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  • Trump Administration Policies Undermine the Global HIV Response

    An open letter by more than 200 HIV scientists, researchers and clinicians denouncing the deterioration of U.S. evidence-based policymaking.

    19 October 2018 | Poz
  • No Prevention, No End: AVAC Report 2018

    In just about 24 months, the world will arrive at the deadline for the UNAIDS "Fast Track" goals for ending the epidemic. The primary fast-track goal for HIV prevention is reduction in new diagnoses from roughly 2,000,000 a year, to less than 500,000. There's no chance this goal will be achieved.

    18 October 2018 | AVAC
  • India: With section 377 out, hopes now for renewed efforts of HIV prevention among high risk groups

    With section 377 out and implementation of the HIV and AIDS Prevention Act, patients rights groups working on AIDS prevention this new act should become a foundation for the health ministry to speed up its advocacy efforts among vulnerable groups like the male who have sex with male (MSM) community. The efforts to publicly promote safe sex awareness programs among the MSM populations was what led to the first petition challenging the section 377, a colonial era law that made criminalised any sex.

    14 September 2018 | Economic Times
  • HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

    From Aug. 27 to 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention will host the STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. This biennial conference could not be timelier as the U.S. is facing a resurgence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    03 September 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

    The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

    28 August 2018 | UNAIDS
  • Iran Struggles To Deal With Its AIDS Problem

    Despite the government’s pledge to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the number of individuals suffering from AIDS/HIV in Iran has been steadily rising.

    28 August 2018 | The Iranian
  • Greater Manchester set to join world's leading cities in tackling HIV

    Historic signing of Paris Declaration at Manchester Pride launches city-region’s bid to become a Fast Track City. Over £1 million committed to end the 300 new HIV transmissions in Greater Manchester every year.

    28 August 2018 | Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Religious Conservatives’ Ties To Trump Officials Pay Off In AIDS Policies, Funding

    Evangelical activist Shepherd Smith has spent more than three decades cultivating relationships with leading AIDS researchers and policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex education. Those connections now could influence government programs and funding within the Trump administration.

    22 August 2018 | Kaiser Health News
  • The New Realism, An Uncomfortable Middle

    Just recently, 16,000 gathered in Amsterdam for the International AIDS Conference—“AIDS2018.” Many leading figures painted a sobering picture: goals for global HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention goals are not likely to be attained, funding has declined, high-level political will is lacking, and there is the risk of a resurgent epidemic. All of which makes for considerable discomfort and uncertainty. We are at a turning point in thinking about what comes next in controlling HIV/AIDS in the coming years.

    21 August 2018 | Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Epidemic modeling studies in Russia and Mexico show urgent need for effective drug policy reform implementation

    In a pair of new modeling studies, researchers examined how policy reform in terms of drug decriminalization (in Mexico) and access to drug treatment (in Russia) might affect two regions hard hit by the HIV pandemic: Tijuana, Mexico and the Russian cities of Omsk and Ekaterinburg.

    20 August 2018 | Science Daily
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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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