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  • Massive drop in Malaysia's HIV rates

    New HIV infections dropped to 5,700 cases last year, a dip of 34 per cent from six years ago. There has been significant progress in relation to harm reduction for people who inject drugs, mother to child transmission and HIV testing. However only 37 per cent of people living with HIV are accessing life-saving treatment.

    11 September 2017 | New Straits Times
  • Still no harm reduction? A critical review of the UK Government’s new Drug Strategy

    This briefing, endorsed by eight of the UK’s leading harm reduction and drug treatment organisations, looks at whether the focus on harm reduction has improved under the new strategy, and discusses challenges in the funding environment which will have a disproportionate impact on harm reduction services.

    11 September 2017 | National AIDS Trust
  • HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

    London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

    30 August 2017 | Evening Standard
  • HIV in the UK: Why we're still facing an epidemic and trials are not enough

    The news that NHS England will finally take action to fund life-saving HIV medication is great, but it’s time for a full-scale roll out.

    22 August 2017 | Evening Standard
  • Government could end HIV transmission in Australia with just $32m year

    A new plan developed by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations says the investment would not only prevent thousands of people contracting the virus but would also eventually deliver $2 billion of savings to the federal government's budget.

    07 August 2017 | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Controversial PrEP study from NHS England due to start in September

    Although 10,000 people might now access PrEP, in the three years since the UK PROUD study first reported results in October 2014, more than 15,000 people have already become HIV positive. Overall, this policy that has delayed access, based on the low priority given to sexual health of those people at highest risk.

    03 August 2017 | HIV i-Base
  • 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
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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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