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  • Derailing Progress: The Human Impact of the U.S. FY2018 Global Health Budget

    The U.S. government's efforts to fight the global AIDS pandemic through both the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund have been transformative in the global AIDS response. The Administration has proposed cuts that would decrease global AIDS funding to PEPFAR and USAID by a total of $800 million in Fiscal Year 2018, representing a 17% decrease. This substantial decrease could dismantle hard-fought progress against HIV, resulting in thousands of HIV treatment disruptions for adults and children, new HIV infections, and preventable AIDS-related deaths.

    19 June 2017 | amfAR
  • World Health Organisation: HIV-preventing PrEP drugs are ‘Essential Medicines’

    The World Health Organisation has added HIV-preventing drugs to its Essential Medicines List, in the strongest backing yet for the use of PrEP.

    09 June 2017 | Pink News
  • Megatrends and Maximizing Impact

    What seemed impossible 15 years ago has been achieved. We are at the tipping point of ending the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. But tipping points can go either way – success or failure. We need to address a real break point with young people. We can either have a demographic dividend, or we can have a demographic disaster.

    02 June 2017 | Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

    At least one million people will die in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, researchers and advocates said on Tuesday, if funding cuts proposed by the Trump administration to global public health programs are enacted.

    24 May 2017 | New York Times
  • W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as New Director General

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former Health Minister of Ethiopia, was voted Director-General of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first African to ever head the agency. After nearly two years of public campaigning, originally by six candidates, the voting took place in a closed-door session in which the health ministers of 186 of the world’s countries cast their ballots in secret. Dr. Tedros — who campaigned under his first name — ultimately beat Dr. David Nabarro, the British candidate, after two rounds of voting, by winning 121 votes.

    23 May 2017 | New York Times
  • Trump's Restrictions For Abortion Funding Overseas Could Hinder HIV Prevention

    The newly-released details of the Trump administration's version of the "Mexico City policy" are raising many questions about its impact not only on abortion but also on preventing HIV and infectious diseases like malaria.

    23 May 2017 | NPR
  • 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
  • Unprecedented extension of Global Gag Rule puts HIV programmes at risk

    The Alliance comments: "In implementing this controversial policy, the US government will force organisations to choose between either women’s right to comprehensive health services and advice, or vital support for tens of millions of people living with HIV. This is an impossible dilemma for organisations like ours. We urge the US government to re-evaluate its stance, to ensure that we stay on target to end AIDS by 2030." See also

    17 May 2017 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Trump nominates Mark Green as USAID administrator

    Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Mark Green, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania and president of the International Republican Institute, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Wednesday.

    12 May 2017 | Devex
  • EMA and heads of national competent authorities discuss consequences of Brexit

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) organised an information meeting yesterday with members of its Management Board and heads of the National Competent Authorities (NCAs) of the EU/EEA Member States. The goal was to start discussing how the work related to the evaluation and monitoring of medicines will be shared between Member States in view of the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union.

    02 May 2017 | EMA
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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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