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EPO upholds Gilead patent on hep C medicines, but in amended form

The European Patent Office (EPO) on 13 September ruled in favour of pharmaceutical company Gilead and maintained the company’s patent on hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir. The patent, however, is maintained…

Groups call for end to Gilead’s unwarranted hepatitis C drug monopoly in Europe

Gilead’s price gouging for sofosbuvir blocks millions of people from getting treatment NEW YORK/MUNICH/PARIS, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018—This week in Munich, the European Patent Office (EPO) will hear a legal challenge…

UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

GENEVA, 6September 2018 — UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual…

New confidential text shows draft deal on UN TB Declaration

A newly agreed draft text of the United Nations political declaration on tuberculosis was released to governments today, affirming the use of flexibilities in international trade rules on intellectual property,…

At 83, AIDS activist Larry Kramer isn’t done ripping into his foes in pharma, FDA, and NIH

Over the course of three decades, the name Larry Kramer has become synonymous with the gay rights movement, patient rights — and savage attacks on public officials and drug companies.…

UN TB negotiations: What is at stake?

With negotiations over the final language of a United Nations high level declaration on ending tuberculosis still ongoing, the stakes are high as different TB stakeholders await the outcome. The…

Kofi Annan’s AIDS legacy

By UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé A shining light of Africa has passed away. An African at heart, but a global citizen, Kofi Annan symbolized the best of humanity. He…

ITPC: Our #AIDS 2018 highlights

Check out highlights compiled by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) on how communities left a mark in Amsterdam.

AIDS 2018: Defending the rights of people living with HIV at community level in the Russian Federation

Maria Godlevskaya, a courageous community activist living with HIV from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, was the only Russian language speaker at the opening of the 22nd International…

Outcome document of the United Nations meeting on TB at risk. Germany must not give in to pressure from the US government under Trump!

Berlin, 27.07.2018 -- On 26 September, the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis will take place at the United Nations. During this meeting, the gathered  international community will determine the…