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South Africa: Council Fails to Deliver Best ARV Combos

South Africa's Medicines Control Council (MCC) refused to fast track critical fixed dose combination (FDC) antiretrovirals for inclusion in the country's massive antiretroviral tender outcome announced in December, several sources have confirmed.

Published
02 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
Zimbabwe: Child Infection Forecasts High

About 14 000 out of the 47 000 children born to HIV positive mothers in Zimbabwe this year will be infected because of gaps in the health delivery system, the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Henry Madzorera has said.

Published
31 January 2011
From
All Africa
Agema bill would virtually eliminate Michigan HIV funding

Interviews and budget documents provided to Michigan Messenger show that a proposal by a Republican lawmaker to eliminate a dedicated health fund in Michigan’s budget would, contrary to his public proclamations, effectively gut HIV programs in the state.

Published
24 January 2011
From
Michigan Messenger
United States: AHF Offers Alternatives To Rationing AIDS Drugs

In anticipation of an additional round of cuts to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to be implemented in the next few months, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today proposed three possible funding solutions to the current ADAP crisis.

Published
24 January 2011
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
SOUTH AFRICA: How Better ARV Prices Were Won

South Africa’s recently-awarded tender for antiretroviral drugs halved drug costs for the world’s largest ARV programme. Driven by a better-prepared and more aggressive government, the deal may stand up to criticism better than initially thought.

Published
21 January 2011
From
Inter Press Service
Poor countries with IMF loans 'divert aid from public health'

Oxford University-led research finds signs that tough loan conditions imposed by IMF has led to health aid being diverted for other uses.

Published
21 January 2011
From
The Guardian
Canada: Federal HIV/AIDS funding falls short

The Conservative government in Ottawa continues to shortchange frontline Canadian HIV/AIDS service organizations, according to numbers released to the Commons Health Committee by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Published
20 January 2011
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Xtra
Florida: Funding gap threatens AIDS drug help

HIV/AIDS patients who can't afford their drugs could go without them if funding runs out in February. But major manufacturers say they may supply the drugs to tide them over.

Published
20 January 2011
From
Miami Herald
GOP lawmaker wants to end HIV prevention funding in Michigan

A bill submitted by MIchigan state Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) that would eliminate state funding for HIV prevention and other important health initiatives, is raising alarms in the state's public health community.

Published
18 January 2011
From
American Independent
Larry Brown: Setting back fight against AIDS

Some politicians just aren't heeding all the pleas for civility in politics. Or even sanity in politics. Like state Rep. Larry Brown of Kernersville, who last week said that the government shouldn't spend money to treat HIV among adults "living in perverted lifestyles."

Published
17 January 2011
From
Charlotte Observer

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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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