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CNN: Wafaa El-Sadr among “immigrants who helped make America great”

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, founder and global director of ICAP at Columbia University, was featured among nine "immigrants who helped make America great" as part of CNN's "Champions for Change" series.

Published
22 June 2018
From
ICAP
Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care: study

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across Canada.

Published
22 June 2018
From
Globe & Mail
Adults at High Risk for HIV Not Testing as Often as Recommended

Only about 60% of U.S. adults with recent HIV-related risk behaviors were ever tested for the virus, and those high-risk individuals who have been tested are not getting tested as frequently as recommended, researchers found.

Published
22 June 2018
From
MedPage Today
What’s the fuss about a functional cure?

A recent study from researchers in Hong Kong has got the world’s media talking about a functional cure for HIV. A quick search for the terms ‘HIV, functional cure, Hong Kong’ yields a long list of articles and videos from around the world. Twitter has also been going crazy. Read on to find out what the researchers did, what they found, and more importantly, what this means for people living with HIV.

Published
22 June 2018
From
HIV Cure
HIV+ people will no longer have to declare status on new travel insurance policy

A British insurance company says those with an undetectable viral load shouldn’t have to list HIV as a pre-existing medical condition.

Published
22 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Glaxo Venture's Lofty Goal in HIV: Eclipse Gilead as Top Player

GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s HIV venture wants to use less burdensome forms of treatment to unseat rival Gilead Sciences Inc. and become the top player in the $26 billion-a-year market in the mid-2020s.

Published
21 June 2018
From
Bloomberg
Implants for Delivery of Antiretroviral Drugs for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Long-acting implants for PrEP are currently under development and mimic many aspects of contraceptive implants currently on the market (eg, Nexplanon and Jadelle). The PrEP implants are designed for placement under the skin, where the device resides and releases the ARV drug at a controlled rate over time.

Published
21 June 2018
From
Contagion Live
Loss of lay counsellors leads to fall in HIV testing in KwaZulu-Natal

The withdrawal of lay counsellors from primary health clinics in KwaZulu-Natal led to a sharp fall in the number of people taking an HIV test

Published
21 June 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
New Zealand sees drop in people diagnosed with HIV

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand has significantly dropped, according to the AIDS Epidemiology Group of Otago University. It has been the first time the number has decreased since 2011. Last year, 197 people were diagnosed, a drop of 46 compared to 2016 when 243 people were diagnosed with HIV. Dr Sue McAllister said despite the drop being encouraging, it was too early to determine whether the decline would be maintained.

Published
20 June 2018
From
1 News Now
Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

A federal jury in Boston on Monday awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who alleged that two of his former physicians failed to test him for HIV despite risk factors that made him more vulnerable to contracting the disease.

Published
20 June 2018
From
The Boston Globe
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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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