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  • Malawi:Meeting Men Halfway - HIV Clinics Are Going Mobile to Reach Toughest Patients

    For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?

    18 October 2017 | AllAfrica
  • Patients risk being left behind as foreign donors pull the plug on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

    Vietnam is facing an administrative nightmare as a result of transitioning its HIV/AIDS treatment program to health insurance as foreign funds will come to a full stop in 2020 as Vietnam has reached middle income status.

    18 October 2017 | VN Express
  • US: Report highlights challenges of HIV care in rural deep South

    In rural areas, fewer HIV/AIDS services and a compromised continuum of care mean patients are less likely to achieve viral suppression than those living in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, explained Monica Johnson, director and founder of the nonprofit group HEROES.

    13 October 2017 | Healio
  • How to Reverse Implicit Bias in HIV Care: 6 Steps to Take Today

    Health care providers need to be rigorously trained and their progress monitored in order to remove the effects of implicit racial biases on their medical practice. The health system is just one area of society where implicit bias is made manifest, but it is the area in which health care and service providers have power to make change, one individual -- and care team, and clinic and organization -- at a time.

    11 October 2017 | The Body Pro
  • A Virtual HIV Clinic Could Be the Precursor to Anonymous Online STD Testing

    A new program being run in partnership with the University of Iowa Health Care is offering people at risk of HIV infection the option to seek PrEP online, via video conferencing. The program creates what is basically a virtual HIV clinic, an innovative way to get around the social stigmas associated with HIV.

    12 September 2017 | Video Conferencing Daily
  • For HIV patients fewer clinic visits means better treatment retention, Zambia study finds

    Patients receiving care for HIV who were scheduled for clinic visits every six months were less likely to show up late, miss visits, have gaps in treatment, and drop off treatment rolls than patients scheduled every three months, a study in Zambia has shown.

    29 August 2017 | Science Speaks
  • Guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

    The objectives of these guidelines are to provide recommendations outlining a public health approach to managing people presenting with advanced HIV disease, and to provide guidance on the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV.

    23 July 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

    Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

    12 July 2017 | The Body PRO
  • 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
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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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