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  • Fast Track Cities Quality of Life Survey

    We invite people living with HIV in 29 cities to complete a 10-minute online survey that will can assist us in better understanding the quality of life issues that impact urban AIDS responses. Your name will remain anonymous, but through your input you will have a positive effect on the quality of life of the global community of people living with HIV. The 29 cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bamako, Bangkok, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Durban, Geneva, Kingston, Lisbon, Libreville, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Montréal, Nairobi, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, San Francisco, and Santiago. UK Fast Track cities (Brighton and London) can fill it in by checking "other".

    09 August 2018 | IAPAC
  • UK aid raises the voices of grassroots HIV organisations

    The UK has today (Wednesday 25 July) committed to increase its support to help people in grassroots organisations keep HIV on the agenda in countries around the world. DFID will step up its support for the Robert Carr Fund - an organisation dedicated to supporting community networks across the world which help people with HIV to realise their human rights, tackle stigma, and advocate for policy change.

    26 July 2018 | UK Department for International Development
  • Elton John On Anti-LGBTQ Prejudice In AIDS Fight: It Makes 'Me F**king Crazy'

    Celebs at the International AIDS Conference spoke out against the prejudice and stigma that hinder efforts to end AIDS.

    25 July 2018 | Huffington Post
  • HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview With Bruce Richman

    Transcript of YouTube video interview with Bruce richman of U=U: published on YouTube in May 2017.

    03 July 2018 | The Body
  • Why we need to stop slut-shaming gay men who want condomless sex

    OPINION: And those on PrEP shouldn’t shame those who prefer to rely on condoms, says sexual health advocate David Stuart. PrEP is free for everyone in Paris, France. PrEP protects people who might be vulnerable to catching HIV. It means we can’t catch it regardless of the sex we might have or the needles we might share if we’re injecting chems. But only 5,000 people have chosen to take PrEP in Paris, out of many thousands more who could benefit from it.

    25 June 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Russia Cuts Back HIV Adoption Ban

    A top court has scrapped Russia’s de-facto ban on allowing people who live with HIV to adopt children.

    25 June 2018 | Moscow Times
  • Phobia about HIV still exists more than 30 years after 1st AIDS case in Canada, activists say

    Many people don't recognize that people living with HIV, if they are being properly treated, are not infectious, HIV/AIDS activist Tim McCaskell told CBC Radio's Metro Morning this week. He said the stigma stems from fear.

    25 June 2018 | CBC
  • Navigating Mixed Messages About HIV

    We are required to both downplay the seriousness of HIV and to stress its terrible impact. Here’s the view I favor.

    08 June 2018 | Poz
  • Gay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positive

    PinkNewsGay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positivePinkNewsA gay man says he was refused service at one of the UK's biggest tattoo studios – because he is HIV-positive. George Westwood, a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Birmingham had gone to the Vida Loca studio in Bolton, Greater ...

    30 May 2018 | PinkNews
  • Nine iconic HIV/AIDS films from 1985 to now

    The world of cinema, since the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s and the ‘90s, has played a prominent role in fostering and altering mainstream discourse surrounding HIV.

    16 May 2018 | Emen8
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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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