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In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating HIV

Until recently, funding H.I.V. medicines worldwide looked like a noble, necessary — and never-ending — project. Now we know that treatment is prevention. Do it wide and well enough, and AIDS could be defeated. “This program started as a humanitarian outreach effort to demonstrate the compassion of the American people,” Birx said of Pepfar. “Now it’s translated into a program controlling the epidemic.”

Published
19 September 2017
From
New York Times
5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics

Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries.

Published
19 September 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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.

Published
12 September 2017
From
STOP AIDS
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.

Published
30 August 2017
From
Evening Standard
One in seven people offered PrEP in African study start it immediately

One in seven people (14%) offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in a large community study of enhanced HIV testing and treatment in Kenya and Uganda started

Published
28 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
New South Wales reports record drop in HIV diagnoses: fewest this year since records began

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), has reported a steep drop in HIV diagnoses in gay and other men who have sex with men

Published
25 August 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Globally, People With HIV Are Starting Treatment Earlier

But the median CD4 count at treatment start is below 350, which means work is needed to catch up to World Health Organization guidelines.

Published
21 August 2017
From
Poz
Government could end HIV transmission in Australia with just $32m year

A new plan developed by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations says the investment would not only prevent thousands of people contracting the virus but would also eventually deliver $2 billion of savings to the federal government's budget.

Published
07 August 2017
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
Q&A: How Swaziland got on track to contain the world's highest HIV prevalence

Dr. Velephi Okello arrived at last week's International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science with big news. The deputy director of health services at Swaziland's ministry of health was presenting the findings from a new survey showing that the country — which has the highest adult HIV prevalence in the world — is on track toward epidemic control.

Published
01 August 2017
From
Devex
US HIV funding decisions on PEPFAR in 2017 will have critical effect on ability to reach 90-90-90 goals

A withdrawal of United States funding for HIV treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to 20 million additional HIV infections and 2 million additional AIDS

Published
01 August 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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