As the LGBT population moves into its full and equal place in public life, many people are asking an old question with new urgency: just how many LGBT Americans are there? After centuries in the shadows, many experts believe that we need a full accounting of the nation’s LGBT population and how they live for legal, economic and health reasons. Now, for the first time, a group of experts from 21 federal agencies are working on a project to figure out how to do just that. The results could pave the way for first-ever surveys of America’s sexual orientations and gender identities and influence everything from local laws to military policy to health care.
27 March 2017 | Time
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is deeply disappointed with the outcome of the Political Declaration “On the Fast-Track to End the AIDS epidemic” adopted yesterday (8 June 2016) by the United Nation (UN) Assembly at the High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS.
10 June 2016 | EATG
The Fund, which was announced during the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, will support innovative, tailored, community-led approaches to address critical issues and gaps that exist for key populations in the HIV/AIDS response.
10 June 2016 | PEPFAR
The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) has released an advocacy brief aimed at stakeholders who are involved in the 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.
08 June 2016 | Global Fund Observer
South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.
14 March 2016 | Health-e
Unless you watch Comic Relief or own Team America on DVD, chances are HIV doesn’t cross your mind that often. Yet rising rates of young gay men across the country are being diagnosed every year with the chronic illness. HIV may no longer be the death sentence it once was – nonetheless, it dramatically changes the lives of those who contract it.
01 April 2015 | The Tab
AbbVie has issued its guidance for 2015, and that guidance suggests that its newly launched hepatitis C drug cocktail, Viekira Pak, could be a big driver of earnings growth this year. In December, Viekira Pak received FDA approval as a treatment for hepatitis C genotype 1 after delivering compelling functional cure rates in the mid-90% range during clinical trials. That approval was highly anticipated by health care payers desperate for competition in this market, because hepatitis C market share leader Gilead Sciences' two hepatitis C drugs, Sovaldi and Harvoni, carry eye-popping price tags that are translating into billions of additional dollars in health care spending.
15 January 2015 | The Motley Fool
From a free gay London gay scene magazine: a methamphetamine/mephedrone sx-party user talks frankly about his highs, lows and health worries.
12 September 2013 | David Stuart
The number of people living with the virus in the country continues to rise, with 704,000 cases of HIV infection registered by the Federal AIDS Prevention and Treatment Center as of November 2012.
28 August 2013 | Russia & India Report
Bertrand Audoin, executive director of the International AIDS Society, says: "It is crucial that pressure be stepped up on governments that, through punitive laws, continue to make the daily lives of homosexuals a nightmare. But even greater pressure can be exerted if we acknowledge that this deprivation of human rights goes beyond mere civil liberties: It is bad public health."
20 August 2013 | New York Times