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More people living with HIV in Kyiv accessing antiretroviral therapy

A public–private partnership between the Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation and the city of Kyiv.

Published
14 July 2017
From
UNAIDS
Prudence Mabele, leading HIV activist, dies

South Africa's leading advocate for people living with HIV and Aids and a respected gender activist, Prudence Nobantu Mabele, has died from pneumonia at the age of 46.

Published
13 July 2017
From
eNCA
Chickens coming home to roost: local government public health budgets for 2017/18

Although some local authorities have been innovative in contracting and in seeking efficiencies in their public health budgets, there is little doubt that we are now entering the realms of real reductions in public health services. This is a direct result of the reduced priority that central government gives to public health.

Published
13 July 2017
From
The King's Fund
BHIVA celebrates introduction of PrEP in Scotland and Wales

The British HIV Association (BHIVA) yesterday celebrated the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV on the NHS in Scotland, and its availability (from 17 July) on the NHS in Wales as part of a three-year trial.

Published
12 July 2017
From
BHIVA
Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

Published
12 July 2017
From
The Body PRO
An arbitrary benchmark for access to new drugs

Policy is an admission the UK cannot afford to be at the cutting edge.

Published
11 July 2017
From
Financial Times
High uptake of home-based HIV testing in Zambia, but repeat visits needed to get close to universal coverage

Preliminary results from PopART, a large-scale study of a universal test and treat approach to slowing the spread of HIV in southern Africa, show that a door-to-door

Published
11 July 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Drug industry to challenge Nice over new cost limits

The drug industry is taking legal action over limits introduced on expensive new drugs. The public body authorises spending by the NHS on expensive new treatments. In March it announced a new policy to hold back spending on new drugs that might cost more than £20m a year in any of their first three years of use.

Published
10 July 2017
From
BBC Health
Drug Company Back on the Hook for Adulterated HIV Drugs

Gilead told the FDA that it planned to get its FTC from facilities in Canada, Germany, the United States and South Korea. But the Campies claim that Gilead actually used a company called Synthetics China to produce unapproved FTC at unregistered facilities to save money.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Court House News
AIDS activists fought for public recognition. This exhibit shows their lives at home

After a long day of marching, what do protesters do when they go home? In the imagination of painter Hugh Steers, they return to the tender care of lovers. Or they may return to a routine of medications. Historian Stephen Vider reveals these and other intimate narratives in the lives of individuals affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His curation of “AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism” opened on May 23 at the Museum of the City of New York.

Published
10 July 2017
From
PBS Newshour

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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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