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Private Payers Deny Hepatitis C Drug Coverage to 52% of Members

Over half of private payer health plan beneficiaries were denied necessary hepatitis C drug coverage and prescriptions.

Published
14 June 2018
From
Health Payer Intelligence
How to Deal With Conflicts About Ex-Lovers, HIV, Trump and More

A provocative interview with author Sarah Schulman also reveals the most pressing issues facing gay people and the HIV community.

Published
13 June 2018
From
Poz
The End of AIDS: Far from Over

The tools exist. HIV/AIDS can be treated and contained. But in many communities, social, political and economic obstacles get in the way. There, the epidemic is far from over. PBS Newshour reports from Russian, Nigeria and Florida.

Published
12 June 2018
From
PBS NewsHour
Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is getting worse, not better

Almost anywhere in the world, an HIV-infected woman who has an uninfected partner and wants to have a baby would be first in line to receive ARVs. The challenges Katia faced in getting treatment amid Russia’s epidemic highlight the country’s faltering response, which critics have blasted as misguided, lackadaisical, and downright dismissive. Some federal health officials even question the term epidemic. “This is a very large and very serious epidemic, and certainly one of the few epidemics in the world that continues to get worse rather than get better,” says Vinay Saldanha, the Moscow-based regional director for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “This is a public health crisis.”

Published
12 June 2018
From
Science
In the face of a misguided response to HIV/AIDS in Russia, these bright stars are taking charge

In 2015, Pavel Lobkov, a news anchor on TV Rain, an independent station in Moscow, confronted a predicament unlike any he had faced in more than 2 decades working as a journalist. It was World AIDS Day, and he was slated to host a show. His guest was the head of the Federal Center for the Prevention and Control of the Spread of AIDS, Vadim Pokrovsky. For 12 years, Lobkov had been Pokrovsky’s patient.

Published
12 June 2018
From
Science
Conflict in Ukraine and a ticking bomb of HIV

Occupation by Russian forces in the east of Ukraine have created conditions that threaten HIV control in the region and further afield as people move to escape conflict.

Published
11 June 2018
From
The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
Price cut on medicine will help preserve the health of more people living with HIV

Unitaid and Indian drug manufacturer Cipla Ltd. struck a landmark agreement today that will lower the price of the first combination therapy (containing co-trimoxazole, isoniazid and vitamin B6) that prevents opportunistic infections in people living with HIV.

Published
11 June 2018
From
UNITAID
Switzerland: Black lists kill

Many patients have difficulty paying their health insurance premiums. Some cantons have therefore drawn up black lists. The listed patients will then only receive medical services that are classified as emergency measures. For the doctors this is an ethical dilemma, for an HIV patient in Graubünden it ended fatally - he died at the Chur Cantonal Hospital end of 2017. The therapy initiated after a long back and forth came too late, he could no longer be saved.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Positivrat Schweiz
Continuous Medicaid Coverage Essential for People Living With HIV

Implementing initiatives to maintain Medicaid enrollment and expedite re-enrollment and having alternate resources available during gap times may be important to ensure continuous antiretroviral therapy (ART) to optimize HIV outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Published
01 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
The US has an HIV epidemic – and its victims are gay black men

There is an epidemic of HIV/Aids in the United States, and the reason you may not have heard about it is because of who it harms: black men who have sex with other men. When I give lectures on Aids, I will often tell incredulous audiences early in my presentation that one in every two gay and bisexual men in the US are projected to become HIV positive in their lifetime. Later, I tell them that, more specifically, the Centers for Disease Control predicts one in every two black gay and bisexual men is projected to become HIV positive in his lifetime if current trends continue.

Published
30 May 2018
From
The Guardian
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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