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  • ‘Fathers’ Explores a World Where AIDS Never Killed Our Queer Forbearers (Video)

    Gay Mexican director Leo Herrera is directing Fathers (aka. The Fathers Project), a sci-fi documentary that explores how society might be different if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. The film mixes real life and fantasy with a cast and crew including historians, artists and performers who imagine the cultural and political influence that we could have had had our “fathers” (the queer men who proceeded us) had not become part of a lost generation.

    21 June 2017 | Unicorn Booty
  • How Six NYC Activists Changed History With “Silence = Death”

    The collective that created the Silence = Death poster is back after thirty years to recall its origins and launch new art.

    21 June 2017 | Village Voice
  • More than a name change: AIDS.gov becomes HIV.gov

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today officially changed the name of AIDS.gov, the federal government’s leading source for information about HIV, to HIV.gov. The name change reflects major scientific advances that have transformed an almost universally fatal disease to a condition that, if diagnosed and treated early and continuously, can be controlled and prevented from progressing to AIDS.

    09 June 2017 | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 120 Beats per Minute review – passionate and defiant account of 80s Aids activism

    Cannes Film Festival: Robin Campillo commemorates the legacy of direct-action group ACT UP with a movie that is tragic, urgent and full of cinematic life.

    24 May 2017 | The Guardian
  • Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism

    Larry Kramer — writer, advocate, “loudmouth” — helped define AIDS activism and gay life. He ruffled some feathers along the way.

    22 May 2017 | New York Times
  • The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

    The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong.

    17 May 2017 | The Guardian
  • How HIV became a matter of international security

    Governments around the world were slow to get to grips with HIV/AIDS. But a big change came when they started understanding it not just as a health issue but as a security threat too.

    16 May 2017 | Mosaic Science
  • HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

    Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

    10 May 2017 | BBC
  • 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
  • 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
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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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