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Patients 'may need to stockpile own drugs if no-deal Brexit looms'

Patients should consider stockpiling their own drugs if it looks likely the UK will leave the EU with no deal, the pharmaceuticals industry has said, telling MPs that such a scenario could be “catastrophic” for medicine supplies and necessitate emergency powers.

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Treating Resistant HIV, Patient-Centered Care at HIV Glasgow

GLASGOW — People whose HIV cannot be suppressed with current treatments will be in the spotlight here at HIV Drug Therapy 2018.

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4 hours ago
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Uganda: Mother-to-child HIV infections drop by 86%

Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017, from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said.

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5 hours ago
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The Observer
Johnson & Johnson prices keep key TB medicines out of reach

As US pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) continues to charge high prices for its newer tuberculosis (TB) drug bedaquiline, people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) are forced to go without the best possible treatments, according to a new report—DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope—released today by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague. J&J should cut the price of bedaquiline in half so more lives can be saved, said the international medical humanitarian organization MSF.

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7 hours ago
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MSF
Viral suppression within three months of HIV diagnosis should be a policy target, NYC officials say

An undetectable viral load within three months of HIV diagnosis should be added as a target to the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy, public health officials from New

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16 hours ago
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Michael Carter
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

Published
22 October 2018
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New York Times
Drug resistance accumulates fast in people with low but detectable viral loads, Kenyan study finds

A study measuring HIV drug resistance at two timepoints in Kenyan patients on second-line, protease inhibitor-based regimens has found very high levels of drug resistance in people with

Published
22 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
PrEP: NHS 'must urgently offer' HIV breakthrough nationwide as study shows infections cut 25% in a year

'Unacceptable' that PrEP provision in England is capped when there are no limits in other UK nations, National Aids Trust chief says

Published
22 October 2018
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The Independent
Why integrating HIV with non-HIV services in Uganda won’t work

Several policies, including World Health Organisation guidelines, have outlined ways in which HIV services can be integrated into general health services. But, our research in Uganda shows that the country is not prepared for this integration. This is because general clinic staff don’t have specialist HIV knowledge, as well as the fact that sheer numbers of HIV clients will make it difficult.

Published
22 October 2018
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The Conversation
Thirty Years Later, AIDS Activists Who ‘Seized Control’ Discuss Their Legacy

The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health hosted “The 30th Anniversary of ‘Seize Control of the FDA’”, a fascinating reunion of the major players, on October 11, 2018.

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22 October 2018
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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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