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Teva and Other Generic Drugmakers Inflated Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say

Leading drug companies including Teva, Pfizer, Novartis and Mylan conspired to inflate the prices of generic drugs by as much as 1,000 percent, according to a far-reaching lawsuit filed on Friday by 44 states.

Published
12 May 2019
From
New York Times
Nigel Farage stands by claim that people with HIV should be banned from UK

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has stood by his 2014 claim that people living with HIV should not be able to enter the UK.

Published
12 May 2019
From
Pink News
Fifty new HIV diagnoses at Dean Street linked to caps on IMPACT study

One of the most sobering posters at BHIVA 2019 was able to directly link recent HIV infections to the NHS block on access to PrEP.

Published
10 May 2019
From
HIV i-Base
Black women in the USA continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, but there’s evidence that the gap may be slowly starting to close

New analysis from the US CDC quantifies the number of new HIV infections that might have been prevented in the absence of racial disparities, indicating how the effects of race on HIV infection may be changing

Published
10 May 2019
From
AVERT
Why the infected blood enquiry matters

Our infection through medical treatment for haemophilia caused the media to obsess about our ‘innocence’ in getting HIV and, even if they did not say it out loud, everyone could guess who the ‘guilty’ were.

Published
10 May 2019
From
National AIDS Trust
UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago

"Young Brits are having less sex than a decade ago because they're too busy watching Netflix," reports the Sun. Researchers used survey data from almost 35,000 people aged 16 to 44 in the UK. The surveys were done in 1991, 2001 and 2012.

Published
10 May 2019
From
NHS Behind the Headlines
US: HHS Rule Allows Religious Discrimination in Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a new rule that will allow health care workers to refuse to provide or assist in providing medical services if doing so violates their religious or moral beliefs. In other words, it will allow them to discriminate widely and putting LGBTQ people and our families, among others, at risk.

Published
10 May 2019
From
Pride Source
Mexican official resigns as HIV drug shortage sparks outcry

A top Mexican health official said on Thursday that he had resigned amid growing anger over drug shortages that have left hundreds of HIV patients without life-saving medicines.

Published
10 May 2019
From
Reuters
Cash Incentives, Peer Support May Not Incentivize HCV Treatment

A randomized trial comparing a cash incentive to peer support for increasing acceptance of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) among persons with HCV/HIV coinfection, including those who use drugs or alcohol, found both methods helpful but that 1 in 4 patients still declined treatment.

Published
10 May 2019
From
MD Magazine
Generic PrEP to Arrive in September 2020, but Will Big Savings Follow?

Only one company will sell a version of the HIV prevention pill Truvada. When others go to market, prices will likely drop further.

Published
10 May 2019
From
Poz

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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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