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Success at Glaxo's HIV Unit May Mean Having to Call It Quits

HIV drugs are proving to be so effective in containing the virus that GlaxoSmithKline Plc foresees a time, a decade away, when its most profitable business unit may no longer have a purpose.

Published
10 July 2015
From
Bloomberg
Sexual health commissioning in local government

These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013.

Published
10 July 2015
From
MEDFASH
Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

You have announced a £200million cut to Department of Health 'non-NHS spending' which transpired to mean the 'ring-fenced' public health grant. This cut will leave public health services gutted and unable to cope with rising patient and public need.

Published
10 July 2015
From
BMA
Community-based adherence clubs show high retention in HIV care and treatment adherence

People with HIV who were receiving their HIV treatment outside of health facilities in community-based adherence clubs close to or in their homes demonstrated extremely high rates of

Published
10 July 2015
By
Lesley Odendal
What Has the Chancellor Got Against Sexual Health?

It is hard to see this cut as anything other than an attack on gay men's health.

Published
09 July 2015
From
Huffington Post
Nurse-led palliative care can be successfully integrated into routine HIV services in Kenya

Integrating nurse-led palliative care into routine HIV services has positive effects for the psychological wellbeing of patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators report in The Lancet HIV. The study

Published
09 July 2015
By
Michael Carter
Scientists have the tools to end the HIV epidemic; they just need better ways to use them

In the past, there was a sense that stopping the HIV/AIDS epidemic would require some radically new biomedical intervention, such as a cure or a vaccine. The growing consensus, however, is that the tools needed to stamp out HIV already exist if they could just be used in the right way.

Published
08 July 2015
From
Nature
Black MSM, PrEP Access Top Focus of New CDC HIV Prevention Funding

More than $216 million over a five-year period has been awarded to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of the funding is for HIV prevention strategies for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as African-American communities. New funding will also go to increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for black MSM -- the demographic that has been most impacted by the epidemic.

Published
07 July 2015
From
The Body
Leading Canadian researcher calls for inclusion of co-infected people in large HCV clinical trials

Stephen Shafran from the University of Alberta performed a major review of clinical trials of many DAA-containing HCV therapies used for the treatment of HCV mono-infection as well as HIV-HCV co-infection. Cure rates of HCV are “remarkably similar” in HCV mono-infected and co-infected participants who were treated with the same regimen and who have the same strain (genotype) of HCV.

Published
07 July 2015
From
CATIE
The Medicines Patent Pool Releases Independent Feasibility Studies on Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis

As part of its ongoing consultation processes on the possibility of the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) expanding into other disease areas, the organisation has published independent feasibility studies exploring the case for potential entry into Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis.

Published
07 July 2015
From
Medicines Patent Pool

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