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  • Liberia Way Behind in HIV Response, Kicks-off 'Catch-up' Plan

    UNAIDS' new Country Director, Ms. Miriam Chipimo, says she looks forward to contributing to the response of HIV prevalence in Liberia. Ms. Chipimo stated: “We haven’t reached most of the people around the country for testing; we have only reached 26 percent of those who are positive with the virus.” She also indicated that of the estimated 40,000 persons living with the virus throughout the country, 6,000 of them need treatment.

    18 May 2017 | Liberian Daily Observer
  • The CEO of HIV

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

    26 April 2017 | New York Times
  • Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

    Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation in HIV care and resulting viral suppression, according to findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

    21 February 2017 | Healio
  • One-stop sexual health: PrEP services at your local pharmacy

    Pharmacists—who work across centers that range from community clinics, to pharmacies in grocery stores, to stand-alone retail centers—may be an untapped resource as potential PrEP service providers. This was the subject up for discussion at a recent session at CROI, where two presenters shed light on the feasibility of pharmacist-delivered PrEP services.

    16 February 2017 | BETA blog
  • Social care sector is letting down older people with HIV, finds report

    Research by the Terrence Higgins Trust into the care needs of older people with HIV has highlighted a “real need” for better training of social care staff, the chair of the National Care Association has said.

    24 January 2017 | Communitycare.co.uk
  • HIV patients call drug program fractured after shift in operators

    A state program that helps people pay for expensive, lifesaving HIV drugs is in disarray after the Oakland company that managed it for nearly 20 years was replaced by three out-of-state operators, say patients and AIDS advocacy groups.

    23 January 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Medicine Shortages Pose a Threat to HIV Positive Argentines

    For nearly a year, HIV positive Argentines have endured what advocates call a “crisis” and a “national emergency.” Shortages and delays in the delivery of antiretroviral drugs have beleaguered many who depend on them to stay healthy, sparking public outcry and a protest outside the Health Ministry in Buenos Aires in December.

    20 January 2017 | Americas Quarterly
  • Crucial California HIV Program In Disarray After Contract Switch

    A change in contractors for a state-run AIDS program has resulted in enrollment delays and left some patients unable to get necessary medications and timely medical care, according to legislators and nonprofit organizations across California.

    20 January 2017 | Kaiser Health News
  • A sexual health revolution – how to unleash the power of collaboration

    London’s Sexual Health Transformation Programme provides valuable lessons for any organisation collaborating to deliver system-wide change. Mary Cleary, Programme Lead, and Dr Andrew Howe, Director of Public Health for the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, describe their approach.

    10 January 2017 | Health21
  • These Startups In India Are Making HIV Treatment Confidential, Affordable And Efficient

    To tackle the problem emanating from poor infrastructure, a couple of startups have come up with medical treatment for HIV patients directly into the home — or smartphone. Creating mobile tech solutions, these startups have made HIV diagnostic test simpler, treatment affordable, while tackling societal stigma by providing confidential, individualized and interactive counselling service.

    05 January 2017 | Forbes
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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