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The Most Anti-Gay Corporate Policy in America Today

It’s time to end the anti-gay PrEP exclusion in America’s insurance industry. Some of the largest insurance companies in the nation exclude PrEP users who individually apply for life insurance, long-term care insurance or disability insurance.

Published
08 December 2017
From
GLAD
Could we safely reduce the frequency of treatments for HIV-positive people?

Most HIV-positive people in France under treatment take a daily dose of antiviral drugs for life. However, a major trial is currently underway that may confirm that patients could omit several days of treatment a week without risk to their health.

Published
08 December 2017
From
The Conversation
Philanthropic Funding for HIV/AIDS Reached Highest Level to Date in 2016 According to New Funders Concerned About AIDS’ Report

HIV/AIDS-related giving among private philanthropic organizations in 15 countries totaled approximately $680 million in 2016, representing a two percent increase ($16 million) from 2015, and the highest amount of disbursements to date. This year’s uptick was driven by significant increases from several of the top 20 funders — primarily ViiV Healthcare, Aidsfonds, and Elton John AIDS Foundation (US and UK) — and carried by a $41 million increase from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, representative of its normal yearly fluctuations. However, although the report highlights an increase in total funding, the overall trend shows significant decreases from the majority of funders.

Published
08 December 2017
From
Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA)
UK government defends 22% cut to global HIV prevention funds

Labour MP Roberta Blackman-Woods said: “Although the UK remains the second-largest donor to the global HIV response, it is concerning that total DFID funding for HIV/AIDS declined by 22% between 2012 and 2015."

Published
08 December 2017
From
Pink News
Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa

After tuberculosis, cryptococcal meningitis is the leading cause of death in HIV/AIDS patients in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Published
08 December 2017
From
Science Daily
Medical circumcision efforts gained ground against new HIV infections, but not enough

Focused efforts to protect men and boys from HIV led to more than 14.5 million medical circumcision procedures globally between 2008 and 2016, enough to avert an estimated half million infections by 2030, according to a report released today.

Published
07 December 2017
From
Science Speaks
Alere Detect Effective as Rapid HIV-2 Test

The Alere q HIV-1/2 Detect test (Alere) can differentiate between HIV-1 and HIV-2 in 100% of samples, according to a new study. The test is the only point-of-care nucleic acid test (NAT) currently able to detect HIV-2.

Published
07 December 2017
From
Infectious Disease Special Edition
Key Challenges Await an Aging HIV-infected Population

According to a new study, age-related health issues seem to affect people living with HIV infection (PLWH) in an accelerated or emphasized fashion due to comorbidities associated with HIV infection, however, it is unclear whether those comorbidities are the result of the infection, ART, or other socioeconomic and demographic factors.

Published
07 December 2017
From
MD Mag
People with HIV who are undiagnosed and those with detectable viral load less likely to use condoms, South African study finds

People with HIV who don't use condoms consistently are more likely to be unaware they are HIV-positive or to have a detectable viral load when

Published
07 December 2017
By
Michael Carter
Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes

Managing patients with HIV isn’t as simple as treating the disease. These patients have complex psychosocial and physical health histories, but supportive care and commitment contracts can lead to improved outcomes, according to new research.

Published
06 December 2017
From
ModernMedicine

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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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