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MSF calls for immediate implementation of quality HIV care in neglected communities

Durban, South Africa, July 19, 2016—Global HIV/AIDS leaders at the International AIDS Conference in Durban must develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to…

MSF report shows price of older HIV drugs decreasing, but salvage regimens are 18 times more expensive than first-line treatment

Trade agreements and pressure on India’s ‘pharmacy of the developing world’ pose major threats to access Durban, South Africa, 21 July 2016— The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières…

WHO updates patent status info for new hepatitis C medicines

The World Health Organization has issued updated information on the patent status of hepatitis C medicines, including assessments of hurdles for affordable generic versions of latest drugs. The reports were…

Market constraints and uncertainties may limit the scale-up of HIV self-testing

Manufacturers need positive signals from donors and governments Four different HIV self-test products are now manufactured and approved for sale in the US and Europe, with a further nine in…

Drug maker Gilead the target of activists’ ire at AIDS conference

DURBAN — Chants of "Gilead kills" and "Shame shame" filled the air of the exhibition hall at the 21st International AIDS Conference as activists protested against the price of Gilead…

Roche HIV Global Access Program expands to include next-generation automated platform solutions

High throughput cobas® systems help optimize workflow for resource-limited settings PLEASANTON, California, July 20, 201 -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the expansion to the Global Access…

Key barriers to women’s access to HIV treatment: Making ‘Fast-Track’ a reality

ATHENA Network, AVAC and Salamander Trust have worked with women living with HIV from around the world with support from UN Women to conduct a global treatment access review for…

AIDS conference: Will the UN High-Level Panel report deliver R&D and access to medicines?

DURBAN, South Africa, July 20 – The lessons derived from the history of AIDS treatment have become a rallying call for civil society organisations globally. Not being able to afford…

Industry report tracks innovation’s value to AIDS treatment in developing countries

A new report launched in time for this week’s AIDS conference in South Africa analyzes factors relating to access to HIV/AIDS treatments over the past 15 years. The analysis includes…

HIV and transgender people

The Journal of the International AIDS Society has launched a special issue entitled HIV epidemics among transgender populations: the importance of a trans-inclusive response. The supplement comprises original research articles,…