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  • EU Civil Society forum criticises the EC Working Document on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis: "Weak Signals of Political Commitment" to tackling the diseases in Europe

    This summer the European Commission published a Staff Working Document on “combating HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis in the EU and neighboring countries”. By publishing a Staff Working Document, the lowest level policy document on the European Commission’s initiative’s scale, the Commission gives a clear sign that it does not intend to take political commitment and develop further policy for tackling the three diseases in the European region.

    04 October 2018 | Action for Global Health
  • UNAIDS welcomes increase in funding from the Netherlands

    UNAIDS welcomes the decision by its third largest donor, the Netherlands, to increase its funding to UNAIDS by more than 20%. The Netherlands will provide US$ 23.3 million in core funding in 2018, compared to US$ 19.2 million in 2017.  

    24 September 2018 | UNAIDS
  • Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: what it means for health

    Investment in health is an essential component of the FOCAC. Whereas some laud China's investment strategy, others deplore that gains to health are hard to track. Andrew Green reports.

    21 September 2018 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
  • UNAIDS places official on ‘special leave’

    The UNAIDS Nigeria Country Director’s legal threat against an activist for accusing him of inappropriate behaviour has backfired as the agency places him on ‘special leave’.

    17 September 2018 | Health-e
  • World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status

    This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.

    17 September 2018 | UNAIDS
  • UNAIDS director and HIV activist in legal battle

    Academic and HIV activist Vuyiseka Dubula is being threatened with legal action after accusing a former UNAIDS country director of inappropriate behaviour.

    13 September 2018 | Ground Up
  • Global Fund Partnership has Saved 27 Million Lives

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership. The report shows tremendous progress that has been achieved by efforts to end the epidemics, while highlighting new threats.

    13 September 2018 | Global Fund
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina must continue the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB without Global Fund's aid

    Bosnia and Herzegovina can remain a country with the lowest HIV rate in Europe and sustained reduction of tuberculosis levels only if full implementation of the transition from international funding towards sustainable domestically owned HIV and TB responses is ensured. But, international funding from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is ending this year.

    10 September 2018 | Independent Balkan News Agency
  • There Might Be an Alternative AIDS Conference in 2020

    George Ayala and a broad network of activists worldwide are moving forward with planning a simultaneous conference outside the U.S., likely in Mexico City or Tijuana. That confab, they say, will prioritize the concerns and solutions of communities affected by HIV over those of researchers and public health officials.

    10 September 2018 | The Body
  • China to work with African countries on 3-year AIDS prevention program

    China will work with African countries and international organizations to implement a three-year health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention advocacy program for adolescents starting 2019, First Lady Peng Liyuan announced on Tuesday.

    04 September 2018 | Global Times
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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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