Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

Breaking News: House committee approves 2013 funding for PEPFAR, Global Fund, global TB

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The House Appropriations Committee voted on its fiscal year (FY) 2013 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill Wednesday and released a report that clarifies its funding intentions for key global health programs.  The bill includes $5.542 billion for global AIDS funding through the State Department, and the report specifies $4.243 billion to support the U.S. […]

FDA advisory committee recommends approval of over-the-counter, at-home HIV test

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The following is a guest blog post by HIV Medicine Association Policy Officer, Kimberly Crump.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) 17-member Blood Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommended FDA approval of OraSure Technologies’ over-the-counter, in-home HIV test Tuesday. After a full day of presentations…