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British Mothers With HIV Are Going Hungry To Pay For Formula Milk

Breastfeeding risks infecting the baby and, according to a new report, mothers living in poverty are sacrificing their health to avoid it. “I have to skip eating lunch to save for food in the evening,” a mum of three told BuzzFeed News.

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03 April 2017
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BuzzFeed
GNP+ Appoints Human Rights Activist as Its New Executive Director

The Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurel Sprague as our new Executive Director. Dr. Sprague is a passionate social justice activist and a widely respected educator and researcher who has extensively championed the human rights and needs of key populations and people living with HIV. She has served as the regional coordinator for the North American Affiliate of GNP+ and as a GNP+ Board Member, and has provided technical support to PLHIV networks worldwide on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research and analysis for nearly a decade.

Published
03 April 2017
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GNP+
Scale up of hepatitis C treatment possible as Brazil rejects patent on key drug

Treatment for hepatitis C using the key drug sofosbuvir could be vastly scaled up in Brazil after the decision by the National Agency of Health Surveillance (Anvisa) to reject a key patent application on the drug marketed by pharmaceutical corporation Gilead. The decision could pave the way to enable generic competition in Brazil, which should lead to price reductions, making it more affordable to scale up treatment.

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03 April 2017
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MSF
France Reaches Agreement With Gilead To Drop Prices Of Hepatitis C Treatment

New prices are expected to come into effect on 1 April. For Sovaldi, it will drop from €41,000 euros to less than €28,700 euros for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Published
03 April 2017
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Intellectual Property Watch
Ukraine’s Underground AIDS-Treatment Railroad

For HIV-positive eastern Ukrainians, the struggle against Russian-backed separatists isn't just about dignity – it's about their right to stay alive.

Published
03 April 2017
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Pulitzer Center
Resisting the Coming Austerity: Medicaid in the Crosshairs

Lingering Republican threats to the ACA and Medicaid do no favors for America’s working poor.

Published
01 April 2017
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TAG
The New War on Drugs: Trump policy on the FDA

A war against regulations intended to hold manufacturers accountable, protect drug safety and the health of the American public, and advance evidence-based and cost-effective care is questionable at best—and dangerous at worst.

Published
01 April 2017
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TAG
Where Is PrEP? HIV Charities Warn The NHS Will Miss Its Own Deadline

Britain's top HIV organisations have accused NHS England of dragging its feet in providing the prevention drug, despite 17 people a day contracting the virus.

Published
30 March 2017
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BuzzFeed
HIV Activist Learning Modules: Engaging our Community in HIV Prevention Policy Advocacy

In order to support the efforts of prevention advocates across the United States, Treatment Action Group has developed a series of modules to help support activists’ capacity needs and to develop advocacy action plans. The slides and handouts in each module focus on how to identify and change the governmental, organizational, and institutional policies that create roadblocks to comprehensive HIV prevention in our communities. The materials are useful for personal education or group discussion on HIV prevention and policy advocacy.

Published
29 March 2017
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TAG
The Next Global Fund Executive Director: The Qualities We Will Look For

The Global Fund’s ED should demonstrate an unshakeable commitment to human rights and key population issues. Nothing is more important in this changing global political landscape, where the organization’s biggest donor on human rights closed their borders to people fleeing conflict and violence.

Published
29 March 2017
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GNP+

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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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