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  • London-wide HIV prevention programme to face 10% budget cuts

    The programme is due to expire in March 2017 - council leaders were asked to approve it for a further two years, but with a cut in the total funding from borough councils from £1.2m a year to £1.08m. The report said that the cuts were needed because of national cuts to public health budgets.

    08 December 2016 | Public Sector Executive
  • Philippines urged to break condom barriers amid rising HIV epidemic among gay men

    RELIGIOUS conservatism and restrictive policies that the Duterte administration has inherited are fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the Philippines, particularly among men who have sex with men, a report released Thursday by global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

    08 December 2016 | Asian Correspondent
  • NHS England fudges PrEP access and delays on-demand access to PrEP by years; blocks doctors from prescribing PrEP now

    It is difficult to be impressed with this compromise. Rather than meet the real need of people currently at highest risk, it will further delay access to an option to prevent HIV transmission that has clearly passed the criteria for safety, efficacy and effectiveness laid out for other NHS treatments.

    04 December 2016 | HIV i-Base
  • Findings show significant progress against HIV epidemic in Africa; 90-90-90 goals in reach

    National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those on antiretroviral medication, viral suppression is close to 90 percent. Thirty-five years into the global HIV epidemic, these findings are a clear sign of progress and source of hope for the rest of the world.

    02 December 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Refuelling the global HIV response: the role of the United Kingdom

    On the eve of World AIDS Day, STOPAIDS, with support from the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS, organized an event to discuss the role of the United Kingdom in the global AIDS response.

    02 December 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Closing the HIV prevention investment gap

    With funding for prevention falling behind funding for treatment, fewer than one in five people at higher risk of HIV infection today have access to prevention programmes. Inadequate investments in prevention and unfocused investments that do not reach the most affected populations and locations are among the reasons for the prevention gap.

    29 November 2016 | UNAIDS
  • UNAIDS: Young African women are especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

    The annual World AIDS Day report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) offers a far more nuanced take on the epidemic than it has in previous years. For the first time, the report examines the disease in four age brackets that it calls “the life-cycle approach to HIV.” UNAIDS suggests this breakdown—0 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 49, and 50-plus—should lead to a clearer view of the epidemic’s “complex dynamics” and a more targeted response.

    23 November 2016 | Science
  • Russia Wishes Away Its HIV Epidemic

    Epidemiologists have developed the means to stop HIV in its tracks, but Russia is barely listening.

    21 November 2016 | The Moscow Times
  • Californians Reject Condoms in Porn Ballot Measure Proposition 60

    Proposition 60’s defeat was a big victory for Chanel Preston and others in the adult film industry who traveled to hearings and organized in opposition to the ballot measure.

    14 November 2016 | The Wrap
  • Update on PrEP

    In the light of the Court ruling we will therefore now quickly take three actions. First, we will formally consider whether to fund PreP. Second, we will discuss with local authorities how NHS-funded PreP medication could be administered by the sexual health teams they commission. Third, we will immediately ask the drug manufacturer to reconsider its currently proposed excessively high pricing, and will also explore options for using generics.

    10 November 2016 | NHS England
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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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