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African studies identify strategies for improving treatment adherence, retention in care

Getting people tested for HIV is one thing; getting them onto antiretrovirals (ARVs) another; and retaining them in care for a long period something else entirely. A

Published
07 January 2014
By
Mara Kardas-Nelson
Life expectancy now considerably exceeds the average in some people with HIV in the US

A study from the US has found that some groups of people with HIV, especially those treated before their CD4 count falls below 350 cells/mm3, now have life

Published
06 January 2014
By
Gus Cairns
England's HIV services face complex new environment

HIV prevention and care, and sexual health services, are facing substantial reorganisation in England, with big implications for care.

Published
06 January 2014
From
The Lancet
$1000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Some activists are beginning to complain about Gilead's decision to charge so much for sofosbuvir.

Published
06 January 2014
From
NPR (blog)
Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. But they are now engaged in a furious legal and ballot-box battle, accusing him of spending his nonprofit's funds on a "personal vendetta" against the county rather than on critical services for people living with HIV and AIDS.

Published
06 January 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
Ireland: HIV infections among gay men at record high

166 gay men were diagnosed with HIV in 2012 compared to 131 heterosexuals and 14 intravenous drug users. According to Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), the number of new cases has been “rising steeply” since 2008 and reached record levels in 2012.

Published
06 January 2014
From
PinkNews.co.uk
HIV/AIDS Activists Die-In at NYC Mayor de Blasio Inauguration

Members of ACT UP New York and Occupy Wall Street staged a die-in during the January 1 inauguration of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City, according to an ACT UP statement. “Failed HIV Prevention” and “Prioritize HIV/AIDS Prevention” were among the slogans on signs.

Published
06 January 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Rosemary Gillespie to take lead role at Terrence Higgins Trust

Gillespie, who has also been deputy chief executive at Breast Cancer Care and chief executive of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, will take up the post in April. She is currently chief executive of the HIV awareness charity Avert.

Published
06 January 2014
From
Third Sector
US rates of retention in HIV care may be better than previously assumed

Approximately three-quarters of HIV-positive patients in a large US sample are retained in regular HIV care, according to a study published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
06 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
Lack of drug data 'extreme concern'

The lack of data on the effectiveness of medicines available to doctors and researchers is "of extreme concern" say a group of MPs. The Public Accounts Committee is calling for all data on drugs being prescribed in the UK to be made available.

Published
03 January 2014
From
BBC Health

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