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  • South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to Receive Treatment

    All HIV positive inmates in South Africa's correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count.

    22 July 2016 | AllAfrica
  • South Africa: Produce HIV Drugs Locally, Says Science Minister

    Durban -South Africa should advocate for the creation of local HIV drug manufacturing companies and stop depending on foreign pharmaceutical multinationals for these drugs, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

    22 July 2016 | AllAfrica
  • WHO Updates Patent Status Info For New Hepatitis C Medicines

    The World Health Organization has issued updated information on the patent status of hepatitis C medicines, including assessments of hurdles for affordable generic versions of latest drugs.

    21 July 2016 | Intellectual Property Watch
  • MSF Calls for Immediate Implementation of Quality HIV Care in Neglected Communities

    Global HIV/AIDS leaders at the International AIDS Conference in Durban must develop and implement an action plan to address the critical lack of access to HIV treatment in countries in West and Central Africa where coverage remains below 30 percent, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Tuesday.

    21 July 2016 | MSF
  • AIDS 2016 Demo: Activists jam Durban’s streets

    Up to 5,000 people, including activists and people living and affected by HIV /AIDS marched on Monday July, 18, 2016, jamming the streets of Durban to demand universal treatment, support, funding and care for all people living with HIV. They … more →

    19 July 2016 | Key Correspondents
  • AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

    In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

    18 July 2016 | AIDS 2016
  • South Africa's latest weapon against HIV: street dispensers for antiretrovirals

    A hole-in-the-wall machine that dispenses antiretroviral drugs to people with HIV will be unveiled in Durban on Monday ahead of a pilot scheme that will see units installed in rural areas miles from the nearest doctor or clinic.

    18 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • 90-90-90 Progress Report

    UNAIDS update on progress towards the 90-90-90 targets and challenges facing the global community as it scales up testing and treatment to achieve the targets by 2020.

    17 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • AIDS conference returns to a changed South Africa

    The South Africa that hosts a global AIDS Conference next week has come a long way from the "AIDS pariah" that did so 16 years ago, when then President Thabo Mbeki stunningly dismissed the link between HIV and the disease.

    14 July 2016 | Reuters
  • Judge urged to overturn NHS decision not to fund HIV prevention treatment

    Court hears National Aids Trust challenge over NHS England decision to exclude PrEP drug from commissioning cycle.

    14 July 2016 | The Guardian
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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