HIV/AIDS

MSF criticises pharma for dragging feet on developing HIV drugs for children 1 December, 2018 is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, ahead of a Vatican City meeting on scaling up HIV diagnosis and treatment for children, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans...
Kasaye sits on his bed in the intensive care unit of the MSF health centre in Abdurafi, a bottle of soda and some cookies in his hands. He looks incredibly frail and the simple acts of drinking and eating seem to require immense effort. “This is the thirteenth time that I have come to MSF for kala...
Urgent need to scale up newer tools available today to save lives; and develop a fast, safe and simple cure for TB As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations tuberculosis (TB) Summit in New York this week, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders called on governments...
As the annual global HIV/AIDS conference gets underway in Amsterdam, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called out ViiV Healthcare—a division of US and UK pharmaceutical corporations Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline plus Japan’s Shionogi—for preventing children with HIV from getting child-appropriate...
Dr. Tor Deng is a general practitioner working for MSF in Abyei, a region with special administrative status between Sudan and South Sudan.
Global attention needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50% of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing clinical signs of failure. An unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS 1 -related diseases across sub-Saharan...
Trade agreements and pressure on India’s ‘pharmacy of the developing world’ pose major threats to access Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today released the 18th edition of its HIV drug pricing report, Untangling the Web of Antiretroviral Price Reductions, at the International AIDS Conference in...
So called “key populations” such as sex workers and men who have sex with men have both a higher risk of contracting HIV (*1) and a lower access to antiretroviral care due to stigma and discrimination as well as, in many instances, their illegal status and high mobility. New medications to prevent...
In the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula, more than 1,300 people living with HIV/AIDS are receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, around half of them in the capital, Sana’a.
The call by UNAIDS to "close the gap" around access to HIV services will not be met unless the delivery of antiretroviral treatment (ARV) is radically reshaped into community-led approaches that adapt to the realities of those living with HIV, warns Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders...
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