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  • Putting a quarter for HIV prevention firmly on the global agenda

    The newly launched a quarter for HIV prevention campaign, which calls for investment in effective prevention programmes to be increased to at least 25% of global HIV resources, is gathering momentum.

    18 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

    The World Health Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response.

    17 July 2016 | WHO
  • AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

    This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

    15 July 2016 | AVAC
  • South Africa ushers in a new era for HIV

    The country has developed the biggest programme of antiretroviral therapy in the world. Now scientists are exploring the long-term consequences of the drugs.

    14 July 2016 | Nature
  • Sex education in schools 'unfit' for smartphone generation, survey finds

    Half of 914 people aged 16-24 surveyed by Terrence Higgins Trust rated sex education they received as poor or terrible.

    13 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • UNAIDS warns that after significant reductions, declines in new HIV infections among adults have stalled and are rising in some regions

    Globally, new HIV infections among adults and children were reduced by 40% since the peak in 1997. However, new analysis from UNAIDS shows that new HIV infections among adults have stalled, failing to decline for at least five years. The report outlines what is needed to step up prevention efforts.

    12 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Despite epidemic, Russia cracks down on HIV activists

    In recent weeks, authorities added two leading HIV-prevention groups to a "foreign agents" blacklist, as a broader crackdown on independent civil society hits the battle against HIV.

    07 July 2016 | Economic Times
  • National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

    We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

    05 July 2016 | NAT press release
  • Gay sex survey: why preventing HIV means calling an end to finger pointing

    Thinking of HIV prevention only one topic at a time - like chemsex or PrEP - impedes our ability to provide education across the wide range of needs in the community. Looking for singular solutions has not got us ahead of the curve on HIV infections among men having sex with each other. It is a complex multifaceted problem that requires sustained systemic change in a wide range of social institutions.

    21 June 2016 | The Conversation
  • Open letter: on futility of proposed UK PrEP study

    The following letter was sent to NHS England in response to being asked to join a community advisory board for proposed further PrEP research. While there are important questions that might still be useful, this proposed study is looking at none of these.

    16 June 2016 | HIV i-Base
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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