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BHIVA 2019: First data on trans people accessing HIV care in England

There is a dearth of data on transgender and non-binary people receiving HIV care in the UK, but Public Health England (PHE) is beginning to redress this: 123 trans people…

Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care. Research, published in PLOS ONE, found many of the worries of…

A promising HIV drug poses a dilemma

If you live in a wealthy country, you have choices about your medical care. Let's say you're a young woman who is HIV-positive and find out there's a new treatment…

Thousands feared at risk after Mexico reforms HIV+ regime

MEXICO CITY - Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according…

“Dialogue” highlighted as way forward at closure of WHO Fair Pricing Forum

WHO said that it will launch a public online consultation involving governments, industry and civil society to try to come up with a broad consensus on what actually constitutes a…

TB LAM testing briefs

Two important tools for activists to use with donors and national TB programs in advocating for increased scale-up of the inexpensive, urine TB LAM test - an essential diagnostic test…

Parental consent is required in the majority of countries worldwide

While the intention of age of consent laws for medical services is often to protect children, in practice such laws do the opposite, by discouraging adolescents from accessing the services…

Providing care for trans women with HIV/AIDS in Peru

Peru's trans women remain a hard-to-reach population for the treatment of HIV/AIDS but the lack of access to care is, in part, due to widespread discrimination. Barbara Fraser reports from…

Venezuela crisis: UN urged to declare humanitarian emergency as health system collapses

The United Nations is being urged to declare a full-scale humanitarian emergency in Venezuela in the light of the “utter collapse” of its health system and widespread food shortages. A…

Armenia gets license to produce drugs for hepatitis C treatment

The Armenian Ministry of Health and the Gilead Science Ireland UC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Gilead will provide Armenia with a license to produce, pack and…

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