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Californians Reject Condoms in Porn Ballot Measure Proposition 60

Proposition 60’s defeat was a big victory for Chanel Preston and others in the adult film industry who traveled to hearings and organized in opposition to the ballot measure.

Published
14 November 2016
From
The Wrap
The 13 NHS treatments at risk... because taxpayers face paying for controversial HIV drug

Hundreds of people with rare diseases could miss out on vital treatments after the NHS was ordered to consider bankrolling a controversial HIV pill.

Published
11 November 2016
From
Daily Mail
The ‘long tail’ problem: injected-PrEP trial will be extended due to persistence of drug in companion study

A study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) conference in Chicago shows that in a minority of subjects who were given an experimental

Published
11 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
NHS England loses appeal – it must consider providing PrEP

At the Court of Appeal in London this morning, three judges confirmed that NHS England is responsible for providing PrEP. Key to the case is the fact

Published
10 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
NHS England has power to fund Prep HIV drug, court decides

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the NHS in England has the power to fund a drug which prevents HIV infection in people at high risk of the virus. NHS England had previously said that local authorities should provide the pre-exposure prophylaxis drug - known as Prep - because they are responsible for preventative health. But councils insisted they had too little money. An estimated 14,000 people would be eligible for Prep in England. NHS England said the judgment confirmed that it had the ability, but not the obligation, to fund Prep.

Published
10 November 2016
From
BBC
Update on PrEP

In the light of the Court ruling we will therefore now quickly take three actions. First, we will formally consider whether to fund PreP. Second, we will discuss with local authorities how NHS-funded PreP medication could be administered by the sexual health teams they commission. Third, we will immediately ask the drug manufacturer to reconsider its currently proposed excessively high pricing, and will also explore options for using generics.

Published
10 November 2016
From
NHS England
Court Of Appeal: NHS Can Provide The HIV Prevention Drug

NHS England has lost its appeal against a high court ruling, paving the way for possible funding of “game-changing” medication. In a judgment handed down this morning at the Royal Courts of Justice, NHS England failed in its attempt to persuade Lady Justice Kind and Lord Justices Longmore and Underhill that it is not responsible for funding HIV prevention medication.

Published
10 November 2016
From
BuzzFeed
Final PrEP HIV drug case win for National AIDS Trust at Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the NAT (National AIDS Trust) in a judgment that confirms an earlier high court judgment that NHS England can legally fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. This decision means that NHS England is obliged to give due consideration to commissioning PrEP.

Published
10 November 2016
From
NAT
Grindr, Largest Gay Hookup App, Adds Fields for HIV Status, Undetectable, and PrEP Use

Grindr, a popular app for gay and bisexual men, announced today the addition of optional HIV-related fields in user profiles, such as HIV status (including undetectable), last HIV test date, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use.

Published
10 November 2016
From
The Body
J&J vaccine plus Gilead immune booster shows promise as HIV fighter

An experimental HIV vaccine from Johnson & Johnson combined with an immune system booster from Gilead Sciences Inc showed promise at keeping the virus at bay in monkeys even after treatments had stopped, marking yet another step toward the development of a so-called functional cure for HIV.

Published
10 November 2016
From
Reuters

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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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