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House subcommittee bill flat funds global HIV and TB

In a year when global health leaders have projected a need to extend HIV and tuberculosis services to millions more people, a draft spending bill for the fiscal year beginning October 1 proposes keeping funding for global AIDS and tuberculosis programs and for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria exactly where it is.

Published
23 June 2016
From
Science Speaks
What Do Gilead And Martin Shkreli Have In Common?

The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts issued Gilead a subpoena pursuant to donations to charities that help patients pay for drugs. Medicare prohibits drug makers from helping patients afford their copays. The investigation could result in a ban on donations to copay charities, a decline in Gilead's customer retention and/or a fall in revenue.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Seeking Alpha
Two cutting-edge technologies for HIV detection in infants receive WHO prequalification

Two innovative technologies for early infant diagnosis of HIV newly prequalified by WHO will allow many more infants to be diagnosed quickly and placed on life-saving treatment.

Published
22 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
US study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program

A study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Published
21 June 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Cipla in pact with Russian firm for HIV, Hepatitis C drugs

Drug major Cipla has inked a pact with Russia's National Immunobiological Company to collaborate on HIV and Hepatitis C drugs, entailing an investment of 2.8 billion roubles (around Rs 289 crore).

Published
20 June 2016
From
Moneycontrol
Punjab: Government launches special fund for free treatment of Hepatitis C

With this initiative, Punjab has become the first state in the country to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C, a spokesperson claimed.

Published
20 June 2016
From
Indian Express
China offers free antiviral therapy for HIV/AIDS

Antiviral treatment should be recommended for all those with HIV/AIDS under China's newly revised guidelines, said an online notice issued by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Published
20 June 2016
From
Asia One
People who inject drugs have other priorities ahead of PrEP

People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the manner in which it is being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by

Published
17 June 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Why cities hold the key to fighting Aids

The leadership shown by Paris and New York in improving testing and treatment prove that its possible to stem the HIV/Aids epidemic.

Published
16 June 2016
From
The Guardian
HIV treatment reduces HIV transmission by 77% in South African couples

Antiretroviral treatment reduced the risk of HIV transmission by 77% in serodiscordant couples in rural South Africa, a population-based study carried out in the province of KwaZulu-Natal

Published
16 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn

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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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