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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
After fracas, Global Fund abandons plan to pick new chief and reopens search

Leaks. Concerns about alienating President Donald Trump. Allegations about conflicts of interest. All of those reasons factored in to a surprise decision today by the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to restart its search for a new executive director.

Published
28 February 2017
From
Science
How Mike Pence used Obamacare to halt Indiana's HIV outbreak

Two years later, the vice president is helping lead the Republican effort to dismantle the program.

Published
21 February 2017
From
Politico
A Contentious List of Finalists for Global Aid Fund Group’s Director

Three candidates to become the next director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are likely to draw harsh scrutiny from the fund’s largest donor, the United States.

Published
19 February 2017
From
New York Times
An 18% Decline in HIV Incidence in the US Over Six Years is Not Enough

David Holtgrave and Robert Bonacci: "At a time when some decision makers are considering possibly repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, which we know provided critical health insurance access for persons living with HIV and helped to avoid HIV transmission, we should instead be focusing as a nation on expanding critical HIV-related services and access to comprehensive care."

Published
16 February 2017
From
Huffington Post
Obamacare significantly expanded insurance for people with HIV

The first national analysis of the impact of the Affordable Care Act on people with HIV showed significant increases in health insurance coverage among people infected with the virus that causes AIDS, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Published
15 February 2017
From
Reuters
Trump's 'global gag rule' endangers millions of women and children, says Melinda Gates

Bill and Melinda Gates warn of dire impact of order that blocks US funding for family planning and health services.

Published
14 February 2017
From
The Guardian
Anthony Fauci: What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About The Future

One of the most important challenges facing the new Administration is preparedness for the pandemic outbreak of an infectious disease. Infectious diseases will continue to pose a significant threat to public health and the economies of countries worldwide. The U.S. government will need to continue its investment to combat these diseases wherever they emerge, and to conduct crucial research and development of medical countermeasures in the form of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics to rapidly respond to emerging infectious disease threats.

Published
13 February 2017
From
Health Affairs
Bill Frist: The Case for Keeping America’s AIDS Relief Plan

Among global public health advocates, there is a growing concern that President Trump may cut back, or even eliminate, programs that have played a critical role in fighting diseases worldwide.

Published
13 February 2017
From
New York Times
US: Should People With HIV Stock Up on Meds in Fear of Health Care Cuts?

As the Trump admimistration and Congress discuss sweeping changes to health care, should people with HIV start squirreling away their meds in case they lose access? HIV advocates say don't panic -- you'll likely be fine. But there are still things you can think about and steps you can take.

Published
13 February 2017
From
The Body

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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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