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  • FDA Approves Generic Truvada for HIV Treatment and PrEP

    In a move that has taken HIV advocates by surprise and stewed considerable confusion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a generic formulation of Gilead Sciences’ blockbuster antiretroviral (ARV) Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine). This decision could have major implications for the future cost of Truvada, to insurers and consumers alike.

    10 June 2017 | Poz
  • PrEP Stymied in Europe: What's the hold up?

    Europe is the birthplace of the smallpox vaccine and the Renaissance, among other treasures. So why can’t this continent that has brought forth such cornerstones of public health and flourishing civilization deliver oral PrEP—a mere pill a day to prevent HIV, which already exists and is being successfully implemented in several countries, including Brazil, Kenya, South Africa and the US?

    08 June 2017 | AVAC
  • On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

    According to the United Nations' UNAIDS program, Russia had the third-highest number of new HIV infections globally in 2015, behind South Africa and Nigeria.

    07 June 2017 | CNN
  • Swiss bend rules to provide patients with affordable treatment

    For a rich country that is a global hub for pharma companies, Switzerland is going to extraordinary lengths to avoid Hepatitis C patients having to pay for pricey drugs.

    05 June 2017 | Swissinfo
  • E. Ukraine Conflict Impacts War Against HIV

    Like its neighbor Russia, Ukraine is currently struggling against epidemics of dangerous contagious diseases, such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

    05 June 2017 | Voice of America
  • Here’s why I’m afraid—for the very first time in eight years of living with HIV

    For the first time in eight years of living with HIV, I’m afraid. That fear has very little to do with my infection, precisely. Over the years, I’ve realized how precariously my health is balanced on the access I have to affordable health care.

    23 May 2017 | BETA blog
  • Liberia Way Behind in HIV Response, Kicks-off 'Catch-up' Plan

    UNAIDS' new Country Director, Ms. Miriam Chipimo, says she looks forward to contributing to the response of HIV prevalence in Liberia. Ms. Chipimo stated: “We haven’t reached most of the people around the country for testing; we have only reached 26 percent of those who are positive with the virus.” She also indicated that of the estimated 40,000 persons living with the virus throughout the country, 6,000 of them need treatment.

    18 May 2017 | Liberian Daily Observer
  • Costs for generic hepatitis C drugs available in India would be paid back in 5 to 10 years

    Use of the generic versions of directly-acting antiviral drugs that are available in India to treat hepatitis C virus infection is not only cost effective but actually saves lifetime costs for treating infected patients in that country.

    18 May 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • United States: A GOP Health Care Plan May Ruin Our Best Chance At Ending HIV And AIDS

    Though it’s unclear how (or if) the ACA will be repealed, the plan passed by the House this month would certainly lead to fewer insured Americans and, by extension, fewer patients able to afford PrEP.

    17 May 2017 | Huffington Post
  • HIV Community Leaders Denounce Passage of American Health Care Act By U.S. House of Representatives

    On Thursday, May 4, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a narrow vote. People living with HIV face distinct risks of life-threatening loss of health care if the AHCA is ultimately signed into law.

    05 May 2017 | The Body
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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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