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  • Declining Funding and Shrinking Donor Base Imperils Continued Success of HIV Prevention

    A new report released today ahead of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science documents 2016 funding and highlights a continuing trend of flat or declining funding and its potential impact on further innovation in HIV prevention research and development (R&D).

    21 July 2017 | AVAC
  • “A Quarter for Prevention”: Study finds Global Fund investments in HIV prevention in Africa fall short

    Across 15 countries, just 15% of grant programs from the 2014-2016 funding cycle went towards HIV prevention.

    28 June 2017 | Global Fund Observer
  • Washington DC reports sharp decline in new HIV infections

    In 2007, D.C. residents were diagnosed with HIV at a rate of nearly four per day. That rate dropped to less than one resident per day in 2016. The 73 percent decline in new cases — from 1,333 in 2007 to 347 in 2016 — can be attributed to factors that include a needle-exchange program, condom distribution and increasing use of preventive medication to halt the spread of the disease, city officials said Tuesday.

    28 June 2017 | Washington Post
  • South Africa: Former AIDS Council Head Criticises Government Plan

    There are many "missed opportunities" in the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV and TB, said Fareed Abdullah at the closing of the South African Aids Conference on Thursday. Abdullah is the former CEO of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), the institution responsible for developing the NSP.

    19 June 2017 | AllAfrica
  • Trump Doesn’t Care About HIV. We’re Outta Here

    Five of my colleagues and I resigned this week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care.

    19 June 2017 | Newsweek
  • Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest

    Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the Trump administration, which they allege "has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic."

    19 June 2017 | NBCNews.com
  • A sex worker's view on South Africa's latest plans to beat HIV

    An open letter from a sex worker argues that the good intentions of South Africa's plan to end HIV infections will be undermined by the fact that sex work remains a criminal offence in South Africa. This means that sex workers remain vulnerable. They don’t have the right to protect themselves – for example from police violence and intimidation – or get the health care they need because they’re stigmatised by health workers.

    14 June 2017 | Times (South Africa)
  • On the front lines of Russia's 'staggering' HIV epidemic

    According to the United Nations' UNAIDS program, Russia had the third-highest number of new HIV infections globally in 2015, behind South Africa and Nigeria.

    07 June 2017 | CNN
  • Unprecedented extension of Global Gag Rule puts HIV programmes at risk

    The Alliance comments: "In implementing this controversial policy, the US government will force organisations to choose between either women’s right to comprehensive health services and advice, or vital support for tens of millions of people living with HIV. This is an impossible dilemma for organisations like ours. We urge the US government to re-evaluate its stance, to ensure that we stay on target to end AIDS by 2030." See also https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/14/bill-and-melinda-gates-trumps-global-gag-rule-endangers-millions-women-girls-us-funding

    17 May 2017 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Lib Dems say HIV prevention drug should be available on NHS

    Lib Dem health spokesman Norman Lamb said: "PrEP is a vital weapon in the fight against HIV, and it's high time that it was made routinely available to those who are at risk of infection."

    10 May 2017 | Evening Standard
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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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