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Investigation reveals how the NHS is impeding access to high-priced drugs

An investigation published by The BMJ today (July 27) reveals how the NHS is impeding access to high priced drugs for hepatitis C. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and…

Many hepatitis C patients do not have access to medicines in India, group says

Despite being the global leader of generic drug manufacturing, access to hepatitis C treatment in India remains out of reach for a large portion of the population, a civil society…

Study looks at comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention services for sex workers

A randomized trial of female sex workers in Zimbabwe, offering enhanced access to HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), has failed to show that the extra services helped reduce the…

Commitment on investment in access to essential medicines signed at UNCTAD14

NAIROBI, Kenya (IP-Watch) – A commitment signed this week to facilitate investment in Africa’s pharmaceutical industry is expected to boost the sector’s production and make available essential medicines for millions…

Preventable deaths of children with HIV

Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 150,000 children with HIV under 15 years…

South Africa: Produce HIV drugs locally, says Science Minister

Durban, July 21 – South Africa should advocate for the creation of local HIV drug manufacturing companies and stop depending on foreign pharmaceutical multinationals for these drugs, says Science and…

How an AIDS conference sidelined an at-risk population

As advocates, officials, and health care professionals gather in Durban, South Africa this week for the International AIDS Society’s AIDS2016 conference, another group of people have moved out—and not by…

HIV drug pricing protest interrupts PrEP session at AIDS 2016

Protesters against the high cost of antiretroviral drugs joined forces and marched together today (July 20), interrupting a  research presentation today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016). The…

Civil society calls on India to backtrack on policy threatening global HIV response

The International AIDS Society made a statement today (July 21) at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, voicing concerns about India’s recent policy which, according to the group,…

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…