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April 3, 2020
Fair Pricing for Cepheid Xpert Tests (COVID-19, HIV, TB, HCV)
Webinar / Presentation
On Friday, April 3, Treatment Action Group (TAG) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), and the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) held a webinar on the price of Xpert tests for COVID-19, TB, HIV, HCV and other diseases.

March 27, 2020
Treatment Action Group Statement on the High Price of Cepheid’s Xpert Test for COVID-19
Statement / Press
Cepheid is profiteering during a pandemic, with dangerous consequences for countries with vulnerable populations and health systems. New York, March 27, 2020 — Treatment Action Group calls for Cepheid to immediately lower to US$ 5 the developing country price of its rapid, cartridge-based test for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that…

March 25, 2020
Science-Based Activism to End Epidemics, from AIDS to COVID-19
Statement / Press
We hope you’re staying safe and sanitized during this difficult time! Here at TAG, we’re fortunate to be able to safely work from home, and advance the fight against HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C — and now against COVID-19.

March 20, 2020
Public Comment for Draft Guidance on Demonstrating Substantial Evidence of Effectiveness for Human Drug and Biological Products
Letter / Comment
TAG submitted comments in response to FDA Draft Guidance on Demonstrating Substantial Evidence of Effectiveness for Human Drug and Biological Products. Further guidance for research on treatments for rare diseases is needed, but stringent regulatory authority and quality clinical trial design must not be sacrificed in the name of expediency.

March 9, 2020
Leading Community Activists and Epidemiologists Demand NYC Take Stronger Action to Mitigate COVID-19 Outbreak
Letter / Comment
TAG, PrEP4ALL and a number of other organizations/individuals sent this letter to New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot. It demands immediate transparency on, and public involvement in, their response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and requests a conversation with the staff of…

February 20, 2020
African Declaration to Eliminate Hepatitis C and Improve the Health of People Who Use Drugs
Statement / Press
A group of organizations that includes Treatment Action Group issued this statement/declaration today, while attending INHSU 2020 Africa: the 1st Regional Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users.

February 17, 2020
Responding to Difficult-to-Treat HCV Subtypes Prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa
An issue brief that discusses the recent discovery of HCV subtypes that show resistance to direct-acting antiretroviral (DAA) regimens that are responsive to treatments in people expressing the 1a/1b subtype.

January 24, 2020
TAG Comment on the Trans-NIH Strategic Plan Goals for Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) Health Research
Letter / Comment
TAG submitted this public comment in response to a Request for Information on the Development of the Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research, affirming the need for a research agenda that will best address HIV, TB, and HCV among LGBTQ+ communities and incorporate…

January 22, 2020
Good COPs or Bad COPs: Promoting Interventions for Coinfections and AIDS in 2020 PEPFAR Country Operational Plans (COPs)
Webinar / Presentation
On January 22, 2020, Treatment Action Group (TAG), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign, Health GAP, IMPAACT4TB, and AVAC presented this webinar on how to engage in PEPFAR COPs advocacy. Materials are online now.

January 9, 2020
After Cuomo Speech, NY Health Orgs Including TAG Warn that Governor’s Health Plan Falls Short
Statement / Press
TAG, as part of the Save NY Public Health Campaign, called out Governor Cuomo’s recently announced Medicaid cuts and other failures to adequately address health and health equity in his January 8, 2020 “State of the State” address.

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