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  • Undetectable = Untransmittable. So Why The Hell Isn’t That Catching On?

    One can’t help but wonder what role racism plays in the field’s apparent distrust of people with HIV. [They] have been knowing (and practising) viral suppression as a responsible and ethical prevention strategy for years, with limited support from their providers - sometimes facing stigma and discrimination as a result of this choice. It’s a travesty that it took this long for public health and the HIV field to catch up. And have we really? How many HIV and LGBTQ organizations have retrained their staff to make sure they understand the science?

    04 December 2017 | Huffington Post
  • How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

    In a country where gay people are persecuted by society and the state, even getting tested for HIV is fraught with problems

    04 December 2017 | The Observer
  • How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Mark World AIDS Day

    Their first official outing as a newly engaged couple will include HIV activism.

    30 November 2017 | Poz
  • Rising HIV infections see Iran challenge notions about sex

    Iran has seen a surge in the number of HIV infections spread by sex, especially among its youth. What's more, authorities say many have no idea that they are infected. That has led to growing uncomfortable questions in the Islamic Republic, where sex outside of marriage is prohibited and those who practice it can face arrest and severe punishment

    29 November 2017 | ABC News
  • 12 Gay Men Living With HIV Explain What It Means To Be Undetectable

    A British LGBTQ advocacy group is hoping to clarify some misconceptions about what it means to be HIV undetectable in a quirky new video. “The Undetectables,” released Tuesday, features testimony from 12 gay men who are living with HIV.

    17 November 2017 | HuffPost
  • What's it like being in a HIV mixed diagnosis relationship?

    'I spent a lot of time researching the condition and I learnt quite quickly that people with HIV live the same length of time as people without. The most important fact is that if your partner is on HIV medication, there's zero chance of being infected."

    15 November 2017 | Metro
  • 'We must talk about HIV or it stays a “dirty secret”, says man was diagnosed at just 21

    It's been decades since an HIV diagnosis would be considered a death sentence – but the stigma, discrimination and wall of silence remain.

    15 November 2017 | Metro
  • Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

    Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same sex to marry

    15 November 2017 | The Guardian
  • The S Word

    Misuse of the term 'stigma' continues to control the behaviours of people living with HIV. It is all too common to blame this monster in the dark, a beast lurking on the streets than it is to blame our own family and friends, the people we love for their fear or ignorance. And we also need to stop telling people living with HIV that they will be stigmatised.

    10 November 2017 | Alex Sparrowhawk (blog)
  • The restaurant kitchen where everyone has HIV: 'We want to challenge stigma'

    A Toronto pop-up is the first of its kind anywhere, and was born out of a recent poll suggesting many still fear sharing food with someone HIV positive

    09 November 2017 | 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
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