In addition to evaluating new drug applications, the FDA also inspects drug manufacturing facilities.
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As the government’s oldest consumer protection agency, the FDA has long butted up against drugmakers, activists and politicians. But undermining its work could be harmful to patient health and safety.
The ABC mini-series, In Our Blood, offers a fictionalised account of Australia’s response to AIDS – but more can be done to remember lesbians’ immense contribution to AIDS activist movements.
Activist and theatre director Nancy Diuguid, left, with partner and film-maker Melanie Chait.
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On at Cape Town Pride, Melanie Chait’s documentary is about her life partner Nancy Diuguid.
We need a combination of new approaches to reduce age disparate sex. And we need new technologies to protect young women.
Addressing the noncommunicable disease pandemic can also mitigate challenges facing people living with HIV and complement efforts against TB.
Provinces like British Columbia have reduced infection rates thanks to successful treatment and prevention measures.
Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day. Canada has the tools and means to end the epidemic. The question remains, are we up to the task?
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Some vulnerable populations may have fallen through the cracks despite efforts to improve access to HIV services during the pandemic in Nigeria.
The omission of growing evidence that Māori, and Māori women in particular, have worse health outcomes after HIV infection could derail New Zealand’s elimination plans and exacerbate disparities.
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One of the first contemporary personal narratives about living with HIV in the 21st century, Fever urgently interrogates the social meanings of HIV, and how they’ve evolved in the era of treatment.
The headstone of Father Damien, a Catholic saint who was canonized in 2009.
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Father Damien’s legacy has inspired health providers and humanitarians for over a century.
People receiving medical treatment at the entrance hall of Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia.
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Unless special attention is given to conflict and HIV the war will undermine the achievement of the 2030 goals to end AIDS, discrimination, and new infections.
Rapid HIV test.
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The drug pembrolizumab reveals where latent HIV is hiding.
We need a new script about women and HIV.
Can a film’s artful telling of experiences of stigma and HIV, using dance, help promote empathy and compassion?
When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black.
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Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
Little information is available to college students on stopping the spread of COVID-19 within an intimate relationship.
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Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima.
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Greater urgency is needed in the response to pandemics, to end AIDS and to end COVID-19.
As the pandemic progresses, many more children will experience devastating losses.
Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
Medical experts have recommended that HIV criminal laws be revised.
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Current HIV criminal laws increase HIV stigma and discrimination against marginalized people – and negatively affect public health.
Olly Alexander (Ritchie) on left, Omari Douglas (Roscoe) and Callum Scott Howells (Colin) in It’s a Sin.
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The emotional centre of British TV series It’s a Sin is a home. But this home looks quite different to the one our leaders might imagine when they issue stay-at-home orders.
HIV stigma manifests in many ways, including microaggressions that could lead to a higher risk of depression, PTSD and suicidality.
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Microaggressions are more subtle than outright discrimination. But they can directly affect HIV treatment outcomes.