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Could Trump’s Plan To Deregulate The FDA Benefit HIV Treatment?

Matthew Kavanagh of Health GAP, which advocates for affordable HIV/AIDS drugs, says Trump was right about one thing: “The way to drive down drug prices is to import generic versions of these drugs to allow for competition."

Published
13 February 2017
From
New Now Next
Gilead to use dating sites, Tumblr, and Snapchat in Truvada strategy

Using platforms like Tumblr and Snapchat may help the company raise awareness about the preventative HIV drug Truvada among a population of people who don't engage with the healthcare system in traditional ways, Gilead said during a call with investors on Tuesday.

Published
13 February 2017
From
Medical Marketing & Media
Across western Europe, migrants from all parts of the world start HIV treatment later

An analysis of over 150,000 people living with HIV in eleven western European countries shows that people born abroad are more likely to start HIV treatment with

Published
13 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Trump Seems to Support Bush’s AIDS Program for Now

… but will it be hobbled by his other policies?

Published
10 February 2017
From
The Atlantic
In the search for an HIV cure, David Evans explains “freedom” and how to better involve women & people of color

David Evans, director of research advocacy at Project Inform, talks about an ambitious HIV cure social science research project that will investigate some of the ethical and moral dilemmas cropping up in HIV cure research.

Published
09 February 2017
From
BETA blog
How Thailand eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health reports.

Published
09 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Delays in linkage to care after HIV diagnosis pose the biggest barrier to treatment access

Following individuals through the cascade of care, from HIV diagnosis to treatment and undetectable viral load, rather than taking snapshots of performance, has led researchers

Published
08 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
CROI Organizers Oppose Travel Restrictions Based On Religion Or Country Of Origin

"These restrictions threaten to interrupt the exchange of scientific research information that is vital to the global response to health threats such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika, and many other infectious disease. As a consequence, the restrictions endanger rather than protect the health and wellbeing of Americans and people all over the world. " said Susan Buchbinder, MD, Chair of the 2017 CROI.

Published
08 February 2017
From
CROI press release
Women significantly more likely than men to have suboptimal adherence to HIV therapy

Women are more likely than men to have poor adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to Canadian research published in HIV Medicine. Adherence was monitored in

Published
08 February 2017
By
Michael Carter
Trump loses backbone on drug prices. Is there a pill for that?

Amid all the kerfuffle in the last week over immigration, the Supreme Court, Iran and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s TV ratings, too little attention was paid to an extraordinary meeting at the White House at which President Trump reneged on a campaign promise and sold out millions of “forgotten” Americans to giant drug companies.

Published
07 February 2017
From
Washington Post

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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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