current challenges to the HIV response in Spain and issues to be addressed for discussion with different actors. it covers: impact of economic austerity measures on the response to the HIV pandemic; dilution of political attention and the limited dialogue with civil society; untransparent and drastic cuts in the HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes; impact on undocumented migrants and persons in detention; impact on prevention campaigns; access to treatment and care. Loss of research funding

Published
24 March 2014
From
European AIDS Treatment Group
Buckle Up - Getting PrEP A Very Bumpy Ride

"I got the impression that they [healthcare providers] thought I was just some gay pig bottom whore that wanted to party on the weekends."

Published
24 March 2014
From
My PrEP Experience

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