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  • HIV in the UK: Why we're still facing an epidemic and trials are not enough

    The news that NHS England will finally take action to fund life-saving HIV medication is great, but it’s time for a full-scale roll out.

    22 August 2017 | Evening Standard
  • Government could end HIV transmission in Australia with just $32m year

    A new plan developed by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations says the investment would not only prevent thousands of people contracting the virus but would also eventually deliver $2 billion of savings to the federal government's budget.

    07 August 2017 | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Controversial PrEP study from NHS England due to start in September

    Although 10,000 people might now access PrEP, in the three years since the UK PROUD study first reported results in October 2014, more than 15,000 people have already become HIV positive. Overall, this policy that has delayed access, based on the low priority given to sexual health of those people at highest risk.

    03 August 2017 | HIV i-Base
  • Declining Funding and Shrinking Donor Base Imperils Continued Success of HIV Prevention

    A new report released today ahead of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science documents 2016 funding and highlights a continuing trend of flat or declining funding and its potential impact on further innovation in HIV prevention research and development (R&D).

    21 July 2017 | AVAC
  • “A Quarter for Prevention”: Study finds Global Fund investments in HIV prevention in Africa fall short

    Across 15 countries, just 15% of grant programs from the 2014-2016 funding cycle went towards HIV prevention.

    28 June 2017 | Global Fund Observer
  • Washington DC reports sharp decline in new HIV infections

    In 2007, D.C. residents were diagnosed with HIV at a rate of nearly four per day. That rate dropped to less than one resident per day in 2016. The 73 percent decline in new cases — from 1,333 in 2007 to 347 in 2016 — can be attributed to factors that include a needle-exchange program, condom distribution and increasing use of preventive medication to halt the spread of the disease, city officials said Tuesday.

    28 June 2017 | Washington Post
  • South Africa: Former AIDS Council Head Criticises Government Plan

    There are many "missed opportunities" in the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and TB, said Fareed Abdullah at the closing of the South African Aids Conference on Thursday. Abdullah is the former CEO of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), the institution responsible for developing the NSP.

    19 June 2017 | AllAfrica
  • Trump Doesn’t Care About HIV. We’re Outta Here

    Five of my colleagues and I resigned this week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care.

    19 June 2017 | Newsweek
  • Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest

    Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the Trump administration, which they allege "has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic."

    19 June 2017 |
  • A sex worker's view on South Africa's latest plans to beat HIV

    An open letter from a sex worker argues that the good intentions of South Africa's plan to end HIV infections will be undermined by the fact that sex work remains a criminal offence in South Africa. This means that sex workers remain vulnerable. They don’t have the right to protect themselves – for example from police violence and intimidation – or get the health care they need because they’re stigmatised by health workers.

    14 June 2017 | Times (South Africa)
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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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