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  • Long-Acting HIV Treatment Is Coming. Our Health Care System Needs to Prepare

    New conversations are starting in HIV care as phase III trials have shown that monthly injections of cabotegravir and rilpivirine (Edurant) are non-inferior to a three-drug pill regimen. In 2018, TheBody asked a range of people living with HIV about their willingness to switch to an injectible, and most had mixed feelings. But even if there's widespread interest in this new way of taking antiretroviral therapy (and most likely also prevention, not too far away), it's important to consider not just the willingness of people to move to this new form of treatment, but whether health care systems and providers in the U.S. are ready to support this innovation.

    16 April 2019 | The Body Pro
  • The HSJ Awards: A digital programme tailored for a high risk group for HIV

    Dean Street PRIME, a sexual health clinic that is part of Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust, commissioned an online series that explores the complexities of modern gay sex lives, and won the 2018 HSJ Awards for Patient Digital Participation

    26 March 2019 | Health Service Journal
  • How South Africa can improve community-based HIV services

    South Africa introduced a community-based primary health care programme in 2012. The aim of the programme, which includes a large HIV component, is to improve access to health care. Under the programme, community health workers provide a wide range of services such as health education and referrals to clinics for HIV testing and treatment. Community health workers also support people on antiretroviral therapy and trace those who default on treatment. We did a study that examined the factors impacting on the success of the community-based HIV programme in a district in Limpopo, one of South Africa’s rural provinces.

    18 March 2019 | The Conversation
  • Sex clinics show how competition can improve England’s NHS

    Patients can walk into clinics without a referral, so providers have to compete for their business.

    15 March 2019 | The Economist (requires free registration)
  • Up to 95% virologic response rate with rapid ART in safety-net clinic

    Up to 95% of people with newly diagnosed HIV and beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) within a week of diagnosis reached a viral load below 50 copies in the first year of therapy. High proportions of people in this San Francisco safety-net clinic had a substance use disorder, a major mental health diagnosis, or unstable housing.

    14 March 2019 | NATAP
  • What are the treatment challenges for the over 50s in Africa?

    Although older adults in Uganda showed a high regard for the importance of anti-retroviral treatment, structural factors such as wait times and ageism still provide barriers to adherence.

    28 February 2019 | AVERT
  • Trump Plan To Beat HIV Hits Rough Road In Rural America

    Health officials and doctors treating patients with HIV in predominantly rural states say any extra funding would be welcome. But they say strategies that work in progressive cities like Seattle won’t necessarily work in rural areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

    24 February 2019 | Kaiser Health News
  • Viral load monitoring motivates HIV treatment adherence in eSwatini

    The treat-all policy will only succeed if people keep taking their HIV treatment. It is important to motivate people who started treatment while they were still feeling well. 

    24 February 2019 | AVERT
  • For Women Living With HIV, A Trauma-Informed Approach To Care

    At a San Francisco primary care clinic, trauma is recognized as a root cause of many health challenges.

    05 February 2019 | Health Affairs
  • HIV care is threatened by proposed changes to Medicare Part D

    Optimal HIV care includes early and uninterrupted access to effective antiretroviral medications. Proposed changes to Medicare Part D threatens that.

    25 January 2019 | STAT
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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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