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Indiana HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs is controlled, but ongoing vigilance is needed

Extensive epidemiological investigation followed by prevention and treatment interventions have largely succeeded in controlling an outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in rural Indiana,

Published
09 March 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
A ‘formula for success’ to support mothers living with HIV

When condoms and syringes are given out for free why is formula milk not? On International Women’s Day we want to take the opportunity to highlight this unmet need.

Published
08 March 2016
From
NAT
20,000 Georgians to Receive Free Hepatitis C Treatment

Up to 20,000 Georgian citizens suffering from hepatitis C will take part in a program launched by local government with the support of the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at treating and preventing the virus.

Published
08 March 2016
From
Georgia Today
Gilead Spars With Merck Over Hepatitis C $1000-Pill Royalties

A compound in Gilead’s blockbuster drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni was found by a judge last month to have infringed Merck’s patents. Now, a jury must decide whether those patents are still valid, and if so, how much Gilead owes Merck in royalties.

Published
08 March 2016
From
Bloomberg
Do US global AIDS dollars build stability, less violence? Hard to prove

There are many fine reasons for America to promote better health overseas, but we wanted to explore whether the data prove that reducing political instability and violence is one of them. As it turns out, it’s tough to make the case.

Published
08 March 2016
From
Politifact
Migrants on the NHS: 'You're targeted because you have an accent'

Mary was hit with a £5,000 bill after her son got meningitis. Campaigners say NHS staff are put in an impossible position when forced to decide on eligibility.

Published
07 March 2016
From
The Guardian
Investing in prevention: counting the cost

As budgets continue to tighten across the NHS and local government, it’s vital that we make the case for investment in prevention and early intervention. This blog addresses the issue of cost savings. We’re often asked whether investing in prevention will ‘save’ money – for the NHS, for the broader health and social care system, for local government or for wider society, including employers.

Published
07 March 2016
From
Public Health England
HIV/AIDS long-term costs high -- and unaffordable to most-affected countries

There will be a significant shortfall in the funding needed for HIV control in sub-Saharan Africa in the coming years and those countries with the highest HIV burden will be unable to meet their obligations on their own to sustain control efforts, according to a new study. Domestic financing, the most important source of funding for HIV, will not be sufficient to meet future obligations.

Published
07 March 2016
From
EurekAlert (press release)
Major increase in EU's contribution to improve global health

EU increases its contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Published
04 March 2016
From
European Commission press release
New York Said to Probe Insurers Over Hepatitis C Drugs

The New York state attorney general has asked 16 health insurance companies for information on their coverage of hepatitis C treatments, amid concerns that some companies are restricting coverage of the expensive medications, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Published
04 March 2016
From
Bloomberg

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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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