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Day 27: State Won't Fund Growing Demand for HIV Medicine

Lawmakers didn't cut spending for the Texas HIV Medication Program, but it remains nearly $20 million short of what's needed to treat a growing number of low-income patients living with the disease.

Published
27 August 2011
From
Texas Tribune
Fall in Asia-Pacific HIV infections 'fragile' - UNAIDS chief

The decline in new HIV infections across Asia Pacific is “very fragile” as most states rely on shrinking donor funds and prevention programmes fail to reach those most in need, the head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS said in an interview.

Published
26 August 2011
From
Reuters AlertNet
ASIA: HIV response at a crossroads

The Asia-Pacific region is at a critical point in its HIV response, states a UNAIDS report that shows a mix of successes and challenges over the past decade.

Published
26 August 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
Global Fund's Support for Health Systems Strengthening Interventions: A Reference Guide

The reference guide aims to support applicants in including health systems strengthening interventions in their Global Fund Round 11 proposals.

Published
18 August 2011
From
Health Systems 20/20
US National HIV Prevention Conference: Highlights Day 3

Tuesday’s plenary session addressed the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goal of improving access to care, focusing on three important approaches that can help us reach that goal: adopting universal HIV testing, measuring community viral load, and implementing test and treat programs.

Published
18 August 2011
From
AIDS.gov blog
US National HIV Prevention Conference: Highlights Day 1

Conference sessions and scientific presentations will focus on strategies to advance the ambitious goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The theme of the conference is: “The Urgency of Now: Reduce incidence. Improve access. Promote equity.” 

Published
18 August 2011
From
AIDS.gov blog
Massachusetts HIV/AIDS services face 25% budget cuts

Community health organizations -- including groups that provide support and services for people living with HIV/AIDS -- were notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday, Aug. 12 of a drastic cut in federal funding.

Published
15 August 2011
From
Bay Windows
EU-India Agreement In WTO Dispute Raises Bar For EU Drug Seizures

India and the European Union announced a written agreement yesterday that puts more conditions on EU customs authorities before they can stop shipments of generic pharmaceuticals passing through Europe.

Published
01 August 2011
From
Intellectual Property Watch
A Trade Barrier to Defeating AIDS

The New York Times Fixes blog looks at the effects of drug company differential pricing and free trade agreements on the price of antiretroviral drugs in middle income countries.

Published
27 July 2011
From
New York Times
From 'what if' to 'what now': implementing the new prevention technologies

Two consecutive sessions at the sixth International AIDS Society conference (IAS 2011) in Rome yesterday were devoted, now we have convincing scientific data on the benefits of

Published
20 July 2011
By
Gus Cairns

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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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