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OLYSIO™ (simeprevir) receives marketing authorisation in the European Union for the treatment of adults with hepatitis C genotype 1 and 4 infection

Simeprevir provides a new triple therapy treatment option, as well as the first ever 12-week interferon-free and ribavirin independent treatment regimen, in combination with sofosbuvir, for appropriate patients in Europe

Published
16 May 2014
From
Reuters
DOTW report: vulnerable pregnant women routinely denied access to healthcare across Europe

Vulnerable people, especially pregnant women, are being failed by health systems in the UK and across Europe according to a report published today by the health charity, Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde).

Published
16 May 2014
From
Doctors of the World
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s Heavy Toll

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Human Rights Watch issue a detailed account of the rise in evictions, expulsions, treatment refusal, blackmail and violence that have followed the bill's ratification.

Published
15 May 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
TB drug approvals, distribution deal inches options forward, but MDR TB treatment access still uncertain where needed most

Last week’s important developments in TB treatment included the announcement that bedaquiline, the currently most promising medicine for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, will become available to patients in 130 low- and middle-income countries through the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Science Speaks
HIV Expert Writes Book about HIV/AIDS and the U.S. Healthcare System

“I wanted to tell the story of the AIDS epidemic and how, by people pulling together for a common cause, we converted HIV from a near certain death sentence in to a chronic, manageable condition,” Michael Saag says. His book also shines a light on the American healthcare system, pointing out its cracks and crevices.

Published
14 May 2014
From
Positively Aware
Sidibé to Russians: This conference needs "The courage to reflect, question and commit"

Speech by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, at the Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in front of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health. "We will never end the AIDS epidemic by criminalizing or frightening the populations who are most affected. It simply doesn’t work. Ending AIDS is not just about giving people pills and promises. We must protect their human rights and restore their dignity."

Published
13 May 2014
From
UNAIDS
Why Did AIDS Ravage the U.S. More Than Any Other Developed Country?

"It’s best understood as a function of health disparities writ large,” says Chris Beyrer. The core difference between the United States and Western Europe, he says, is that “we’re a much bigger, much more complex, and much more unjust country.”

Published
13 May 2014
From
The New Republic
Five Startling Statistics About America's Dreadful Record on HIV/AIDS

Infographics comparing the HIV epidemics in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.

Published
13 May 2014
From
The New Republic
Mystery around drug adherence still plagues medical literature

The randomized controlled trial, or RCT, represents the gold standard of interventional studies of new drugs. But how reliable are the results when it remains unknown whether subjects in the trial actually took their medicines at all? A 2007 analysis found that only 33% of 192 papers describing RCTs of oral therapies for six chronic diseases disclosed adherence results.

Published
13 May 2014
From
Nature Medicine
Charles Farthing obituary

Pioneering doctor in the treatment of HIV/Aids who convinced the Tory government of the severity of the problem in the 1980s.

Published
12 May 2014
From
The Guardian

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