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The World Health Organization’s error on HIV self-infection in Greece adds insult to injury for HIV positive Greeks

The idea that people would deliberately get a serious infection in order to stave off poverty is imaginary. What drove the spike in HIV infections in Greece in the past three years was not individuals living on the street but individuals dictating policy at the top, both among the Greek political class and the Troika of lenders, who should be blamed for austerity policies that have proven detrimental to public health.

Published
13 January 2014
From
United Solidarity International
Global Fund tiered pricing plan for ARVs, other health commodities raises questions

Tiered pricing, setting different prices for the same drugs depending on the economic status of the country they are going to, has been shown less effective keeping medicines affordable than encouraging competition from generic medicines.

Published
11 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
PEPFAR leader: CDC Global HIV/AIDS director named to succeed Ambassador Goosby

The White House has nominated a physician scientist whose career began three decades ago with a focus on immunology, vaccine research, and global health, to succeed Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Dr. Eric Goosby and lead the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief.

Published
10 January 2014
From
Science Speaks
Australia: Undiagnosed HIV the focus of new study

A NEW study seeks to identify accurate rates of HIV in Australia’s gay male communities through anonymous testing to pinpoint HIV-positive men unaware of their status.

Published
10 January 2014
From
Star Observer
Mylan Announces CE Mark for MyT4™ Point-of-Care CD4 Diagnostic Test

Mylan, Inc. today announced that Zyomyx's MyT4™ point-of-care CD4 diagnostic test has received the CE Certificate of Conformity in the European Union, an important step toward launching this innovative test and expanding access to affordable, accessible and reliable diagnostics for people living with HIV globally.

Published
10 January 2014
From
Mylan
Global Fund To End Funding for HIV Services in Drug Treatment Centres in Viet Nam

“Given the concerns the Global Fund has expressed about drug detention centers in the past, we believe this will enable the Global Fund to uphold [its] institutional commitment to not funding interventions that infringe on human rights,” the Global Fund's director of communications Seth Faison said.

Published
09 January 2014
From
Global Fund Observer
HIV Treatment Activist Nelson Vergel Faces Down Cancer

“I realized how behind oncology is from HIV,” Nelson Vergel says, “because there are fewer online resources for patients. It felt like early HIV. They don’t discuss side effects until they happen to you. I kept finding out things randomly. It made me realize how good we have it in HIV. In oncology all they care about is killing the cancer. But part of the goal should be protecting the patient from side effects.”

Published
09 January 2014
From
My Fabulous Disease
New York: AIDS Activists Demand New Health Commissioner

Some AIDS groups are openly calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio to replace Thomas Farley, the commissioner of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), with someone who is willing to use current technologies and tools to respond to the AIDS epidemic.

Published
09 January 2014
From
Gay City News
Brazil govt "hindering market entry of new HIV drugs"

Brazil’s government is investing heavily in the local manufacture of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, hindering the market entry of new therapies, says new research.

Published
08 January 2014
From
Pharma Times
US: How States Refusing To Expand Medicaid Are Undermining The Fight Against HIV

The Affordable Care Act will expand insurance coverage for nearly 200,000 Americans with HIV — but states refusing the law’s optional Medicaid expansion will leave about 19,000 uninsured Americans with the virus without new coverage options, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Published
08 January 2014
From
ThinkProgress

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