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  • Zambia: Patients With HIV Will Forgo Short Wait Time, Travel Distance to Access Nice Providers

    Patients with HIV indicated a strong preference for “nice” over “rude” providers and a willingness to wait 19 hours more or travel 28 miles farther to see nice rather than rude providers.

    03 September 2018 | American Journal of Managed Care
  • Patient Navigation Associated With Positive Outcomes in HIV

    Patient navigation programs in HIV care are positively associated with HIV care continuum outcomes such as maintenance of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and retention in care, according to a study published in AIDS.

    30 August 2018 | Clinical Advisor
  • Kenya:We Have Adequate HIV Drugs and Test Kits, Says Ministry

    As the drug shortage in public health facilities continues to bite, the Ministry of Health (MoH)) has reassured Kenyans of continued supplies of essential HIV drugs and test kits. "There were delays in the delivery of 540,730 patient packs of boosted atazanavir due to global supply constraints of raw materials or active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)," Health Secretary Peter Tum said.

    21 August 2018 | AllAfrica.com
  • The final frontier in the fight against Aids? There is still one region where HIV infection rates are on the rise

    Huge global progress has been made in tackling an epidemic which has claimed over 35 million lives since the 1980s. But there’s one region in the world where infection rates from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – the pathogen that causes Aids – have been quietly rising in recent years. The HIV crisis in eastern Europe and central Asia – which gathered pace in the two decades following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 – has now reached epidemic proportions.

    16 August 2018 | Daily Telegraph
  • Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First: Preferences for HIV Care in Zambia

    As a healthcare patient, what would you sacrifice for a provider with a nice—rather than rude—attitude? For HIV patients in Zambia, the answer may surprise you. According to findings of a study published August 13, 2018, in PLOS Medicine, HIV patients in Zambia were willing to increase wait time and travel distance—and accept significant reduction in medication—in order to access a healthcare provider with a nice attitude.

    15 August 2018 | UCSF News Services
  • Fast Track Cities Quality of Life Survey

    We invite people living with HIV in 29 cities to complete a 10-minute online survey that will can assist us in better understanding the quality of life issues that impact urban AIDS responses. Your name will remain anonymous, but through your input you will have a positive effect on the quality of life of the global community of people living with HIV. The 29 cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bamako, Bangkok, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Durban, Geneva, Kingston, Lisbon, Libreville, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Montréal, Nairobi, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, San Francisco, and Santiago. UK Fast Track cities (Brighton and London) can fill it in by checking "other".

    09 August 2018 | IAPAC
  • FIND and DNDi support Malaysian MOH to simplify and decentralize HCV screening & treatment

    FIND and the DNDi will partner to generate evidence that will support policy change and scale up of hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. This work, announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam and ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2018, is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with a view to overcoming barriers to diagnosis and treatment.

    23 July 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • “Buddies” Remains an Urgently Moving Study of Life and Death in the AIDS Era

    For a stretch of time in the 1980s and ’90s, the word buddy meant, in modern gay life, someone who had agreed to be a friend to a man dying of AIDS. A buddy visited. Listened to stories. Told stories. Laughed. Cried. And above all, tried to make sure that the frail man in the bed knew that he had not been forgotten. That his passing would be noted. And mourned. In the 1985 film Buddies, writer-director Arthur J. Bressan Jr. did a simple yet radical thing: He told the story of one such friendship and, in the process, made the first feature-length drama about AIDS.

    19 June 2018 | Village Voice
  • ‘Culturally competent’ transgender health care starts with clinicians

    Infectious Disease News spoke with several experts about how to improve transgender care in the U.S. and what areas of research need to be scaled up. Experts said a lot can be done at the clinical level to make transgender patients feel more comfortable and to improve their access to care, including having appropriately trained staff.

    15 June 2018 | Healio (requires free registration)
  • SA healthcare: It’s not collapsed, merely distressed — Motsoaledi

    While Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi this week claimed that government health services were just ‘distressed’, a Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) report listing shocking failings has been tabled in Parliament, with Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba describing the system as ‘collapsing’.

    11 June 2018 | Medical Brief
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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.

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