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Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

Published
16 October 2017
From
Gay Community News
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

Published
09 October 2017
From
MSMGF
Achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets would save lives, be cost effective

An analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and deaths but also would demonstrate excellent value.

Published
28 September 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts

Head of world’s largest private philanthropic organisation speaks out as report shows progress on reducing extreme poverty under threat.

Published
13 September 2017
From
The Guardian
Melinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid

Melinda Gates is calling on world leaders to step up global aid funding, saying “a loss of U.S. leadership” is resulting in “confusion and chaos” in some of the most vulnerable corners of the planet.

Published
13 September 2017
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Washington Post
A Stocktake Review of DFID’s Work on HIV and AIDS

DFID’s overall funding for HIV is falling. Despite the UK’s substantial contribution to the Global Fund, massive cuts to DFID’s country office programmes focused on HIV have led to a decrease in funding from £416m in 2012 to £324 in 2015.

Published
12 September 2017
From
STOP AIDS
A Venezuelan woman had grown used to shortages. Then her HIV drugs ran out.

Doctors are struggling to cope with a surging HIV/AIDS crisis that experts fear could become the worst in Latin America in years. Caracas’s largest hospitals are now scrambling to cope with an influx of both newly infected and deteriorating HIV patients, their emaciated bodies evoking the distressing images that defined the virus in the 1980s.

Published
11 September 2017
From
Washington Post
Australia On The 'Cusp' Of Realising Ambitious HIV Goals

Australia's current National HIV Strategy is to virtually end HIV transmissions by 2020 and to achieve a '90:90:90' goal to contain the epidemic. But people living with HIV continue to deal with stigma and discrimination.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Huffington Post
New South Wales reports record drop in HIV diagnoses: fewest this year since records began

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), has reported a steep drop in HIV diagnoses in gay and other men who have sex with men

Published
25 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
US HIV funding decisions on PEPFAR in 2017 will have critical effect on ability to reach 90-90-90 goals

A withdrawal of United States funding for HIV treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to 20 million additional HIV infections and 2 million additional AIDS

Published
01 August 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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