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  • Charity profited from dying HIV patients via punishing equity deals

    The Macfarlane Trust was set up in 1988 by the Government to help patients with haemophilia who had been infected with HIV from contaminated blood. The charity handed out monthly payments and emergency grants using cash from the Department of Health. But it has emerged the MFT was also entering into equity deals with desperate victims at risk of losing their homes.

    31 March 2019 | Mirror Online
  • Up to 95% virologic response rate with rapid ART in safety-net clinic

    Up to 95% of people with newly diagnosed HIV and beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) within a week of diagnosis reached a viral load below 50 copies in the first year of therapy. High proportions of people in this San Francisco safety-net clinic had a substance use disorder, a major mental health diagnosis, or unstable housing.

    14 March 2019 | NATAP
  • To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

    What we need most urgently today is a new generation of rigorously evaluated, cost-effective HIV interventions focused on the fundamental contextual factors for disease. These factors include access to adequate housing , access to quality health care and health insurance , access to child care , education, employment status, gender equality and income.

    16 February 2019 | The Conversation
  • Uganda: Financial incentives do not boost HIV viral suppression rate

    Financial incentives had no effect on viral suppression among HIV-positive adults in Uganda, according to a recent study. Researchers said these findings suggest a need for better interventions to promote the achievement of viral suppression.

    25 January 2019 | Healio
  • A formula for success: progress on improving access to formula milk for mothers living with HIV

    Work continues on improving access to formula milk for mothers living across the UK.

    23 January 2019 | National AIDS Trust
  • Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

    Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.

    11 January 2019 | New York Times
  • ‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

    Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions.

    08 January 2019 | AVERT
  • Housing needed to reduce HIV infections

    Continued success in engaging people in HIV care and prevention will require more affordable housing. When housing is unstable, taking medicines and attending appointments take a backseat to immediate survival. Often, homeless individuals turn to sex work or substance use, which can increase the risk of HIV transmission and worsen mental health. Older adults living with HIV, who make up 65 percent of HIV-positive San Franciscans, are experiencing increasing housing instability due to declining incomes and skyrocketing rental costs.

    30 November 2018 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • San Francisco to focus HIV services on homeless population

    When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month awarded San Francisco an $8 million-four year grant to help eliminate HIV, the mayor’s office announced it would dedicate the extra funds to the city’s most vulnerable populations – focusing on those without homes.

    29 November 2018 | Mission Local
  • What it’s like to provide HIV care to people without housing

    How can a person take daily medications if they’re constantly having their belongings stolen? Or prioritize going to medical appointments if they’re just worried about where their next meal will come from? How can they contact their doctor with questions, if they can’t afford a mobile phone plan?

    29 October 2018 | BETA blog
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