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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
From
Pulitzer Center
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
From
TAG
Is PEPFAR a Trump budget winner? Not so fast...

Global health leaders in the United States are urging development advocates to think twice before declaring international HIV and AIDS programs safe from President Donald Trump’s pursuit of sweeping foreign affairs budget cuts.

Published
27 March 2017
From
Devex
Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us

A substantial N.I.H. budget cut would undermine the fiscal stability of universities and medical schools, many of which depend on N.I.H. funding; it would erode America’s leadership in medical research; and it would diminish opportunities to discover new ways to prevent and treat diseases.

Published
23 March 2017
From
New York Times
We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the 50-year-old NIH international research arm for elimination

The Fogarty center was one of the few specific trims in President Trump’s “skinny budget.” It is an odd target: Eliminating it would save only $69 million. The administration did not explain why it was picked, leaving scientists to surmise that it was because the center’s grants pay American doctors to train foreign ones. Mr. Trump has a well-known “America First” bent.

Published
21 March 2017
From
Science Speaks
Amb. Birx on PEPFAR in the Trump era

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Deborah Birx played down the potential impact of the reinstated “global gag rule” will have on PEPFAR programs. While the exact implications remain unclear, she told Devex that the agency’s focus on data has it well positioned to track and plan for whatever budget it gets.

Published
14 March 2017
From
Devex
Trump chooses Gottlieb to run FDA; Pharma breathes sigh of relief

U.S. President Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the White House said on Friday. If confirmed by the Senate, Gottlieb would be in charge of implementing Trump's plan to dramatically cut regulations governing food, drugs, cosmetics, dietary supplements and tobacco.

Published
13 March 2017
From
Reuters
Trump's foreign aid proposal rattles global health advocates

The Trump administration's proposal to cut foreign aid signals a substantial shift away from a US leadership role in global health—even if Congress tempers the policy.

Published
10 March 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
Will House Republican's Trump-Inspired AHCA 'Make HIV AIDS Again?'

On March 6, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to show how they propose to repeal and reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. Major groups such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Retired People (AARP) are not loving it, to say the least. And the reviews from the HIV community? Well, yeah, also not good.

Published
10 March 2017
From
The Body
This HIV Drug Is Making a Difference. Now Republicans Want to Make It Unaffordable

Republican's plan to replace the ACA would complicate PrEP access, particularly for low-income Americans in the 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that adopted the Medicaid expansion.

Published
09 March 2017
From
Money

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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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