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  • The Hidden Survivors

    It's people living and aging with HIV who will lead the way. We were the ones who took care of each other back at the start of the epidemic, and we will come to the forefront of the battle once again.

    19 September 2018 | Positively Aware
  • HIV and Aging: A Growing Population Faces Unique Challenges

    A conversation with community advocate Jeff Taylor

    16 September 2018 | amfAR
  • Five Takeaways from the 2018 United States Conference on AIDS

    The 2018 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), the HIV advocacy, education and networking behemoth produced by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), is the benevolent and wealthy grandfather of the HIV conference scene. We adore him sincerely, we marvel at his station in the world and the fortitude that got him there, and we tread carefully. And sometimes, to our delight or to our chagrin, Grandpa does the damnedest things.

    14 September 2018 | My Fabulous Disease
  • UNAIDS director and HIV activist in legal battle

    Academic and HIV activist Vuyiseka Dubula is being threatened with legal action after accusing a former UNAIDS country director of inappropriate behaviour.

    13 September 2018 | Ground Up
  • There Might Be an Alternative AIDS Conference in 2020

    George Ayala and a broad network of activists worldwide are moving forward with planning a simultaneous conference outside the U.S., likely in Mexico City or Tijuana. That confab, they say, will prioritize the concerns and solutions of communities affected by HIV over those of researchers and public health officials.

    10 September 2018 | The Body
  • HIV Activism Center Stage at US Conference on AIDS

    "These are not normal times, so this shall not be a normal conference," Richard Zaldivar said during the opening plenary here at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) 2018.

    10 September 2018 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • At 83, AIDS activist Larry Kramer isn’t done ripping into his foes in pharma, FDA, and NIH

    Over the course of three decades, the name Larry Kramer has become synonymous with the gay rights movement, patient rights — and savage attacks on public officials and drug companies. Today, with controversy over drug prices and concern over public health funding, we were curious what Kramer had on his mind. We also wondered whether at the age of 83 he has mellowed. He has not.

    30 August 2018 | STAT
  • HIV Does Define Me: There, I’ve Said It

    It’s the clarion call of many a budding activist: “HIV does not define me.” You must have read it a hundred times. It’s an admirable sentiment too. It speaks of empowerment, of mastering challenge, of defiance, of retaining a clear sense of identity and of priorities. At the same time, I can’t help but think that, manageable condition or not, HIV DOES define me, and many others. It shapes our lives.

    23 August 2018 | Poz
  • The PrEP activist fighting for Poland

    "I decided that the only way to change the discussion about PrEP in Poland was to win Mr Gay Poland and then use my position to educate people."

    26 July 2018 | Mainly Male
  • AIDS 2018: The Story is Messy

    It's already clear that the story from Amsterdam is that ending epidemic levels of new HIV diagnoses depends on building services and societies that recognize individuals as wonderful, wild, weird, whole people, with more specificity, respect and rigor than ever before. It also depends on activism, nasty women and their male allies, everyone demanding change, refusing to play nice.

    26 July 2018 | AVAC
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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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