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Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s views of Africa have, until now, been a mystery. But a series of questions from the Trump transition team to the State Department indicate an overall skepticism about the value of foreign aid, and even about American security interests, on the world’s second-largest continent.

Published
17 January 2017
From
New York Times
Fighting Trump: HIV Advocates to Watch in 2017

Donald J. Trump and the Republican-controlled congress are a threat to everything HIV advocates have been fighting for during the last thirty years, and that includes access to healthcare, HIV prevention programs like PrEP, and the dignity with which we treat those who are most vulnerable to HIV infection. This new political reality is reflected in the 2017 list of HIV Advocates to Watch.

Published
11 January 2017
From
My Fabulous Disease
US: Maps Compare Low Income With High HIV Rates

These maps show that some of the nation's poorest regions also have the highest HIV rates.

Published
09 January 2017
From
HIV Plus
Repealing Obamacare will have “devastating” consequences for millions—and many who are living with HIV

People across the nation are worried for the future of America’s health insurance system. Will an incoming administration led by President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress fulfill promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made along the campaign trail? What will become of people who now benefit from the ACA, particularly people with pre-existing conditions like HIV? And, what—if anything—can people who are worried do?

Published
03 January 2017
From
BETA blog
Trump Administration Puts the U.S. at a Crossroad for Global Health Aid

The United States is the pillar of global health aid, donating billions of dollars annually — more than any other country — to fighting disease in the world’s poorest countries. But advocates for the poor, health experts and government officials admit that they have no idea what direction the incoming Trump administration is going to take.

Published
20 December 2016
From
New York Times
The FDA Should Approve Drugs Based on Evidence, Not Emotions

A new bill and Donald Trump could come together to undermine the FDA’s ability to safeguard the public from dangerous new drugs.

Published
15 December 2016
From
Slate
Winners and Losers in the 21st Century Cures Act

Obama signs the biggest health legislation since the Affordable Care Act. What strings are attached?

Published
15 December 2016
From
Poz
Trump is considering a dangerous radical to lead FDA. Here’s why that’s bad news.

Imagine being prescribed a medicine when neither your doctor nor the manufacturer has any clue whether it will actually work — because the government never required it to be tested for effectiveness.

Published
12 December 2016
From
STAT
Drug, HIV crises hit HHS nominee Tom Price close to home

Representative Tom Price, the physician and congressman who is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), represents a district just north of Atlanta that is experiencing some public health crises that he will likely be dealing with as HHS secretary: a serious heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, as well as elevated HIV infection rates.

Published
12 December 2016
From
Science
National AIDS Trust sets out vision for HIV in the Future NHS

On World AIDS Day (1 December) the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is releasing a call-to-action on how the needs of people living with HIV should be met by the changing NHS in England.

Published
02 December 2016
From
National AIDS Trust
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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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