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  • 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.

    10 hours ago | Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • UNAIDS warns that progress is slowing and time is running out to reach the 2020 HIV targets

    New HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries, AIDS-related deaths are not falling fast enough and flat resources are threatening success. Half of all new HIV infections are among key populations and their partners, who are still not getting the services they need

    18 July 2018 | UNAIDS press release
  • South Africa slashes new HIV cases by almost half

    New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by 44% in the last five years, the country’s latest HIV household survey found. The country’s investments in HIV treatment and prevention are paying off, leading to huge reductions in new infections.

    17 July 2018 | Bhekisisa
  • Australia: Rise in HIV rates among Asian-born gay men prompts call for more services

    While rates of new HIV cases are falling in Australia, there's been a sharp increase in diagnoses among Asian-born gay men.

    09 July 2018 | SBS
  • Data Collection Is Revolutionizing HIV Surveillance and Care, but at the Cost of Privacy?

    Increasingly, public health and other medical providers -- health insurers, pharmacists, etc. -- either have data systems that speak to each other or have access across different institutions. The revolution in data collection has given public health a new set of tools to address HIV and other infectious diseases, but questions about how these data are used and whether they have the potential to cause harm will likely lead to burgeoning debate.

    15 June 2018 | The Body Pro
  • As US HIV Rates Decline, A Surprising Population Is Seeing A Rise In Diagnoses In Major Cities

    Nationally, the United States is experiencing a continued overall decline in the number of new HIV diagnoses. But in some major cities, women’s HIV rates have not been declining as quickly as men’s in recent years.

    13 June 2018 | Huffington Post
  • Conflict in Ukraine and a ticking bomb of HIV

    Occupation by Russian forces in the east of Ukraine have created conditions that threaten HIV control in the region and further afield as people move to escape conflict.

    11 June 2018 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • South Sudan’s quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

    South Sudan’s five-year civil war is quietly creating another kind of victim: those prevented from getting life-saving antiretroviral medicine. Experts say the number of affected people could be in the hundreds of thousands. Currently just 13 percent of the estimated 200,000 South Sudanese living with HIV are being treated, according to UNAIDS.

    30 May 2018 | The Washington Post
  • More than half of children living with HIV still without treatment in high burden, PEPFAR-supported southern African countries

    Data across 20 countries receiving PEPFAR support showed 56 percent of children living with HIV under the age of 15 — an estimated 750,000 children — are not receiving the life-saving treatment that also prevents transmission of the virus.

    18 May 2018 | Science Speaks
  • HIV stigma – the end is nowhere in sight

    Dr Yusef Azad spoke compellingly at the Hippocratic Post debate, the end of HIV?, on the issues of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

    15 May 2018 | The Hippocratic Post
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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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