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  • The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Flat Out Fabulous

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_espkK-vLgc

    3 hours ago | My Fabulous Disease
  • I wrote this piece while getting chemotherapy, because people have started using cancer patients like me as a weapon against gay people

    Patient needs should never be pitted against each other and, as a cancer patient and gay man, I see the importance of both my chemotherapy and the need for PrEP as non-paralleled treatments that cannot be compared against each other.

    19 September 2016 | The Independent
  • Fact check: have HIV infections dropped in 'any meaningful way'?

    In an interview, the head of the International Aids Vaccine Initiative, Mark Feinberg said “while there has been progress on getting more people on treatment, we haven’t made any progress in decreasing the number of new infections in any meaningful way.” Does his claim hold up?

    19 September 2016 | Africa Check
  • PrEP, test-and-treat offer most cost-effective methods for HIV prevention

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and “test-and-treat” methods are both more cost-effective than the current strategy for the prevention of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, according to researchers. The success of either strategy, however, depends on treatment initiation and adherence.

    19 September 2016 | Healio
  • Lib Dems to vote on HIV blocking drug

    The Liberal Democrats will call for drugs that block the contraction of HIV to be made available on the NHS.

    19 September 2016 | The Independent
  • Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

    Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease, who say it is fuelling the epidemic.

    07 September 2016 | ABC Online
  • Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable = uninfectious message

    We need to somehow get a grip on what these messages mean for people, and the implications of our messaging. That, I think, will involve some reflection on how we use and interpret scientific findings and our comfort levels with risk.

    06 September 2016 | Positive Lite
  • Jeremy Hunt said ‘what will the Daily Mail say?’ when told about funding of HIV prevention drug

    Fear of a public and right-wing media backlash could be holding back the funding of a new “game-changing” preventative HIV treatment, according to the leader of the drug's clinical trial.

    02 September 2016 | The Independent
  • Hysteria about drugs and harm minimisation. It's always the same old story

    "No matter how impressive the evidence of benefits, or how weak the evidence of serious side effects or how badly a strategy is needed, new harm reduction strategies are always greeted the same way: with relentless hostility. Debates about harm reduction always follow the same pattern. Hysterical fears are confidently asserted as if proven beyond doubt while potential benefits, often based on considerable research and experience, are dismissed or ignored."

    23 August 2016 | The Guardian
  • The end of the end of AIDS

    The Durban 2016 AIDS Conference marks the end of "ending the HIV epidemic" as a feasible goal with the tools we have. We need new and better tools. Talk of ending AIDS has led to a widespread perception in the broader health and development community that this crisis is over. It isn't.

    16 August 2016 | World Bank (blog)
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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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