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  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Patients 'may need to stockpile own drugs if no-deal Brexit looms'
    The Guardian | 4 hours ago

    Patients should consider stockpiling their own drugs if it looks likely the UK will leave the EU with no deal, the pharmaceuticals industry has said, telling MPs that such a scenario could be “catastrophic” for medicine supplies and necessitate emergency powers.

  • Conference announcements and declarations
    Treating Resistant HIV, Patient-Centered Care at HIV Glasgow
    Medscape (requires free registration) | 4 hours ago

    GLASGOW — People whose HIV cannot be suppressed with current treatments will be in the spotlight here at HIV Drug Therapy 2018.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    In Miami, A Potential HIV Outbreak Under a Highway Underpass Raises Ethical Questions
    AIDS United | 5 hours ago

    Florida’s only legalized syringe access program found 11 people who tested positive for HIV within a six-month period this year. In the city of Miami, where one out of every 85 adults has HIV, the new infections may or may not constitute an outbreak. This is the subject of a local, active public health investigation that utilizes the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s molecular surveillance system.

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
    Uganda: Mother-to-child HIV infections drop by 86%
    The Observer | 6 hours ago

    Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017, from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said.

  • How HIV works
    Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV’s hiding places
    Nature | 6 hours ago

    To prevent the virus from rebounding after drug therapy, researchers must first map where it lurks in the body.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    Johnson & Johnson prices keep key TB medicines out of reach
    MSF | 7 hours ago

    As US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) continues to charge high prices for its newer tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline, people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are forced to go without the best possible treatments, according to a new report—DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope—released today by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague. J&J should cut the price of bedaquiline in half so more lives can be saved, said the international medical humanitarian organization MSF.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope, 5th Edition
    MSF | 7 hours ago

    The 5th edition of “DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope” chronicles the changing landscape of available treatments for DR-TB, outlines the key barriers to accessing the most effective treatments, and makes recommendations for action that can improve TB care on a global scale.

  • The search for an HIV prevention vaccine
    New Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan lays out a roadmap to speed the development of a safe and effective vaccine against HIV
    International AIDS Society | 13 hours ago

    The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), has launched a five-year strategy to accelerate the development of an effective vaccine to prevent HIV infection. The new Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Strategic Plan (2018-2023) was unveiled today at the opening of HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018), the world’s only scientific conference dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention, in Madrid, Spain.

  • Women
    Young women, their male partners and HIV – how relationships vary across settings
    AVERT | 14 hours ago

    New research comparing partners of adolescent girls and young women in Kenya and South Africa reveals important differences between settings – giving further evidence for the need to contextualise HIV responses.

  • People and personal stories
    SA scientist honoured by HIV community
    Health-e News | 14 hours ago

    South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker was awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights last night (21 October) at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

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