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New HIV infections stall, even increase in some regions

HIV and Hepatitis analyses various sources, especially a report in the August edition of The Lancet to conclude that the global drop in the number of new HIV infections, observed…

Andrey Rylkov Foundation being labeled by the Russian Government as a Foreign Agent

By the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice regarding its inclusion in to the list of the organizations carrying out functions of a foreign agent. Citizens, keep alert…

EUPATI Public Consultation – You should participate

The European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) is launching a public consultation in order to review guidance for patient involvement in the medicines Research and Development process. The guidance…

It’s time for NHS England to ‘do the right thing’ and fund PrEP for HIV prevention

Delays by NHS England will cost lives, argue public health experts It is time for NHS England to "do the right thing" and fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention,…

On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response

26 June 2016 – Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,”…

UNODC launches World drug report 2016

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has launched its annual World drug report, which shows that the number of people worldwide described as dependent on drugs increased…

UK: Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one The UK’s two leading public…

UN development agency issues guidelines for pharmaceutical patent examiners

A new set of guidelines for pharmaceutical patent examination has been published by the United Nations Development Programme that seek to help reduce poor quality patents and ensure efficient market…

Durex condoms withdrawn in Russia

British producer Reckitt Benckiser told to size up its paperwork and try again as product covering a quarter of country’s market lacks proper registration Russia has banned the widely popular…

HIV i-Base: May/June 2016 issue of HIV Treatment Bulletin now online

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced every two months. HTB reviews the most important advances in the clinical management of HIV and access to treatment. The online version…