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To end the HIV epidemic, addressing poverty and inequities one of most important treatments

What we need most urgently today is a new generation of rigorously evaluated, cost-effective HIV interventions focused on the fundamental contextual factors for disease. These factors include access to adequate housing , access to quality health care and health insurance , access to child care , education, employment status, gender equality and income.

Published
16 February 2019
From
The Conversation
Uganda: Financial incentives do not boost HIV viral suppression rate

Financial incentives had no effect on viral suppression among HIV-positive adults in Uganda, according to a recent study. Researchers said these findings suggest a need for better interventions to promote the achievement of viral suppression.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Healio
A formula for success: progress on improving access to formula milk for mothers living with HIV

Work continues on improving access to formula milk for mothers living across the UK.

Published
23 January 2019
From
National AIDS Trust
Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.

Published
11 January 2019
From
New York Times
‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions.

Published
08 January 2019
From
AVERT
Housing needed to reduce HIV infections

Continued success in engaging people in HIV care and prevention will require more affordable housing. When housing is unstable, taking medicines and attending appointments take a backseat to immediate survival. Often, homeless individuals turn to sex work or substance use, which can increase the risk of HIV transmission and worsen mental health. Older adults living with HIV, who make up 65 percent of HIV-positive San Franciscans, are experiencing increasing housing instability due to declining incomes and skyrocketing rental costs.

Published
30 November 2018
From
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco to focus HIV services on homeless population

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month awarded San Francisco an $8 million-four year grant to help eliminate HIV, the mayor’s office announced it would dedicate the extra funds to the city’s most vulnerable populations – focusing on those without homes.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Mission Local
What it’s like to provide HIV care to people without housing

How can a person take daily medications if they’re constantly having their belongings stolen? Or prioritize going to medical appointments if they’re just worried about where their next meal will come from? How can they contact their doctor with questions, if they can’t afford a mobile phone plan?

Published
29 October 2018
From
BETA blog
The Gay Men Who Have Lived for Years With Someone Waiting on Their Death

At the height of the AIDS crisis, a number of Americans confronting HIV sold their life insurance for quick cash. Then lifesaving drugs came along.

Published
08 October 2018
From
The Atlantic
Homelessness linked to HIV infection and low rates of viral suppression

San Francisco is making strides in reducing the number of new HIV infections that happen every year. But recent data released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health show that homelessness is a factor for HIV risk and in how people living with HIV receive treatment.

Published
02 October 2018
From
BETA blog
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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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