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  • Should everyone be getting the HIV prevention pill as part of this HIV vaccine study?

    More than 500 people have signed up since December to be part of the country’s largest HIV vaccine trial, but some experts are crying foul over what they say is unequal access to the HIV prevention pill among participants.

    30 June 2017 | Bhekisisa
  • Last Gift Study: Community Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research

    In the second of this 3-part series, Sara Gianella Weibel, MD, on behalf of Infectious Disease Advisor, talks with Jeff Taylor, community activist and long-term HIV survivor, about ethical concerns and practical barriers in end-of-life research and how the HIV community will embrace this type of research.

    21 June 2017 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Last Gift Study: End-of-Life HIV Research

    Few opportunities currently exist for terminally ill people to participate in HIV research as a result of various cultural taboos and ethical concerns, such as exploitation, vulnerability, and coercion. However, when faced with their approaching death, some individuals may be willing to participate in research that offers no hope for their condition to leave a final gift to their community.

    21 June 2017 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Public Health England sounds data sharing warning

    Health chiefs have joined a protest over NHS data sharing rules, warning that asylum seekers, refugees and migrants will be deterred from seeking treatment. Public Health England (PHE) fears the handing over to the Home Office of personal data from patients - as part of a Government crackdown on illegal immigration – will have “unintended serious consequences”.

    31 May 2017 | UK Authority
  • Indonesian authorities publicly released the results of HIV tests forced on 14 gay men

    Human Rights Watch have released a statement denouncing the treatment of the men, stating that the police continue to violate the rights and privacy of LGBTQI people in Indonesia.

    11 May 2017 | SBS
  • HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

    Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

    10 May 2017 | BBC
  • WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

    New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.

    23 March 2017 | World Health Organization
  • How to Keep HIV Cure-Related Trials Ethical: The Benefit/Risk Ratio Challenge

    While high or unknown risks are a mainstay of early-phase trials in areas like cancer research, cure study participants typically have a safe and efficacious alternative to those risks: remaining on antiretrovirals. Can we justify asking patients who are doing well on antiretrovirals to accept the risk and uncertainty of many HIV cure-related trials? If we cannot, we might need to give up on the hope of curing HIV, or of achieving controlled remission.

    22 February 2017 | BMJ Blogs
  • UK Ministers Accused Of "Out-Trumping Trump" Over Use Of Health Data To Track Alleged Illegal Immigrants

    The NHS and the Home Office signed a secret deal to hand over addresses of people accused of immigration offences – causing leading charities to warn of serious health risks.

    13 February 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • In the search for an HIV cure, David Evans explains “freedom” and how to better involve women & people of color

    David Evans, director of research advocacy at Project Inform, talks about an ambitious HIV cure social science research project that will investigate some of the ethical and moral dilemmas cropping up in HIV cure research.

    09 February 2017 | BETA blog
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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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