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Gay men seeking HIV-preventing PrEP drugs are being ‘turned away’ from sexual health clinics over trial capacity

More than two dozen sexual health clinics in England are now turning away gay men who are seeking to take HIV-preventing drugs, PinkNews has found.

21 March 2018
Pink News
A guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation

Today, MRN is launching a Know Your Rights guide for migrants. We want to help migrants understand and assert their rights in a context where these are being systematically eroded and routinely denied.

14 March 2018
Migrants' Rights Network
WHO urges countries to scale up hepatitis C treatment

A new WHO report shows that the annual number of people receiving hepatitis C cure increased from around 1 million in 2015 to 1.5 million in 2016. However, global access to hepatitis C treatment remains uneven, with Egypt and Pakistan accounting for about half of all people starting direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment to cure hepatitis C in 2016.

09 March 2018
World Health Organization
Separate and Unequal Access Frames Discussion at CROI Panel on U.S. HIV Care Cascade

Attendees of the Monday, March 5, panel at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) discussing the HIV care cascade were probably expecting your usual set of presentations on what we're getting right or wrong about testing, linkage to/retention in care, and viral suppression. Those elements were there. But what was also clear from every presenter (a group that includes both researchers and medical providers) was that the lack of Medicaid expansion in the South is creating worse racial disparities in the U.S.

08 March 2018
The Body Pro
For The Trump Administration, Anti-LGBT Stances Inform HIV Policy

During their 13 months in power, the Trump administration has made it abundantly clear that they have no desire to protect the rights of the LGBT community and, if anything, are actively looking to undermine them.

28 February 2018
AIDS United
How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia's HIV Epidemic

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands..

26 February 2018
Preventing and treating HIV in Saint Petersburg

According to the Centre for AIDS Prevention and Control in Saint Petersburg in the Russian Federation, fewer people are becoming infected with HIV in the city. “Ten years ago, Saint Petersburg was among the top five most affected cities in the Russian Federation. Now it is only the 14th most affected,” said Denis Gusev, Head Physician of the AIDS centre.

21 February 2018
Mylan (MYL) Announces Tentative Approval for Combination HIV Treatment DTG/FTC/TAF Under FDA's PEPFAR Program

Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today announced receipt of tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for its New Drug Application for Dolutegravir, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Alafenamide Tablets, 50 mg/200 mg/25 mg. The antiretroviral (ARV) will be immediately available in developing countries as a first-line regimen for people being treated for HIV/AIDS.

20 February 2018
Mylan press release
Michel Kazatchkine: Winds of hope on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

Much of the media coverage focused on the intransigence of the government of the Russian Federation to changing its prevention policies around HIV/AIDS. However, this focus also obscures the fact that in Eastern Europe and Central Asia which has been much maligned over the past decade for its slowness in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we are now beginning to see strong hints that public health initiatives based on scientific evidence are taking on a legitimacy across the region.

20 February 2018
VICTORY: Publix Reverses Stance. Will Make PrEP Available To Employees

Today, after a week-long battle, Publix announced they reversed their stance on providing PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent the transmission of HIV to their more than 188,000 employees across 7 southern states.

07 February 2018
Equality Florida
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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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