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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
Could Trump’s Plan To Deregulate The FDA Benefit HIV Treatment?

Matthew Kavanagh of Health GAP, which advocates for affordable HIV/AIDS drugs, says Trump was right about one thing: “The way to drive down drug prices is to import generic versions of these drugs to allow for competition."

Published
13 February 2017
From
New Now Next
Trump Seems to Support Bush’s AIDS Program for Now

… but will it be hobbled by his other policies?

Published
10 February 2017
From
The Atlantic
How Thailand eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission

Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government investment, a study published in Paediatrics and International Child Health reports.

Published
09 February 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
CROI Organizers Oppose Travel Restrictions Based On Religion Or Country Of Origin

"These restrictions threaten to interrupt the exchange of scientific research information that is vital to the global response to health threats such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika, and many other infectious disease. As a consequence, the restrictions endanger rather than protect the health and wellbeing of Americans and people all over the world. " said Susan Buchbinder, MD, Chair of the 2017 CROI.

Published
08 February 2017
From
CROI press release
China issues five-year plan on HIV, aims to treat more people with traditional medicine

The government will attempt to find and help those with HIV; reduce transmissions through drug use, blood transfusions and from mother to child; minimize the fatality rate; and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV, according to a plan posted on the website of the State Council on Sunday.

Published
06 February 2017
From
Global Times
What Could Happen to Your HIV Health Care Under Trump -- and What You Can Do About It

American people living with HIV/AIDS who get their health care through Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare or Ryan White are rightly scared about what is going to happen to their coverage amid Trump's and Republican's plans to repeal Obamacare and remake Medicare and Medicaid. I asked three HIV health care experts -- Kenyon Farrow at Treatment Action Group (TAG), Bill McColl at AIDS United and Lindsey Dawson at Kaiser Family Foundation -- to sketch out three possible scenarios: best, middle and worst case for people living with HIV.

Published
31 January 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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