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  • From opioids to HIV — a public health threat in Trump country

    The prospect that HIV is transforming itself from a disease that primarily affected gay men and minorities in urban centers to one that targets rural, red-state America could have huge political, as well as public health implications.

    13 hours ago | Politico
  • 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
  • UNAIDS applauds Thai strategy to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

    UNAIDS has applauded Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health for its bold new national AIDS strategy, which provides a roadmap for ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in Thailand by 2030.

    10 October 2017 | The Nation
  • 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
  • Achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets would save lives, be cost effective

    An analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and deaths but also would demonstrate excellent value.

    28 September 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts

    Head of world’s largest private philanthropic organisation speaks out as report shows progress on reducing extreme poverty under threat.

    13 September 2017 | The Guardian
  • Melinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid

    Melinda Gates is calling on world leaders to step up global aid funding, saying “a loss of U.S. leadership” is resulting in “confusion and chaos” in some of the most vulnerable corners of the planet.

    13 September 2017 | Washington Post
  • A Stocktake Review of DFID’s Work on HIV and AIDS

    DFID’s overall funding for HIV is falling. Despite the UK’s substantial contribution to the Global Fund, massive cuts to DFID’s country office programmes focused on HIV have led to a decrease in funding from £416m in 2012 to £324 in 2015.

    12 September 2017 | STOP AIDS
  • A Venezuelan woman had grown used to shortages. Then her HIV drugs ran out.

    Doctors are struggling to cope with a surging HIV/AIDS crisis that experts fear could become the worst in Latin America in years. Caracas’s largest hospitals are now scrambling to cope with an influx of both newly infected and deteriorating HIV patients, their emaciated bodies evoking the distressing images that defined the virus in the 1980s.

    11 September 2017 | Washington Post
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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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