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Did HIV Pharma “Pay to Delay” Generic Truvada?

AIDS activists urge the N.Y. attorney general to investigate possible antitrust violations regarding the HIV med used as PrEP.

Published
04 September 2017
From
Poz
The First Count of Fentanyl Deaths in 2016: Up 540% in Three Years

This is the first national data to break down the growth by drug and by state. We’ve known for a while that fentanyls were behind the growing count of drug deaths in some states and counties. But now we can see the extent to which this is true nationally, as deaths involving synthetic opioids, mostly fentanyls, have risen to more than 20,000 from 3,000 in just three years.

Published
02 September 2017
From
New York Times
Experts concur that event-related oral PrEP probably won’t work for women

Two presentations at the recent International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris told delegates that both trial results and analysis of drug

Published
01 September 2017
By
Gus Cairns
HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

Published
30 August 2017
From
Evening Standard
AIDS activists urge N.Y. attorney general to probe Gilead for antitrust violations

A group of prominent AIDS activists is urging the New York attorney general to investigate Gilead Sciences (GILD) for potential antitrust violations in connection with deals the drug maker struck with rivals that sought to sell generic versions of a best-selling HIV treatment.

Published
30 August 2017
From
STAT
The availability of direct-acting antivirals is reducing disparities in the uptake of hepatitis C treatment

An analysis from British Columbia, Canada shows that older people, individuals with HIV co-infection, people with cirrhosis and – to some extent – people who

Published
30 August 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Nine Years Devoted to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Reflections on an Unprecedented Public Health Intervention

Since 2011, Dr. Njeuhmeli has spearheaded the publication of three PLOS collections detailing the opportunities and challenges of successful scale-up of this massive public health intervention to further reduce HIV incidence. In this post, he reflects on how the VMMC program has evolved and shares important lessons learned along the way.

Published
29 August 2017
From
PLoS Blogs
US: Access to female condoms improving under Medicaid, but obstacles to use remain

More states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, a new study found. But few women are using them, researchers say.

Published
29 August 2017
From
Reuters
Acceptability of low dead space syringes and implications for their introduction

Lower-risk needle and syringe combinations seem acceptable to people who inject drugs in England, but given that a sudden change in equipment can be difficult to adjust to, their gradual introduction seems best, alongside an intervention to educate and support.

Published
29 August 2017
From
Drug & Alcohol Findings
Consultation open - BHIVA/BASHH guidelines on the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) 2017

These guidelines on the use of PrEP are open for public consultation from Thursday 24th August until 1730 on Friday 29th September 2017.

Published
29 August 2017
From
British HIV Association

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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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