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  • DAIDS Boss Muses on the Future of HIV Prevention Research

    Below are some of Dr. Dieffenbach’s rather intentionally provocative ideas about specific HIV prevention research candidates—challenges and promises, and the questions they may raise for the next clinical trial research network structure.

    20 October 2017 | AVAC
  • Hate, discrimination lead to rise of HIV in Russia, experts say

    "Homophobia and a negative view of drug addicts, as well as the obscure legal status of prostitutes, have all led to the fact that Russia uses less than half of all of the methods that have been scientifically proven to prevent the spread of HIV around the world," Vadim Pokrovskiy, head of the Russian Federal AIDS Center, said.

    20 October 2017 | Deutsche Welle
  • Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

    Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

    16 October 2017 | Gay Community News
  • Guidelines for the sexual and reproductive health of people living with HIV - consultation open

    These BHIVA / BASHH / FSRH guidelines are an update to the 2007 UK guidelines for the management of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of people living with HIV infection (PLWH). They are open for consultation to Friday 8 December 2017.

    13 October 2017 | BHIVA
  • Free Your (and Carl's) Mind: An Open Letter to Anthony Fauci About HIV Prevention Research Priorities

    Please Tony, help Carl free his mind to consider microbicides with the same passion and intensity and commitment he has for vaccines and long-acting formulations. He has heard us say these things many times over this year, but he has yet to really listen, I am sorry to say. He seems to listen only when it fits in with his vision.

    11 October 2017 | The Body Pro
  • EJAF announces bold new funding initiatives to combat HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe/Central Asia and in the U.S.

    The Elton John AIDS Foundation today announced new funding initiatives to increase advocacy and service delivery for people living with and at-risk for HIV and hepatitis C. In Eastern Europe, we will launch the Key Populations Fund for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA KP Fund), focused on prevention and treatment of HIV for individuals most vulnerable to the HIV epidemic in the region: people who use drugs, sex workers, and gay and bisexual men in the region.

    10 October 2017 | EJAF
  • Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine

    Theoretically, effective global implementation of existing HIV treatment and prevention tools could end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, from a practical standpoint, ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic without a vaccine is unlikely, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

    10 October 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

    "The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

    09 October 2017 | MSMGF
  • Why are straight black women in Philly at high risk of HIV? Map offers clues

    It’s probably not behavior: Studies indicate that African American women have fewer sexual partners and are more likely to use condoms than white women from similar economic backgrounds. And they are not members of the highest-risk demographic: gay and bisexual men.

    04 October 2017 |
  • Massive drop in Malaysia's HIV rates

    New HIV infections dropped to 5,700 cases last year, a dip of 34 per cent from six years ago. There has been significant progress in relation to harm reduction for people who inject drugs, mother to child transmission and HIV testing. However only 37 per cent of people living with HIV are accessing life-saving treatment.

    11 September 2017 | New Straits Times
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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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