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Sweden the first country to achieve UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 target

Sweden has become the first country to achieve the UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 target, research published in HIV Medicine shows. At the end of 2015, 90% of HIV cases in Sweden were…

Advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights of young women at risk of HIV

Current approaches to HIV prevention typically target people who are identified as, or self-identify, with being at risk. In Africa, 74% of new HIV infections are among adolescent girls aged…

Study finds barriers to accessing HIV prevention pill

APLA Health, in partnership with the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) of the University of California, today (Sept. 12) released a new report on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) titled “Addressing PrEP…

PEPFAR and AstraZeneca launch partnership across HIV and hypertension services in Africa

Announced in the lead-up to the U.N. General Assembly, $10 million joint investment supports Sustainable Development Goal 3 Washington, D.C., September 8, 2016 – The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS…

NICE: More options to be made available to treat hepatitis C

Another ‘potential curative’ drug for people with chronic hepatitis C will be made available on the NHS. New draft guidance published today (September 9) from NICE recommends elbasvir-grazoprevir - one…

WHO HIV guidelines adopted last where they would make the biggest difference, study finds

Analysis of national policies also notes that implementation lag also leads to missed prevention and life-saving opportunities When the World Health Organization issued an early update to its HIV treatment…

Hepatitis C: the path towards effective universal therapy

The worldwide burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health concern. New direct antiviral agents (DAAs) have revolutionised the management of HCV infection, with eradication rates…

Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at…

Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting

Despite a growing HIV epidemic in Russia, groups working to prevent the spread of the virus are worried they will be blacklisted for taking foreign funding. So far four organisations…

Doctors Without Borders urges Gilead to rethink its hepatitis C strategy in Ukraine

The latest battle over access to medicines is taking place in Ukraine, where Doctors Without Borders is urging Gilead Sciences to drop a court action that, if successful, would prevent…