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Allowing Insurers to Dictate Therapies Harms People Living with HIV

Allowing Insurers to Dictate Therapies Harms People Living with HIV

, by Ernest Hopkins and Chris Hall, MD

A new proposed rule by the Trump Administration could remove Medicare Part D protections, giving insurance companies the power to restrict access to medications that people living with HIV need. Read More

Confronting ignorance and fear to end HIV criminalization

Confronting ignorance and fear to end HIV criminalization

, by Emily Land

Twenty prominent HIV scientists target outdated HIV criminalization laws, saying they are based on fear rather than accurate HIV science. Read More

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

Syringe access programs increase safe syringe disposal

, by Emily Land

Research shows higher syringe coverage and safe disposal options provided by syringe access programs reduce improperly discarded injection equipment. Read More

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

, by Emily Land

Drug pricing is a complicated issue, with pharmaceutical companies on one side, patient activists on the other, and consumers oftentimes stuck somewhere in the middle. Read More

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

New rules on organ donation extend life of people living with HIV, and decrease wait times on organ donation lists for everybody

, by Emily Land

“When people get organ transplants, they’re happy to be alive. At the same time, we grieve the loss of life that allowed us to live longer,” said Michael Hampton, an organ donor recipient. Read More