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  • How We Talk About U=U and the Importance of Precise Language

    Bob Leahy on what words to use and what words to avoid when describing risk and ability to transmit applicable to an undetectable viral load – and why that’s important.

    19 October 2017 | Positive Lite
  • Infecting lover with HIV might not be 'causing grievous bodily harm', says lawyer

    Basic issues remained undecided after an Auckland jury found Mikio Filitonga guilty of infecting his lover with HIV, the Court of Appeal has been told. At a hearing in Wellington on Tuesday, Filitonga's lawyer, Paul Borich, QC, said that, with medical advances, it was not clear that infecting someone with HIV must cause them grievous bodily harm.

    18 October 2017 |
  • How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

    I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.

    16 October 2017 | Vice
  • 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
  • 2017 Is the Year That HIV Stigma Is Finally Loosening

    Studies have proven that having an undetectable viral load means you can't transmit HIV—and people are finally waking up.

    09 October 2017 | Vice
  • CDC: “Effectively No Risk” of Sexual HIV Transmission if Undetectable

    The strongest federal endorsement to date of the messaging behind the “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” campaign.

    29 September 2017 | Poz
  • With Planned Parenthood on Board, U=U HIV Campaign Hopes to Gain Steam

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has signed onto the Prevention Access Campaign's "Undetectable = Untransmittable" consensus statement, following in the footsteps of its New York City affiliate. The national health care provider and advocacy group joins a community of international health experts in confirming what a groundswell of scientific evidence has shown: When a person's viral load is undetectable, the virus is untransmittable.

    26 September 2017 | The Body
  • When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV?

    Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The U=U Consensus states that a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load through treatment cannot transmit the virus to a sexual partner

    19 September 2017 |
  • How you can help to prevent HIV

    Whether through testing regularly, using condoms, taking preventative drugs or becoming 'undetectable', a new campaign is encouraging Londoners to 'do it your way'.

    18 September 2017 | Evening Standard
  • HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

    London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

    30 August 2017 | Evening Standard
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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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