The latest issue of HTB is now online.
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The last issue of HTB this year comes in the shadow of the US elections.
The outcome is highly relevant for global healthcare as it threatens to destabilise many of the foundations that enabled a scientific response to the HIV epidemic. As the world’s richest country, the US funds most of the essential research into HIV vaccines, cures and preclinical drug development, and leads funding for treatment access in low-income countries.
As well as this, the US recently developed a more stable leadership role for human rights based programmes that actively address discrimination and inequality.
The election results led to unprecedented reactions from leading scientific journals including the Lancet, Nature and Science, which are usually removed from Party politics. Post-election editorials and articles are universally fearful of the shift from evidence-based policies threatened by the president-elect and the team he is bringing into office.