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How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.

Published
18 hours ago
From
Vice
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

Published
09 October 2017
From
MSMGF
2017 Is the Year That HIV Stigma Is Finally Loosening

Studies have proven that having an undetectable viral load means you can't transmit HIV—and people are finally waking up.

Published
09 October 2017
From
Vice
CDC: “Effectively No Risk” of Sexual HIV Transmission if Undetectable

The strongest federal endorsement to date of the messaging behind the “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” campaign.

Published
29 September 2017
From
Poz
With Planned Parenthood on Board, U=U HIV Campaign Hopes to Gain Steam

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has signed onto the Prevention Access Campaign's "Undetectable = Untransmittable" consensus statement, following in the footsteps of its New York City affiliate. The national health care provider and advocacy group joins a community of international health experts in confirming what a groundswell of scientific evidence has shown: When a person's viral load is undetectable, the virus is untransmittable.

Published
26 September 2017
From
The Body
When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV?

Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The U=U Consensus states that a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load through treatment cannot transmit the virus to a sexual partner

Published
19 September 2017
From
Advocate.com
How you can help to prevent HIV

Whether through testing regularly, using condoms, taking preventative drugs or becoming 'undetectable', a new campaign is encouraging Londoners to 'do it your way'.

Published
18 September 2017
From
Evening Standard
HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

Published
30 August 2017
From
Evening Standard
Record low number of new HIV cases in New South Wales

HIV is one step closer to being eliminated in NSW with a rapid fall in diagnoses to record low levels, according to the latest quarterly NSW HIV Data Report. There were 101 new HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men in NSW in the first six months of this year – that number is the lowest recorded in NSW since HIV emerged in the 1980s.

Published
23 August 2017
From
NSW Government
Don't criminalize people on HIV treatment

Even when the risk of transmission is zero due to effective treatment, not disclosing your HIV status to sexual partners is considered a crime in Canada. This only furthers stigma, ignores science and prevents people from coming forward with their HIV status.

Published
22 August 2017
From
The Globe and Mail
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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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