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Obamacare's Surprising HIV Drug Demand

The Affordable Care Act has established basic core health requirements for insurance plans offered in the U.S. that support those diagnosed with life-threatening chronic diseases, including HIV. As a result, Express Scripts has reported that demand for drugs used to treat HIV and prevent HIV transmission grew in the first quarter because of rising enrollment in both marketplace plans and the expansion of Medicaid in many states.

Published
14 July 2014
From
Motley Fool
WHO: People most at risk of HIV are not getting the health services they need

Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups – men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people – threatens global progress on the HIV response, warns WHO.

Published
11 July 2014
From
WHO press release
Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

Published
11 July 2014
From
World Health Organization
Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients

Four Florida insurers allegedly discriminate against people with HIV/AIDS by structuring their prescription drug benefits so that patients are discouraged from enrolling, according to a complaint filed by health advocacy groups.

Published
09 July 2014
From
NPR
All public health marketing to be in partnership with brands

Unveiling its marketing strategy for the current financial year, Public Health England (PHE) says it will never launch a marketing campaign unless in partnership with an external organisation.

Published
08 July 2014
From
Marketing Week
Racial/ethnic disparities in HIV medical studies examined by researchers

Social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies, a study has found. Nine out of 10 participants who were found eligible for studies decided to enroll, compared to zero participants among a control group.

Published
08 July 2014
From
Science Daily
Complex needs and overlapping vulnerabilities frequently reported by 'high-risk' gay men in Scotland

A quarter of Scottish gay men who are newly diagnosed with HIV or a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI) report two or more vulnerabilities such as problematic

Published
07 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
U.K. Omitted From Plan to Eliminate TB in Rich Countries

The U.K. has too big a problem with tuberculosis to participate in a World Health Organization plan to eliminate the world’s second-deadliest disease from more than 30 countries.

Published
04 July 2014
From
Bloomberg
HIV interventions will not reach those who need them without increased efficiencies, review says

While noting that HIV service delivery can’t be increased to needed levels with reduced resources, authors of a systematic review published in the July World Health Organization Bulletin say more efficient use of existing resources will be critical to making meaningful reductions in prevalence and infection rates.

Published
04 July 2014
From
Science Speaks
Resource Round-Up: Make the Most of AIDS 2014

Whether you’re headed Down Under or will be following from home, there’s something for everyone in this rich and exciting conference. Make the most of AIDS 2014’s presentations, interactive sessions, workshops, satellites, networking zones, and events with these tools and resources.

Published
04 July 2014
From
BETA blog

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