HIV/AIDS

Following months of intense conflict, an increasingly alarming humanitarian situation is unfolding in eastern Ukraine, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. Hospitals have been shelled, tens of thousands of people are displaced from their homes, and thousands of casualties have been reported. "The...
Reduction in pricing still needed to ensure wider access to treatment During the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced that for the first time in Myanmar, patients have begun receiving oral treatment for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis...
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Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is on the rise in Southern Africa, fueled on the one hand by high HIV prevalence, and on the other by its highly contagious nature. The disease reaches deep into rural Zimbabwe where MSF runs a DR-TB project. Steps need to be taken urgently to curb transmission...
Visit “See What We See” multimedia website The fight against HIV/AIDS has been hailed as one of the most successful public health projects in human history, but teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) see the revolution as unfulfilled for millions of people excluded from treatment. MSF launches a...
More steps need to be taken to secure access to one-pill-once-a-day HIV treatment The recent invalidation by China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of one of the patents on tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an essential medicine to treat HIV and hepatitis B, is a welcome step to...
As the US Food and Drug Administration approved the new HIV drug dolutegravir on 13 Aug, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) questioned when people in developing countries would be able to access this promising new drug. Studies have shown dolutegravir, a drug from the potent new integrase inhibitor...
MSF pricing analysis also extends to HIV diagnostic and monitoring tools The price of first- and second-line antiretrovirals (ARVs) to treat HIV are falling because of increased competition among generic producers, but newer ARVs continue to be priced astronomically high, according to the annual...
Everyday, 600 children and 4,000 adults die of a treatable and manageable disease. After decades of struggle against HIV/AIDS there is still an urgent need to do more to stop people dying needlessly. Despite available and mostly affordable drugs, tools and models of care that work, is it acceptable...
This year the World AIDS Day theme remains the same as that of 2011, "Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths". And the same, big question hangs over it: “Is this too ambitious?” The latest UNAIDS report [1] gives encouraging news that a 50% reduction...
South Sudan: a humanitarian crisis Uganda: Escaping conflict in Kivu Democratic Republic of Congo: Malaria outbreak Burkina Faso: malnutrition decrease Zimbabwe: HIV : from Washington to Harare
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