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  • Complexity of health system is 'holding back progress' in HIV care

    While HIV care in England is among the best in the world, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 has created a complex and fragmented system for HIV care. Responsibility for delivering services is spread between NHS England, local NHS organisations and councils, which has made it harder for areas to make co-ordinated changes across HIV services.

    25 April 2017 | The King's Fund
  • Hepatitis drug patent application opposed

    A health advocacy group voiced its opposition Tuesday to a patent application for hepatitis C medicine, Sofosbuvir, filed with the Department of Intellectual Property's Patent Office, which the group said was unjustified. If approved, the drug patent would bar fair competition by precluding the development and distribution of generic versions of Sofosbuvir at lower prices, said a group of 30 activists led by the Aids Access Foundation and Thai Network of People Living with HIV/Aids.

    12 April 2017 | Bangkok Post
  • Ukraine’s Underground AIDS-Treatment Railroad

    For HIV-positive eastern Ukrainians, the struggle against Russian-backed separatists isn't just about dignity – it's about their right to stay alive.

    03 April 2017 | Pulitzer Center
  • Resisting the Coming Austerity: Medicaid in the Crosshairs

    Lingering Republican threats to the ACA and Medicaid do no favors for America’s working poor.

    01 April 2017 | TAG
  • HIV Activist Learning Modules: Engaging our Community in HIV Prevention Policy Advocacy

    In order to support the efforts of prevention advocates across the United States, Treatment Action Group has developed a series of modules to help support activists’ capacity needs and to develop advocacy action plans. The slides and handouts in each module focus on how to identify and change the governmental, organizational, and institutional policies that create roadblocks to comprehensive HIV prevention in our communities. The materials are useful for personal education or group discussion on HIV prevention and policy advocacy.

    29 March 2017 | TAG
  • Trumpcare Could Bring HIV Roaring Back

    The Republicans are hell-bent on pushing through their cruel replacement of Obamacare. Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes what could happen if they succeed.

    21 March 2017 | The Advocate
  • Understanding NHS financial pressures

    This report examines the impact of NHS financial pressures on patient care across four different parts of the health system, including genito-urinary medicine (GUM).

    14 March 2017 | The King's Fund
  • Trump's foreign aid proposal rattles global health advocates

    The Trump administration's proposal to cut foreign aid signals a substantial shift away from a US leadership role in global health—even if Congress tempers the policy.

    10 March 2017 | The Lancet (free registration required)
  • Will House Republican's Trump-Inspired AHCA 'Make HIV AIDS Again?'

    On March 6, House Republicans released the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to show how they propose to repeal and reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. Major groups such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Retired People (AARP) are not loving it, to say the least. And the reviews from the HIV community? Well, yeah, also not good.

    10 March 2017 | The Body
  • World's Largest AIDS Organization Just Flushed Millions Down the Toilet

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation poured $5.5 million into a Los Angeles ballot initiative that has little to do with HIV. After AHF's measure went down in flames Tuesday, the organization has some explaining to do.

    09 March 2017 | Advocate
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