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  • Pharmaceutical industry
    US: HIV Advocacy Group Spars With Express Scripts Over HIV Drug Formulary Changes
    The BodyPro | 8 hours ago

    Express Scripts, one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the U.S., recently updated its list of preferred medicines to exclude seven common HIV drugs, swapping those drugs for 18 "preferred alternatives."

  • Epidemiology
    South Africa: New HIV estimates shows too many people are still not on treatment
    Spotlight | 8 hours ago

    South Africa has made great strides in scaling up HIV testing and increasing HIV suppression in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment (ART), but is still struggling to reach ART coverage targets and is falling short of HIV prevention goals. This is according to new findings from the Thembisa model of HIV in South Africa presented today at the 9th South African AIDS Conference held in Durban.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Canada: Liberals hope to deal with HIV non-disclosure issue if re-elected
    CTV News | 9 hours ago

    The Liberals hope to address the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure if re-elected in the fall, the federal justice minister said Friday as advocacy groups pushed the government to make changes to the law.

  • HIV and criminal law
    UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of Colombia to strike down the section of the criminal code criminalizing HIV transmission
    UNAIDS | 9 hours ago

    UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of Colombia to remove the section of the criminal code that criminalizes HIV and Hepatitis B transmission. Overly broad criminalization of HIV transmission is ineffective, discriminatory and does not support efforts to prevent new HIV infections.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    ‘Treat all’ led to more rapid HIV treatment uptake in Africa
    Avert | 9 hours ago

    New analysis reveals real-world impact of the national roll-out of ‘treat all’ guidelines on antiretroviral treatment uptake in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Tattoo parlours pose infection risk, warn health experts
    BBC News | 9 hours ago

    Shops offering tattoos and piercings pose an infection risk, and laws on who works in them should be tightened, say public health experts.

  • PrEP policies and guidelines
    Ireland: PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year | 9 hours ago

    THE PrEP HIV prevention programme will be implemented in 2019, Health Minister Simon Harris said today. “We want to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland. Increasing the availability of PrEP will help us to do so. This report not only confirms that PrEP can help to prevent HIV amongst those who are high risk, it also shows how a PrEP programme could save money,” said Harris.

  • PrEP programmes and uptake
    Ireland: HIV programme ‘will be undermined’ by lack of capacity
    Irish Times | 9 hours ago

    Thousands of people are being turned away from sexual health clinics across the Republic, which will undermine a programme for preventing HIV due to be introduced later this year, according to Fianna Fáil. The PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) HIV prevention programme is being implemented by the Government following advice from the State’s health watchdog that it would be safe and cost-effective.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    South Africa: SA 'Falling Short' On HIV Prevention Goals
    AllAfrica | 16 June 2019

    South Africa's struggle to meet its HIV treatment coverage goals, combined with strong evidence of reduced condom use, is key to the slow progress in achieving reduced HIV incidence, according to a new study released by the University of Cape Town (UCT) yesterday

  • The search for an HIV prevention vaccine
    The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV prevention
    The Conversation | 16 June 2019

    These trials are being conducted under the auspices of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. The network currently runs 49 clinical trial sites in nine countries with 18 ongoing trials, four of which are efficacy trials. Three trials are of particular interest as they have already been running since 2016 and are expected to close in late 2021.

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