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Locals inform the strategies to fight HIV in their communities, activists propel evidence-based policy, and sex workers cite a failure to communicate . . .

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We’re reading about listening to people who know what they’re talking about Impact of Community Activism – With flat funding and rising need, the importance of spending every dollar committed to HIV responses effectively, and on evidence-based action has never been more critical. Direct involvement of affected populations is essential to determining where that isn’t […]

Campaign highlights patients’ right: “Be Healthy — Know your viral load”

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By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. UNAIDS, 2014, 90-90-90 It is the last stop, essential to the success of […]

WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day in Egypt, where HCV infection rates are high, as are prices to critical medicines

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It is a disease estimated to afflict more than 150 million people worldwide, infecting from three to four million more each year, and killing about 700,000. In Egypt, the World Health Organization estimates that 10 percent of people between 15 and 59 years old live with the disease. That’s hepatitis C alone. The combined impact […]

Hepatitis resolution passed by 67th World Health Assembly includes calls for increased access to new medicine, syringe exchange

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Committing the World Health Organization and member states of the United Nations to efforts to combat to hepatitis worldwide, the 67th World Health Assembly today passed a Hepatitis Resolution that includes calls to use legal flexibilities to lower prices of new effective medicines, and accelerate harm reduction programs for people who inject drugs. The resolution […]

Missing the target of orphans in Uganda, sex workers in Kenya, good practices based on human rights and realities, the Melbourne Declaration, confusing coverage strikes again, and more . . . we’re reading about missing pieces

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Each week we like to share with our readers what we’ve been reading, but we also like to hear from our readers about what they’re reading. Please let us know what you’re reading this week by sending an email to globalhealth@idsociety.org.  Missing the Target – In the 11th of its Missing the Target report series, […]

Access to treatments for MDR TB, hepatitis C, other health threats set to expand with UNITAID grants targeting market barriers

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The first new tuberculosis drug in more than 40 years, a treatment for hepatitis C currently priced in the United States at $84,000, and an early infant diagnostic test for HIV are among the breakthrough medicines and technologies the global health financing organization UNITAID is aiming to make available to people in low- and middle-income […]

New WHO guidelines for HIV treatment would begin to narrow care gap between rich and poor countries

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WHO: Comprehensive guidelines to start treatment earlier in illness and, for some, immediately, would make 26 million people eligible for medicine, avert 3 million deaths, prevent more than 3 million infections Calling for more widespread access to antiretroviral medicine worldwide in updated HIV treatment guidelines released Sunday, the World Health Organization acknowledged the changes will […]