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The Vancouver Consensus: time to change guidelines…

In 1996, the global HIV community gathered in Vancouver, Canada, for the XI International AIDS Conference and shared the clear evidence that triple- combination antiretroviral treatment held the power to stem the tide of deaths from AIDS. The HIV treatment era had begun. As we gathered again in Vancouver in July, 2015, it was clear […]

Evolving Human Rights and the Science of Antiretroviral Medicine

Matthew M. Kavanagh, Jennifer Cohn, Lynette Mabote, Benjamin Mason Meier, Brian Williams, Asia Russell, Kenly Sikwese, Brook K. Baker Health and Human Rights Journal, June 2015 17/1 Recent years have seen significant advances in the science of using antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) to fight HIV. Where not long ago ARVs were used late in disease progression to […]


The Patent Politics Puzzle

US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India this week, intends to highlight the strategically essential US-India relationship and shore up support for a wide variety of shared policy interests. Perhaps less visible, but at the top of Mr Obama’s agenda is to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi into changing India’s intellectual property rules […]


Lancet: Political factors behind US global AIDS programmes slow-down

In 2011, following scientific evidence that confirmed antiretroviral therapy (ART) is among the most effective methods of preventing HIV transmission US President Barack Obama announced a major policy shift to accelerate the end of the AIDS epidemic by substantially increasing support for HIV treatment in Africa.


The Politics of Transition & The Economics of HIV: AIDS & PEPFAR in South Africa

PEPFAR South Africa has been among the world’s most successful foreign aid efforts, taking antiretroviral treatment to scale in a time of South African government inaction. Political change in South Africa and the United States is now restructuring that relationship just as scientific advance shows the opportunity for significant incidence and mortality declines. As South […]