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  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Hepatitis C patients stage sit-in to demand access to new treatment
    El Pais | 20 December 2014

    Protest at Madrid hospital aims to shame the government into releasing more funds.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    US FDA approves AbbVie hepatitis C drug, costs $83319 for 12 weeks
    Reuters | 20 December 2014

    U.S. health regulators on Friday approved AbbVie's all-oral treatment for hepatitis C, and the company said the drug would cost $83,319 for a typical 12-week plan, a bit below its huge selling competitor Sovaldi from Gilead Sciences.

  • Finance and funding
    EXCLUSIVE: Government confirms it will not cut HIV prevention budget
    PinkNews | 20 December 2014

    The Government has refuted claims that it was to halve its HIV prevention budget for 2015, reiterating support for the strategy and saying “It will continue”.

  • Hepatitis and HIV
    Preventing hepatitis C patients from being lost in the health-care system
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 19 December 2014

    A new study shows that many patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are lost during different stages of health care to manage the disease. This real-life' view of the HCV patient care continuum in a major U.S. urban area highlights the importance of generating awareness among clinicians and at-risk groups about appropriate HCV testing, referral, support and care.

  • PrEP
    Re-Thinking Risk Compensation: A Conversation with Kim Koester
    BETA blog | 19 December 2014

    "When we fixate on risk compensation, which assumes that PrEP replaces or substitutes prior protective behaviors it undermines or marginalizes a far more pervasive reality and that is that men are gravitating towards PrEP as an additive element. Men are seeking additional reassurance and protection from HIV. From the perspective of men who see themselves as adopting safer ways of having sex, in terms of HIV prevention, the notion of risk compensation is offensive and confusing."

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    CDC: Decline in U.S. HIV Infections but Lasting Gaps in Rates of HIV, AIDS and Death
    The Body | 19 December 2014

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the latest version of its annual HIV Surveillance Report, "Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2012."

  • The search for a cure
    A Fresh Setback for Efforts to Cure HIV Infection
    ABC News | 18 December 2014

    Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died.

  • The search for a cure
    Can AIDS be cured?
    The New Yorker | 17 December 2014

    The fight against AIDS is following a trajectory similar to that of the fight against many cancers. When I was growing up, in the nineteen-fifties, childhood leukemia was nearly always fatal. Eventually, drugs were developed that drove the cancer into remission for months or years, but it always came back.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda
    Open Society Foundation | 17 December 2014

    In the past year Uganda has passed four laws which defy public health principles and show blatant disregard for dignity and human rights. These laws target individuals who are already marginalized by society and most in need of health services and support: people who sell sex to make ends meet for their families; LGBTI people living in fear of community violence; people hiding their HIV medication from their own families; and people struggling to manage drug dependence and other illnesses. Perhaps most harmful of all, parts of Ugandan society are interpreting these laws to justify violence and exclusion.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Drug users targeted in bid to stop hep C transmission
    Sydney Morning Herald | 17 December 2014

    Injecting drug users will be offered a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C as part of a Melbourne study to assess whether treating them can reduce transmission of the virus in the community.

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