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Jamaica takes measures to ensure the sustainability of its response to HIV

Hard-won gains against the HIV epidemic in Jamaica could be at stake due to national budgetary constraints and the country’s increasing HIV treatment costs, a study shows. As a result, the Jamaican government has taken steps to enhance the planning and efficiency of its national AIDS programme.

Published
08 October 2013
From
UNAIDS
NHS England is finally taking expert advice – from the patients

A people's panel to hear patients' views is forcing doctors to re-evaluate their approach to medicine.

Published
07 October 2013
From
The Guardian
Red States Leave Many Poor Americans Out of Obamacare

In the 26 states without expanded Medicaid programs, which mostly have Republican governors, many poor people will be effectively shut out of health coverage from Obamacare. About half of all Americans live in the states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion, but those states are home to around 68 percent of the poor, uninsured blacks as well as single mothers. About 60 percent of the uninsured working poor live in those states.

Published
04 October 2013
From
AIDSMeds
Trials turn away new patients as US government shutdown obstructs work of scientists, researchers

Much of the government’s sprawling scientific and technological machinery has been turned off, and researchers and engineers fear that a prolonged shutdown could imperil their projects and create lasting harm to U.S. innovation. One immediate impact: Sick people hoping to join clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health are being turned away. Nearly three-fourths of NIH employees have been furloughed.

Published
03 October 2013
From
Washington Post
CROI website still blocked

Access has been blocked because of a bureaucratic wrangle that has enabled one person to flick a switch and stop global free access to this single most important HIV information resource.

Published
02 October 2013
From
HIV i-Base
Chris Collins: Time to Tip the Scales in Favor of Ending AIDS

A decade ago, the notion of beginning to end the epidemic was a dream. Now it has the possibility of becoming a reality. But this can only happen with sustained and increased investment. Without this, the success to date will be lost and the price tag for the AIDS response will continue to climb.

Published
02 October 2013
From
Huffington Post
Political leadership on finance and pace of scale-up needed to realise full potential of treatment as prevention

Achieving the full potential of antiretroviral treatment as a prevention method will require governments to take political decisions about long-term finance, and be brave enough to lead

Published
30 September 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Stepping up the Pace : 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) Theme Selected

Stepping up the Pace recognizes that we are at a critical time in the global response to HIV. Recent data show a steady decrease in new HIV infections worldwide and increasing numbers of people on treatment, said Professor Sharon Lewin, Local Co-Chair of AIDS 2014

Published
30 September 2013
From
International AIDS Society
The death of Aids

An alliance of science, industry, global capitalism and philanthropy is making more progress against humanity’s biggest killers than was ever thought possible.

Published
30 September 2013
From
The Spectator
The Economist explains: How was the AIDS epidemic reversed?

The answer has two parts: sound science and international co-operation.

Published
27 September 2013
From
The Economist

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