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  • UNAIDS announces nearly 21 million people living with HIV now on treatment

    In the year 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy. By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines. Such a dramatic scale-up could not have happened without the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their rights, backed up by steady, strong leadership and financial commitment.

    20 November 2017 | UNAIDS press release
  • Review identifies aspects of healthcare most valued by people with HIV

    Researchers in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review on the aspects of healthcare valued by people with HIV. They identified seven areas of importance for patients: relationship with their healthcare provider; expertise of their healthcare provider; access to care; receipt of information and support; coordination between the services they receive; confidentiality; and participation in their care.

    19 November 2017 | CATIE
  • British Columbia just lost its last two excuses not to cover the pill that prevents HIV

    Julio Montaner, the head of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, told a room full of doctors and activists Nov 6, 2017, that his centre has negotiated a deal with generic drug manufacturers that could deliver the treatment without swelling the budget. “The message is, we’re ready,” Montaner told Xtra following his announcement. “It’s time to do this.”

    13 November 2017 | XTRA, Vancouver
  • HIV in West and Central Africa – the state of an epidemic left behind

    The UNAIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and African Union 18-month catch-up plan aims to increase treatment access and reduce mortality in West and Central Africa.

    10 November 2017 | Avert
  • 'Caring at Its Essence': HIV Nurses Recall Pivotal Moments With Patients

    One of the central tenets of nursing is compassion: a quest to heal patients holistically and with empathy rather than focusing narrowly on the clinical treatment or prevention of a specific condition. At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, we asked HIV nurses to share a moment in which their unique perspective made a big difference in the care of a particular patient.

    09 November 2017 | The Body Pro
  • Why do some HIV drugs cost so much in the US? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

    As open enrollment begins November 1, millions of Americans are comparing insurance plans available on the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace. Prescription copayments and which medications a health plan covers are key considerations for people living with HIV and for those taking regular prescription medications. The cost to the consumer is very different, however, from the price that insurers negotiate with pharmaceutical companies, and the debate around drug pricing has hit national headlines in recent years with cases like EpiPen and Daraprim. Drug pricing is a complicated issue, with pharmaceutical companies on one side, patient activists on the other, and consumers oftentimes stuck somewhere in the middle.

    03 November 2017 | BETA blog
  • Top gay sexual health clinic forced to turn away four out of five people a day

    Around 1,500 people are trying to get just 300 appointments at the most popular sexual health clinic for gay and bi men in the UK, after other clinics closed. Now experts are warning the cuts could lead to sexual infections rising in the UK capital.

    30 October 2017 | Gay Star News
  • Why AIDS Film “BPM” Has So Many Love Scenes—and So Much Dancing

    The film’s director and stars also discuss how ACT UP Paris differed from U.S. activism and what young viewers find exciting about “BPM.”

    30 October 2017 | Poz
  • This Is Exactly How HIV Activists Disrupted Congress to Save Health Care

    Late last month, thousands of Americans with HIV/AIDS -- many of them among the millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid or Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans for their health coverage -- saw the news and breathed yet one more major sigh of relief: the Senate would not go forward on its final effort this year to kill the ACA (aka Obamacare) and take a devastating bite out of Medicaid.

    10 October 2017 | The Body
  • My Journey Through Health Care and HIV as a Black American

    There is a need for the black community to "unlearn" -- to build new trust around the state of our health care. We have, for so long, been treated as second-class citizens within these systems that we have opted for home remedies and religious protection over the advancements of modern medicine for our potential betterment.

    27 September 2017 | The Body Pro
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