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AIDS 2014 Melbourne Declaration – Nobody Left Behind

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The Melbourne Declaration affirms that non-discrimination is fundamental to an evidence-based response to HIV and effective public health programs.

Visit www.aids2014.org/declaration.aspx to read the Melbourne Declaration and sign up to show your support. The declaration has already been signed by more than 1,100 individuals and over 100 organizations.

 

Accelerating Drug Development Through Collaboration: The Hepatitis C Drug Development Advisory Group

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In a new report published in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Forum graduate intern Courtney Hutchison and members of the HCV Drug Development Advisory Group Steering Committee discuss the HCV DrAG as a model for public-private collaboration to accelerate drug development while highlighting its contributions to the HCV drug development field. Click here to read the report in the current issue of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics
 

2015 National African American MSM Leadership Conference Early Registration Closes in 5 Weeks

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NAESM staff, the planning committee and participating sponsors are gearing up to present the 12th installment of the National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities, scheduled to take place January 15-18, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. For more information on the conference or to register, submit an abstract or apply for a scholarship please visit the NAESM Inc. website at www.naesm.org

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Antiretrovirals and HIV Prevention: A Conversation with Key Opinion Leaders About a New Paradigm

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The Fenway Institute has released video and presentations from the October 2013 "Antiretrovirals and HIV Prevention: A Conversation with Key Opinion Leaders About a New Paradigm" meeting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the preventive effects of HIV treatment—known as treatment as prevention (TasP)—and the implications of these developments for HIV prevention. Click here to see the webpage that contains edited video clips of the presentations and Q&As, powerpoints that were presented, and the agenda for the day and a half meeting.
 

The AIDS Institute Releases HCV Testing Coverage Guide

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In recognition of National Hepatitis Testing Day, the AIDS Institute has released a Hepatitis C Testing Coverage Guide to assist health care providers with navigating each of the major healthcare payers' coverage options for preventive services, specifically for HCV screening.
 

New CDC PrEP Guidelines Could Transform HIV Prevention

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Sean Cahill and Kenneth Mayer of the Fenway Institute have published a blog on the Huffington post about the CDC recommendations for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  Click here to read the full post.
 

Video: "Response to Global HIV and HCV Epidemics" Session

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Click here to see the video from the April 17 UC Berkeley course session "Response to Global HIV and HCV Epidemics". Moderated by course instructor Veronica Miller, the session panel features Gregg Alton, Executive VP, Gilead, Ambassador Eric Goosby, Global Health Science, UCSF, and UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean Stefano Bertozzi.
 

SEARCHIV to Share Slides from Workshop on Social and Ethical Implications of HIV Cure Research on Twitter: May 7-9

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The multi-disciplinary research team at SEARCHIV (Social and Ethical Aspects of Research on Curing HIV: A Working Group) is excited to share their May 7th-9th 2014 (8:45am to 7:00pm Geneva time) workshop on the social and ethical implications of HIV cure research on Twitter.
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Imagining Global Health with Justice: a book event with Lawrence O. Gostin

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The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and the UC Berkeley Master of Development Practice (MDP) program are hosting an evening global health lecture and book event featuring the distinguished law scholar, Professor Lawrence Gostin. We'd like to invite you to join us at the *UC Berkeley Alumni House on Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30pm* for his lecture: *Imagining Global Health with Justice*.

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On behalf of the Fenway Institute, Center for American Progress: Sign On to Public Comment Re: Asking SOGI Questions in Clinical Settings

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Please consider signing your institution or organization on to a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in support of including sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) functionality as a certification requirement for Electronic Health Records under the meaningful use program in 2017. Such a move could dramatically increase SOGI data collection in health care settings, and allow us to better understand and address LGBT health disparities.

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