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HIV Testing Counselor Sells 'Truvada Whore' Shirts For AIDS Charity

Adam Zebowski, an HIV test counselor at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, is selling #TruvadaWhore t-shirts at a Kickstarter-style site to help meet his AIDS/Lifecycle fundraising goal of $3000.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Towelroad (blog)
United Healthcare To Allow HIV/AIDS Patients to "Opt-Out" of Mail-Order Prescriptions

United Healthcare, the United States' largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS who have privacy or delivery concerns, or who have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone, to obtain their medications from an in-network retail pharmacy rather than by mail order.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Consumer Watchdog
Push Comes To Shove: Gilead's $1,000 Pill Could Hurt Insurer Earnings

Gilead Sciences’ $1,000-a-day hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, could hurt earnings per share by as much as 10%, according to an analysis conducted by Leerink, the investment bank.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Forbes
Point-of-care HIV tests elude poor countries

High costs and logistic hurdles have delayed the rollout of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests for HIV in resource-poor countries where they are urgently needed, experts say.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Sci Dev Net
Risk score can help predict which people living with HIV have highest risk of kidney disease during tenofovir treatment

Investigators in the United States have developed a risk score to predict which people living with HIV have the highest risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Published
31 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
Gilead says has discounted hepatitis C drug for some health plans

Gilead Sciences Inc, under fire for pricing a new hepatitis C drug at $1,000 a pill, has discount agreements with a number of health insurers, a company executive said in an interview.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Reuters
EATG Portugal community brief on the impact of economic austerity on the HIV response

  The paper provides a local community perspective on current challenges to the HIV response in Portugal and issues to be addressed for discussion with different actors.

Published
31 March 2014
From
EATG
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

Published
28 March 2014
From
BETA blog
South Africans make up a third of those on ARVs

There are currently 2,4 million people in South Africa on ARVs, and this makes up 30% of the 8 million people worldwide on ARVs, according to SA’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

Published
28 March 2014
From
Health24
In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

In response to harsh measures in 38 African nations, gays in other countries are increasingly emerging as activists.

Published
27 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times

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