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26 APRIL 2019 VOLUME 20 ISSUE 16

Media Coverage

  • Rose Capeding, former head of the dengue department of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Manila, has been indicted in a series of criminal cases over the failed introduction in the Philippines of Dengvaxia, a vaccine against dengue that was yanked from the market in 2017 because of safety issues. In February, a panel of prosecutors concluded that there is probable cause to indict Capeding and 19 others for "reckless imprudence resulting [in] homicide," because of their role in the vaccine's approval and rollout.

    April 26, 2019
    General
    Science
  • Phillip "Terry" Ragon and his wife, Susan Ragon, are donating $200 million to Mass. General to permanently endow a vaccine research center headed by Dr. Bruce Walker.

    April 25, 2019
    Boston Globe
  • National Aids Control Council (NACC) has sounded the alarm over increasing HIV infections among youth aged between 18 and 24.

    April 24, 2019
    General
    Standard Media
  • With the Health Ministry’s data showing that housewives are the group most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, a female reproductive health forum has said that educating women on reproductive health rights and fighting the stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are key to prevention.

    April 24, 2019
    General
    Jakarta Post
  • A few months ago, doctors at Temple Health’s Episcopal Hospital in Kensington started hearing a new request from patients coming into their emergency department: They were asking for pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

    April 24, 2019
    Philadelphia Tribune
  • The Department of Justice has launched a review of a government patent for use of a drug that prevents HIV infection, according to a retired Centers for Disease Control scientist who was among scientists who spoke with a department lawyer last week.

    April 24, 2019
    Washington Post
  • SOME 780 000 young women and girls are living positively with HIV in the country while an estimated 460 female adolescents get infected with the pandemic every day in the eastern and southern Africa regions, a UNAIDS report recently indicated.

    April 24, 2019
    General
    NewsDay
  • Members of the public advocating for the wellbeing of people living with HIV/AIDS have started up an HIV/AIDS fund aimed at raising money for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The Ugandans under their umbrella group One Dollar Initiative (ODI) have set a target of $1b (Sh3.7b) to be collected in a space of five years.

    April 23, 2019
    General
    New Vision
  • Thiry five years ago the US government announced a scientist had found the cause of the devastating AIDS virus.

    April 23, 2019
    General
    Mirror
  • There is a dearth of data on transgender and non-binary people receiving HIV care in the UK, but Public Health England (PHE) is beginning to redress this: 123 trans people were recorded as accessing HIV care in England in 2017.

    April 23, 2019
    General
    aidsmap
  • The Irish government has confirmed today that they will be implementing a new national PrEP programme this year.

    April 23, 2019
    Pink News
  • Malawi has become the first country in the world to launch a landmark malaria vaccine in what the World Health Organization is hailing as a historic moment in the fight against the disease.

    April 23, 2019
    General
    Telegraph
  • People with a chronic illness who need to buy brand-name drugs may be able to save money on their meds thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal health agency issued a regulation that bans what are called co-pay accumulators from applying to brand-name drugs for which a generic version is unavailable.

    April 23, 2019
    General
    POZ
  • In all the myths he tackled, the policies he questioned, the etiquette he ignored, and through the progress he promoted that brought him closer to the day he could envision his grandchildren living in a world free from HIV, his message remained consistent. Whatever stands in the way of honest communication, he told us, stands in the way of health.

    April 23, 2019
    General
    Science Speaks
  • President Trump declared at the 2019 State of the Union that his administration was starting an initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. However, these bold words have not been proceeded by similarly bold action. Over 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV — 270,000 of those people are women, and African American women are disproportionately affected. In the United States black women account for 59 percent of all women living with HIV.

    April 22, 2019
    General
    The Hill
  • The students have survived watching their teacher demonstrate how to put a condom on a “wooden penis model.” They’ve been assigned homework to find examples of contraception use in sex scenes in movies or TV shows. But before they go, they have one final lesson, one last barrier method for their teacher to sheepishly explain: the dental dam, a latex sheet used as a barrier during oral sex.

    April 21, 2019
    General
    Atlantic

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