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While The NHS Drags Its Heels On PrEP, This Is How Men Are Being Affected

Although NHS England increased places in the PrEP Impact Trial to 13,000 participants in summer and recently said it hopes to extend this to 26,000 before 2020, it is yet to confirm when these places will become available – or what will happen when the three-year trial is up. Around 40% of trial clinics across England are currently turning away gay and bisexual men due to oversubscription, according to the Terrence Higgins Trust. Six men who’ve failed to access PrEP have told HuffPost UK the experience has left them feeling “depressed”, “anxious” and “frustrated”.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Huffington Post
A Trailblazing HIV Doctor Who Helped Thousands Access PrEP Has Died At Age 44

Dr Mags Portman, a hero of the LGBT and HIV community, leaves behind a husband, two children, and a legacy: getting PrEP into the hands of those who need it.

Published
12 February 2019
From
BuzzFeed News
China's strength in health sector important for Africa: Global Fund chief

Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Sunday hailed the organization's health cooperation with China. Speaking to Xinhua in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the 32nd African Union summit, Sands said the fund has been working with the Chinese government in the treatment and prevention of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Xinhua
Trump’s goal to eradicate the HIV epidemic in the United States is achievable — yet remote

The president’s pledge rings hollow without a major shift in policy and rhetoric.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Nature (editorial)
Correlation between HIV, rectal gonorrhea could help PrEP trial designs

Rectal gonorrhea incidence may serve to estimate what HIV incidence would have been had trial participants not received PrEP, according to study findings.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Healio
‘Gag rule’ threatens to restrict women’s access to a highly effective HIV therapy

As we wait for more evidence about the safety of dolutegravir during pregnancy, the solution is simple: ensure that women living with HIV have access to contraception so they can benefit from this medication. But that has become an often-insurmountable problem due to the global gag rule.

Published
11 February 2019
From
STAT
Trading in Venezuela's pain: Border vendors do brisk business in meds

With the HIV virus killing him, Giovanni Plaza fled Venezuela and was able in neighboring Colombia to receive desperately needed anti-retroviral medicine for free. Some of his compatriots have not been as lucky -- reduced to buying smuggled drugs of dubious quality.

Published
11 February 2019
From
France 24
Trump’s HIV strategy faces potential minefield

President Donald Trump has vowed to end the nation’s HIV epidemic in a decade — but to do so, he’ll need to win over skeptics in the health community and on Capitol Hill, tamp down concerns from faith leaders and navigate hurdles inside his administration.

Published
10 February 2019
From
Politico
The U.S. really could end AIDS — if the Trump administration gets out of the way

After George W. Bush, could Donald Trump be a bigger champion of HIV than Bill Clinton or Barack Obama were? That’s possible. But only if the Trump administration stays out of the way of experts and keeps the ideologies that have marked the past two years from interfering.

Published
08 February 2019
From
Washington Post
Meet the group of white guys Trump has tasked with ending HIV transmissions

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, so let’s hear it for the Trump USA team behind his master race plan to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. I’ve even included an actual photo of their meeting on January 6th with a diverse group of stakeholders. Oh, wait. Scratch that. I’m sure the people of color are in the room somewhere. Pouring coffee, perhaps?

Published
08 February 2019
From
LGBTQ Nation
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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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