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Avoiding Dolutegravir in Young Women With HIV: Time for a Rethink?

Total deaths for women with HIV and their children are projected to be lower with dolutegravir-based (Tivicay) antiretroviral therapy (ART) versus efavirenz-based (Sustiva) ART, a model-based analysis found.

05 April 2019
MedPage Today
EACS Standard of Care meeting report – Tackling HIV and co-infections in Europe: towards common standards

This is the full report from the EACS Standard of Care Meeting. It can also be read in three separate sections here.Eastern Europe continues to have

29 March 2019
Gus Cairns
Interview With Charles Gore, Medicines Patent Pool Executive Director

Charles Gore took over the role of Executive Director at the Medicines Patent Pool in July 2018, just after its board decided to greatly expand its mandate into essential medicines. Nine months into his term, IP-Watch’s William New talked with him about his role and how the expansion is going.

24 March 2019
Intellectual Property Watch
New UN guidelines to mainstream human rights in the global drugs debate

In early March, the Chief Executives Board of the United Nations, representing 31 UN agencies – including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – adopted a common position on drug policy. Among the actions agreed is was a commitment to “support the development and implementation of policies that put people, health and human rights at the centre … and to promote a rebalancing of drug policies and interventions towards public health approaches”.

19 March 2019
The Conversation
Trump Budget Proposes Largest Ever Cuts to Global HIV Programs

Just one month ago, President Trump promised during the State of the Union Address to defeat HIV in the U.S. and beyond. But the president’s budget proposal to Congress today—which threatens to gut life-saving HIV treatment and prevention programs—unmasks his lies. If implemented, Trump’s proposal would wipe out years of progress in the effort to end the AIDS pandemic.

14 March 2019
Health GAP
TAG statement on the President’s FY 2020 budget proposal

Treatment Action Group (TAG) opposes the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal, which makes a mockery of the administration’s purported strategy to end AIDS in the United States over the next decade. TAG welcomes additional investments in HIV prevention and treatment towards eliminating HIV in the U.S. However, the federal budget’s defunding equally important areas across domestic and global health programs, social services, and research raises tremendous doubt about the administration’s commitment to end HIV. We are also concerned about the fate of related epidemics such as hepatitis C (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB).

14 March 2019
Trump’s Budget Offers $291M To Fight HIV In U.S. But Trims Overseas Efforts

The Trump administration took another step toward fulfilling its goal of ending the HIV epidemic in the United States Monday by requesting $291 million for its initiative in the White House’s annual budget. But within the budget, the administration also proposed actions that could undermine efforts to control the virus’s spread, HIV experts and advocates said, including carving out funds from programs that aim to eradicate HIV in other parts of the world.

12 March 2019
Kaiser Health News
HIV charity unveils new name and logo

International HIV/AIDS Alliance has unveiled its rebrand with a new name, Frontline Aids, and new logo. The charity said that the move comes as part of wider strategy changes to try to boost funding, social change and political awareness of Aids.

28 February 2019
Civil Society Media
China's strength in health sector important for Africa: Global Fund chief

Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Sunday hailed the organization's health cooperation with China. Speaking to Xinhua in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the 32nd African Union summit, Sands said the fund has been working with the Chinese government in the treatment and prevention of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

12 February 2019
‘Gag rule’ threatens to restrict women’s access to a highly effective HIV therapy

As we wait for more evidence about the safety of dolutegravir during pregnancy, the solution is simple: ensure that women living with HIV have access to contraception so they can benefit from this medication. But that has become an often-insurmountable problem due to the global gag rule.

11 February 2019

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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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