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  • 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?

    3 hours ago | New York Times
  • Healing Austin, Indiana: How town raced to stop America's worst rural HIV plague (three-part series)

    Critics say Mike Pence was slow to react as a festering blight, then HIV gripped Austin, Indiana. This tiny city off Interstate 65 is the epicenter of a medical disaster. Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms Austin contains the largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak to hit rural America in recent history, and "the largest concentrated outbreak ever documented in the United States."

    24 April 2017 | Kentucky Courier-Journal
  • Leading Montreal AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

    Trail-blazing Canadian AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg died suddenly in Florida following a swimming incident in Bal Harbour near Miami.

    13 April 2017 | Montreal Gazette
  • An interview with Gordon Scott: part 2

    Gordon Scott worked in HIV medicine for 35 years latterly as Clinical Director and GUM Consultant, NHS Lothian Sexual and Reproductive Health. He retired in 2016. To mark his retirement we spent some time asking him about his experience. In the second of a two part interview he talks about the early days of working in the field and developments made in treatment at that time.

    23 March 2017 | HIV Scotland
  • Why are there so few novels about Aids these days?

    Fewer and fewer authors are addressing this cruel disease, but depictions of life with Aids – particularly non-white stories – are rare in an already slim canon.

    21 March 2017 | The Guardian
  • As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission

    Thirty years ago, AIDS was a national nightmare — a plague killing thousands every year, sparking panic and paranoia. It was in that climate that California enacted criminal laws to target people with HIV who were believed to be putting others at risk of infection.

    21 March 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Mariëtte Botes: ARV pioneer who became the victim of abuse and hostility

    Dr Mariëtte Botes, who has died in Pretoria at the age of 50, was an early pioneer of antiretroviral cocktails that saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with Aids. But, reports The Times, while running a clinical trial at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria in 1999, she became the target of a hostile campaign by Patricia de Lille, who was then an MP for the PAC, who accused her of abusing and exploiting her patients.

    16 March 2017 | Medical Brief
  • An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

    There is a move to create a museum to chronicle the AIDS tragedy more comprehensively, to explore the pandemic’s many facets in a permanent national exhibition and repository.

    13 March 2017 | New York Times
  • Personal Story: an interview with Gordon Scott

    Gordon Scott spent 35 years working in the field of HIV. Read about his early career and the first cases of HIV in Edinburgh during the mid-nineties in this first of a two-part interview.

    22 February 2017 | HIV Scotland
  • A new online archive reveals how HIV/AIDS activism shapes New York

    Housing Works History is a meticulous digital archive that covers the organization from its founding 27 years ago to its work today in a multimedia timeline that’s as elegant as it is thorough.

    15 February 2017 | The Architect's Newspaper
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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.

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