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UNAIDS welcomes additional evidence from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa on progress towards the 2020 targets

Results from population-based HIV impact surveys provide insight into where investments are needed.

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10 hours ago
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UNAIDS
UNAIDS welcomes establishment of an Independent Expert Panel on addressing and preventing harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying and abuse of power

Following the call by the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, for an external high-level independent panel to provide recommendations to UNAIDS to further strengthen implementation of its zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board agreed to create an Independent Expert Panel.

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19 hours ago
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UNAIDS
The youth bulge

The youth bulge is not new. Younger generations have almost always been larger than the previous generation. However, before the twentieth century, high child mortality meant that a large proportion of children did not survive to adulthood.

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19 hours ago
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UNAIDS
HIV criminalisation high on the agenda at AIDS 2018

For those of you able to be in Amsteram make sure you don’t miss all the amazing HIV criminalisation events taking place before and during the conference.

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19 hours ago
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HIV Justice Network
We Love the Jargon, We Hate the Jargon!

This blog post by Angelo Kaggwa-Katumba and Kay Marshall talks about the essential work of connecting journalists and researchers and how advocates are the linchpin.

Published
20 July 2018
From
AVAC
India sees major reductions in HIV infections: UN report

India saw a major reduction in the number of new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and people living with HIV from 2010 to 2017 on the back of sustained and focussed efforts, according to a UN report.

Published
20 July 2018
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Times of India
#BreakThePatent: How HIV activists are going after Gilead's PrEP patent

Activists are pushing the government to “march in” and break the pharma giant's Truvada patent.

Published
20 July 2018
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NBCNews.com
U.S. Soldiers With HIV Say Trump's New Policy Will Force Them Out

A U.S. soldier asked a federal judge to bar the Trump administration from firing HIV-positive service members from the military under a new “Deploy or Get Out!” policy intended to improve readiness.

Published
20 July 2018
From
Bloomberg
Response to HIV/AIDS epidemic at risk of 'dangerous complacency' as urgent change in approach is needed

The HIV pandemic is not on track to end by 2030 and current approaches to HIV control are not enough to control it, according to a new Lancet Commission led by the International AIDS Society. Changes to the HIV response are needed to win the global fight against HIV, and the authors propose that HIV researchers and health care professionals need to work more closely with their counterparts in global health, HIV services need to be included into wider health services, and global health policies need to incorporate HIV.

Published
20 July 2018
From
Medical Xpress
Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - U.N.

Men with same-sex sexual partners are 28 times more likely to contract HIV than their heterosexual counterparts despite a radical reduction in new infections among gay men in Western countries, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. The overall annual number of new HIV infections dropped from a high of 3.4 million in 1996 to 1.8m last year, according to UNAIDS, which co-ordinates the organisation's global response to HIV/Aids.

Published
19 July 2018
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
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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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