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2020 Statements

Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Promising Results from HPTN 083
May 19, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) welcomes the news that long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB LA, from ViiV Healthcare) demonstrated a high level of efficacy for preventing HIV infection in cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 083 trial.

AVAC and TAG Statement on Ethical Conduct of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Challenge Studies
May 7, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency that may demand new, safe, and expedited ways of conducting ethical research to find the solutions we need, including a safe and effective vaccine.

Treatment Action Group and the PrEP4All Collaboration Respond to Reported Remdesivir Results for COVID-19
April 30, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the PrEP4All Collaboration welcome results from randomized controlled trials of therapies for COVID-19, but are seriously concerned about claims that data from a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) study of the Gilead drug remdesivir…

Global Health and Human Rights Organizations Denounce Trump Administration Decision to Pull Commitments to WHO during COVID-19 Crisis
April 16, 2020 — AVAC, Health GAP, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), and Treatment Action Group (TAG) strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the midst of the urgent COVID-19 global health crisis.

Treatment Action Group Celebrates New Guidance on the Right to Science by Global Human Rights Body
April 14, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) celebrates publication of the General Comment on “the human right of everyone to participate in and to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications” (the right to science), and calls the attention of grassroots activists and global civil society working on health to this…

Treatment Action Group Statement on BCG Vaccine and COVID-19
April 9, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) cautions that widespread media reports that the baccille Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccine may be protective against COVID-19 need to be read with caution.

TAG Statement on WHO Updated TB Preventive Therapy Guidance
March 31, 2020 — Last week, Treatment Action Group was pleased to receive the World Health Organization’s (WHO) update to its guidance on TB preventive therapy (TPT).

Treatment Action Group Statement on the High Price of Cepheid’s Xpert Test for COVID-19
March 27, 2020 — 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…

Science-Based Activism to End Epidemics, from AIDS to COVID-19
March 25, 2020 — 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.

Treatment Action Group Statement on HIV Treatments and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19
March 25, 2020 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) is urging caution regarding the use of antiretroviral (ART) drugs as treatments for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. While there is clearly an acute need to carefully and quickly study interventions that may have activity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19 disease, it’s vitally important to be aware of…

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