Daily Archives: July 20, 2016

AIDS 2016: Plenary talk proposes $90, $90, $90 as cost of HIV and viral hepatitis drugs

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DURBAN, South Africa – Today’s plenary session today saw a new 90-90-90 goal set in a talk on tuberculosis and viral hepatitis today: $90 for HIV treatment, $90 for hepatitis B treatment and $90 for hepatitis C cure. Dr.Anton Pozniak, the director of HIV services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust in London, issued the challenge. The hepatitis […]

AIDS 2016: Fund decline, incidence rise present clear, current threats to HIV services, research, “ending AIDS,” response watchers say

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DURBAN, South Africa – Global funding for HIV responses has declined in real numbers and in impact potential for the first time in five years, researchers and advocates told reporters here Tuesday, injecting reality into an ambition focused conference. The 13 percent drop in international donor funding from 2014 to 2015 means less money to support effective responses […]

AIDS 2016: Opening talks celebrate early pivotal action, and those who carry on

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“AIDS exposes us in all our human vulnerabilities . . .” Justice Edwin Cameron, July 19, 2016 DURBAN, South Africa – Justice Edwin Cameron concluded his talk at the first morning session of this conference with an invitation to sex workers in the audience to take over the stage. Dr. Sunil Sunhas Solomon concluded his with a pledge to carry on the […]