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    My experiences of hospitalisation are mixed. I’ve been admitted twice in the last six months, both times for a minor operation. However, following the excellent...

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  • More than half of children living with HIV still without treatment in high burden, PEPFAR-supported southern African countries

    Data across 20 countries receiving PEPFAR support showed 56 percent of children living with HIV under the age of 15 — an estimated 750,000 children — are not receiving the life-saving treatment that also prevents transmission of the virus.

    18 May 2018 | Science Speaks
  • Dean Street clinics—battling London's MSM HIV epidemic

    Dean Street's success in managing those at risk of HIV infection is evident, with their clinics' new HIV diagnoses dropping from a peak of 72 cases in June 2015 to 11 in September 2017. But like other prevention services in the UK, the good work being done risks being undone by the continual cuts to the public health grant from central government that councils across England use to fund HIV and STI prevention.

    08 May 2018 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • HIV response in Nigeria buckles under pressure of continued conflict with Boko Haram

    New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.  

    05 May 2018 | AVERT
  • Transition Notice: Dr Laurel Sprague leaves GNP+

    It is with sadness and gratitude that the Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) announces Dr. Laurel Sprague’s departure as Executive Director, effective 18 May 2018.

    24 April 2018 | Global Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (GNP+)
  • Orban is not delivering health for Hungary

    Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic strength over the health of their people...An OECD Country Health Profile on Hungary in 2017 offers a stark comparison with health outcomes in other European Union (EU) countries. Life expectancy in Hungary is nearly 5 years below the EU average...lower than all of Hungary's immediate neighbours with the exception of Romania. Under Orban's leadership, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has more than doubled in a decade, rising from 1·0 per 100 000 in 2005 to 2·7 per 100 000 in 2015.

    21 April 2018 | The Lancet
  • Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

    Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

    17 April 2018 | Corresponsales Clave
  • Every day, 170 young people are infected with HIV in West and Central Africa, and many can't afford treatment

    West and Central Africa, 80% of infected children are not receiving antiretroviral therapy, making it the region with the world's lowest rate of access to treatment. The number of 15- to 19-year-olds dying of AIDS in West and Central Africa increased by 35% between 2010 and 2016, even while it fell elsewhere across the continent.

    03 April 2018 | Los Angeles Times
  • LGBT people need to rediscover their rage in this age of protest

    As the film 120 Beats per Minute shows, queer activism is at its best when it’s angry and combative – and there’s no shortage of causes to help

    03 April 2018 | The Guardian
  • Checking HIV data at every step

    The responsibility for producing what is acknowledged to be the gold standard information on the global HIV epidemic rests with UNAIDS. For the information to be useful, though, it must be credible. And to be credible, it must be collected properly, thoroughly checked and proven to be accurate.

    27 March 2018 | UNAIDS
  • Gilead Sciences: The Future Is Complicated

    Gilead Sciences mix of slumping sales, future product speculation, and cash position make for a confusing investment. Sales of its Hepatitis lineup are consistently falling, while HIV sales growth fails to make up the difference.

    14 March 2018 | Seeking Alpha
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