Papua New Guinea is running out of vital HIV drugs and people could die

Papua New Guinea is running out of vital HIV drugs and people could die

HIV-positive Papua New Guineans could die if the country’s dwindling antiretroviral drugs supply is not replenished soon, advocacy groups have warned. The Oceanic nation is eating into its ‘buffer’ supply of the HIV medicine after the government slashed the budget for the treatment, reported ABC News.  “We’re talking about quite a serious situation … where we are […]

New shingles vaccine shines as currency hits GSK earnings

New shingles vaccine shines as currency hits GSK earnings

LONDON (Reuters) – Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) reported a 2 percent fall in both sales and earnings in the first quarter on Wednesday as a stronger pound offset a promising start for its new shingles vaccine Shingrix. FILE PHOTO: The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) logo is seen on top of GSK Asia House in Singapore, March 21, 2018. […]

Some Chinese HIV/AIDS patients give up free medication to buy drugs from overseas

○ Chinese HIV-positive patients turn to Thailand and India for self-paid drugs, cheaper prices and privacy protection ○ Some medicines in Thailand are limited for purchase as the demand from China increases ○ New boom for foreign medicine reflects defects in AIDS treatment back in China An HIV-carrier and his medicine Photo: VCG Cheng Shuaishuai […]

NAC Brings in Drugs for HIV Treatment

NAC Brings in Drugs for HIV Treatment

NAC executives, others discuss way forward on the provision of AVRs to health facilities The National Aids Commission (NAC) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Program (STDCP) have called on all persons living with HIV/AIDS to stop worrying over the shortage of anti-retro viral (ARV) drugs in the country. The announcement was made at a joint […]

HIV drug shortage may put people's lives at risk in Papua New Guinea

HIV drug shortage may put people's lives at risk in Papua New Guinea

HIV drugs are about to run out in Papua New Guinea. | Photo: Terrence Higgins Trust | Facebook Stocks of anti-retroviral drugs to treat people living with HIV are at a critical shortage in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean has the ‘highest incidence and prevalence of HIV in the […]

Govt, experts dismiss HIV cure claims

Govt, experts dismiss HIV cure claims

  Thandeka MoyoHealth ReporterGOVERNMENT has dismissed claims that a Gweru faith-based healer is curing people of HIV, adding that people who stop taking medication are at risk of developing drug resistant viruses which are impossible to treat. Dr Gerald Gwinji Recently, there have been false reports that a Malawian prophet reportedly “cured” a Gweru woman […]

Out of patience! A reflection on the long fight against HIV/AIDS

Out of patience! A reflection on the long fight against HIV/AIDS

April first was a great day for the prevention of HIV in Australia. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) became available through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), slashing the cost of accessing this life-saving drug. This breakthrough came after a long wait and, like the listing of so many essential medications, was the result of passionate advocacy by […]

Minnesota health officials report increase in STDs since 2016

Minnesota health officials report increase in STDs since 2016

(KMSP) – Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and hepatitis cases have increased across Minnesota since 2016, health officials reported. The Minnesota Department of Health’s annual sexually transmitted disease, HIV and hepatitis surveillance report shows a continued rise in STDs in 2017 compared to 2016. The new report shows a 10 percent increase in new syphilis cases […]