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  • HIV diagnoses falling steeply, early figures show: London clinics see hope in increased use of pre-exposure prophylaxis

    Early figures from four London sexual health clinics reveal a steep decline in the rate of HIV diagnoses in 2016, raising the possibility that the virus could be managed out of existence in the UK. The fall might be explained by the increased use of medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The medicines are provided by the clinics but are also for sale online, though they are not available on the NHS.

    13 January 2017 | Financial Times
  • No decrease in HIV infections among gay men per CDC data; More PrEP coverage needed

    Country-wide, it seems like PrEP’s impact is much smaller than it could be. Far fewer people are taking PrEP now than need to be for PrEP to significantly reduce the percentage of new infections that happen every year.

    09 January 2017 | BETA blog
  • STI Diagnoses Rise Among PrEP Users in a Northern California Health System

    Among a large group of people accessing Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) from a Northern California health system, the quarterly rates of rectal gonorrhea and urethral chlamydia increased steadily and about doubled after one year.

    05 January 2017 | POZ
  • The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids?

    A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains.

    05 January 2017 | Financial Times
  • Why over 45s are at risk of sexually transmitted infections – new findings

    Our research with heterosexual men and women in Glasgow aged between 45 and 65 explored not only what middle-aged adults know about HIV and other STIs but also the social circumstances surrounding that knowledge.

    05 December 2016 | The Conversation
  • Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

    Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

    04 December 2016 | Buzzfeed
  • Opiates Are Threatening To Undo 3 Decades Of HIV Progress

    The United States’ ongoing opioid epidemic may be undoing the hard-fought public health gains of HIV/AIDS reduction, according to a U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report published Tuesday.

    30 November 2016 | Huffington Post
  • French study reveals stable HIV, high STD risk among gay men

    In preparation for World AIDS Day on December 1, the France Public Health agency issued its annual report on HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) Tuesday, which found that HIV rates remain stubbornly high among gay men while STDs are surging.

    30 November 2016 | FRANCE 24
  • One in seven people with HIV in EU unaware they have virus

    Around 810,000 people are believed to be living with HIV in the EU's 28 member countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows. But the ECDC estimates 122,000 are unaware they have the virus.

    30 November 2016 | Reuters
  • Statement on Stephen Port murder convictions

    Today has seen another high profile case involving gay men and dating apps. All three cases involved drug use, two in sexual contexts, a trend now known as chemsex.

    25 November 2016 | London Friend
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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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