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HIV and TB treatment at risk as countries gradually lose Global Fund support

-- Low- and middle-income countries receive donor support for HIV and TB drugs from the Global Fund, but are gradually losing this support -- Global Fund policies on countries that…

14 Patient Organisations Call for Meaningful Involvement in European Cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Today, 14 European patient organisations & federations have launched a statement calling on European institutions to adopt appropriate measures to fully incorporate meaningful involvement of patients in EU cooperation on…

HIV activists take to the stage at ‘Research 4 Prevention’ opening to demand continued funding of wider prevention research agenda

October 23, 2018: Activists and public health professionals took to the stage during the opening plenary of the Research for HIV Prevention (HIVR4P) conference yesterday to challenge U.S. government research…

MSF warns high prices of TB drugs restrict people’s access to best drug-resistant TB treatment

Calls on US pharma corporation Johnson & Johnson to cut key TB drug price in half The Hague, 23 October 2018 — People with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) continue to be…

No Prevention, No End – AVAC launches new report and call to action

October 18, 2018: Today AVAC released No Prevention, No End, our 2018 annual report on the state of the field. Starting from the title—which humbly borrows the cadence of the…

Defending opioid substitution therapy services in Kazakhstan

To defend her access to life-saving opioid substitution therapy, Marzhan Zhunusova overcame her fear of flying and, for the first time, took a flight to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.…

Mark Josef Rapa: HIV does not discriminate

I refer to the reply by the Equality Ministry ‘LGBTIQ action plan’ (September 20) to my comments in ‘HIV treatment in Malta archaic, activist warns’. In its reply, the government…

LGBTQ History Month: The early days of America’s AIDS crisis

From Reagan’s press secretary laughing about the AIDS crisis to the activist group ACT UP shutting down the FDA, this story looks back at the early days of the epidemic.…

HIV Travel: The Global Database on HIV-specific Travel and Residence restrictions is updated

The Global Database on HIV-specific Travel & Residence Restrictions, a useful online tool regarding the cross-border mobility of people living with HIV/AIDS, was recently updated. This is a joint collaboration…

Highlights from the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

  The first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB took place on 26 September 2018! This week’s edition of the TB Online Weekly Newsletter features highlights from the HLM, including statements…

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