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  • BASHH, BHIVA, HIVPA and NHIVNA statement on management of antiretroviral supplies in preparation for a no-deal Brexit Scenario

    Clinicians do not need to issue longer, or earlier than usual, prescriptions and patients should be reassured that there is no need for concern about the supply of their medication and therefore no need to stockpile.

    11 January 2019 | British HIV Association
  • UK-CAB statement on Brexit, HIV and access to medicines

    On 19 December 2018, the UK-CAB, an HIV treatment advocacy organisation, published recommendations to mimimise the risk for HIV positive people having an interruption in supply of medicines, due to uncertainty over plans for Brexit.

    20 December 2018 | UK-CAB
  • HIV 2020 - Community Reclaiming the Global Response

    An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event. Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not enter the U.S. in 2020 or who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. It will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.

    10 December 2018 |
  • Trump Wants to Restrict Access to HIV Meds for People on Medicare

    In a move to cut Medicare costs, the proposed changes would also affect people with cancer, depression and schizophrenia.

    29 November 2018 | Poz
  • Integrating the exceptional in an evolving response to AIDS

    How do we keep what is valuable from the vertical approach to HIV while simultaneously broadening the health services delivered?

    15 November 2018 | Friends of the Global Fight
  • EU Civil Society forum criticises the EC Working Document on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis: "Weak Signals of Political Commitment" to tackling the diseases in Europe

    This summer the European Commission published a Staff Working Document on “combating HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis in the EU and neighboring countries”. By publishing a Staff Working Document, the lowest level policy document on the European Commission’s initiative’s scale, the Commission gives a clear sign that it does not intend to take political commitment and develop further policy for tackling the three diseases in the European region.

    04 October 2018 | Action for Global Health
  • Fears over HIV drugs in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit

    Healthcare advocates highlight concerns over slower access to the newest HIV drugs when the UK leaves the European Union next year

    02 October 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Brexit, health care, and life sciences: plan for the worst

    Negotiations continue between the UK and the EU27 for Brexit plans. Deal or no deal, leaders in health care, pharmaceutical, and life sciences are covering all bases. Becky McCall reports.

    28 September 2018 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
  • More Than 25% of HIV Providers Don't Know If Their State Expanded Medicaid

    A survey has revealed gaps in HIV providers’ knowledge of the Affordable Care Act. However, despite these gaps, the majority of surveyed providers expressed belief that Medicaid expansion would improve both HIV outcomes and general outcomes for patients with the disease.

    24 September 2018 | American Journal of Managed Care
  • UNAIDS - Past Time to Get Serious

    "UNAIDS still has much work to do. It is not doing that work because it is paralyzed by crisis. If UNAIDS doesn't change, it will have no future."

    11 June 2018 | Hunavat Global
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