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‘People are dying for no reason’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confronts drug company CEO over HIV medication costing almost $2,000 a month in the US and only $8 in Australia

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday confronted the CEO of the drug company Gilead over the high cost of an HIV-prevention drug. Ocasio-Cortez asked why the drug Truvada costs nearly $US2,000 per month in the US compared to $US8 in Australia. Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day said that the current monthly […]
‘People are dying for no reason’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confronts drug company CEO over HIV medication costing almost $2,000 a month in the US and only $8 in Australia
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One chart from Bill Gates shows how far we’ve come in tackling AIDS

To commemorate World AIDS Day on Friday, Bill Gates tweeted a graph showing the declining number of AIDS-related deaths. As of 2016, the number of lives saved through using medication was higher than the number of deaths. For years, AIDS used to be a death sentence. When HIV/AIDS first arrived […]
One chart from Bill Gates shows how far we’ve come in tackling AIDS
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Apple Made Its Stores’ Logos Red For World AIDS Day

In honour of World AIDS Day, Apple made the Apple logo of its major retail stores red. It’s also posting a direct link on Apple.com to (RED)’s site about World AIDS Day. We have photos of Apple’s stores with the red Apple. They look pretty great.
Apple Made Its Stores’ Logos Red For World AIDS Day
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Early Treatment Could ‘Cure’ 10 per cent Of HIV-Positive Adults

[credit provider=”CDC/public domain” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HIV-budding-colour.jpg”] Hot on the heels of a report a few weeks ago about a baby being “functionally cured” of HIV, a new study by researchers at the Institute Pasteur indicate that this same result could be attained for 10 per cent of patients.Their study was tiny — […]
Early Treatment Could ‘Cure’ 10 per cent Of HIV-Positive Adults
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Durex Is Giving Away Condoms For Tweets [THE BRIEF]

[credit provider=”bnilsen www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bnilsen/2883045793/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Good morning, Adland. Here’s what you need to know today:- For every Tweet people make using the hashtag #1share1condom Durex will donate one unused condom to global and local AIDS prevention charities in honour of World AIDS Day.
Durex Is Giving Away Condoms For Tweets [THE BRIEF]
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Scientists Are Close To Creating A Generation Without AIDS

[credit provider=”Mark WIlson / Getty”] There are no scientific reasons the world can’t chart a path, albeit a difficult one, toward the world’s first AIDS-free generation, a top federal health official said Sunday.”There is no excuse scientifically to say we cannot do it,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National […]
Scientists Are Close To Creating A Generation Without AIDS
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This Indian Pharmaceutical Tycoon Is Exploiting A Patent Loophole To Cut The Costs Of Cancer Drugs By 75%

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxFa96Y6aqk&feature=relmfu”] Last month, Western pharmaceutical giants’ worst nightmare became a reality when an Indian firm announced it would be slashing the cost of cancer drugs by 75%.Yusuf Hamied, the Lithuanian-born chairman of Cipla, announced his firm would drastically cut prices of his firm’s kidney, lung, and brain cancer […]
This Indian Pharmaceutical Tycoon Is Exploiting A Patent Loophole To Cut The Costs Of Cancer Drugs By 75%
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A Norwegian Political Party Has Called For A Ban On Religious Circumcision

[credit provider=”Lemsipmatt via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemsipmatt/3538482577/”] In an interview with Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet published today, a representative of Norway’s centre Party has argued that circumcising a newborn boy for religious reasons should be made illegal.Citing how circumcising a girl is already prohibited, justice policy spokeswoman Jenny Klinge and the centre […]
A Norwegian Political Party Has Called For A Ban On Religious Circumcision
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Alec Baldwin Apologizes For Trashing Harvey Weinstein

[credit provider=”AP”] Alec Baldwin has apologized to Harvey Weinstein for bad-mouthing the indie mogul at the Cannes Film Festival.Baldwin also opted not to appear onstage at Thursday night’s amfAR gala in Cannes, out of concern that his public disagreement with Weinstein could be a distraction, individuals close to Baldwin and […]
Alec Baldwin Apologizes For Trashing Harvey Weinstein
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On World AIDS Day, The Italian Government Banned The Word ‘Condom’

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Civil_Ensign_of_Italy.svg”] The Italian Ministry of Health apparently told Italy’s state broadcaster to not mention the word “condom” during yesterday’s World AIDS Day, according to reports in Corriere Della Sera.The Italian newspaper has an email sent from TV executive Laura De Pasquale (intriguingly, partner of Silvio Berlusconi’s “personal cameraman”, […]
On World AIDS Day, The Italian Government Banned The Word ‘Condom’
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Russia’s Foreign Minister Blames The U.S. For AIDS

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Evstafiev-Sergey-Lavrov.jpg”] Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, has blamed U.S. policy in Afghanistan for the spread of HIV and AIDS in Russia and Western countries, reports Reuters.According to the Moscow Times, Lavrov, speaking at a conference on communicable diseases in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, blamed America’s reluctance to […]
Russia’s Foreign Minister Blames The U.S. For AIDS
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Taiwan Hospital Mistakenly Transplants HIV-Infected Organs Into Five Patients

[credit provider=”msclooney/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/msclooney/5211241680/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] One of Taiwan’s most highly regarded hospitals has apologized for mistakenly transplanting HIV-infected organs into five of their patients last Wednesday, according to the AP. The National Taiwan University Hospital claims that the error occurred when a hospital staffer misheard the donor’s test results over the telephone and […]
Taiwan Hospital Mistakenly Transplants HIV-Infected Organs Into Five Patients