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  • How to evaluate PrEP and vaccines: urgency for next generation compounds

    Several presentations at R4P 2018 looked at the new challenges of evaluating efficacy of new PrEP and vaccine candidates.

    05 November 2018 | HIV i-Base
  • The NHS Refused To Give This Man The HIV Prevention Drug. He Got HIV.

    A man who asked his local sexual health clinic for PrEP, the HIV prevention drug, but who was denied it because the NHS has capped the supply, was diagnosed as HIV-positive just a few months later, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

    04 November 2018 | BuzzFeed
  • More Prevention Research Needed to Control the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    In a plenary lecture at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P) conference, being held in Madrid, Spain, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease presented a session entitled “Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: The Critical Role of HIV Prevention Science.”

    29 October 2018 | Contagion Live
  • Continued declines in HIV research funding put global prevention targets at great risk

    HIV prevention research funding continued to decline in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year, driven largely by a five-year low in US public sector funding, according to a report released today at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018) conference in Madrid, Spain.

    26 October 2018 | HIV Prevention R&D Working Group
  • SA scientist honoured by HIV community

    South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker was awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights last night (21 October) at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

    23 October 2018 | Health-e News
  • Trump Administration Policies Undermine the Global HIV Response

    An open letter by more than 200 HIV scientists, researchers and clinicians denouncing the deterioration of U.S. evidence-based policymaking.

    19 October 2018 | Poz
  • No Prevention, No End: AVAC Report 2018

    In just about 24 months, the world will arrive at the deadline for the UNAIDS "Fast Track" goals for ending the epidemic. The primary fast-track goal for HIV prevention is reduction in new diagnoses from roughly 2,000,000 a year, to less than 500,000. There's no chance this goal will be achieved.

    18 October 2018 | AVAC
  • India: With section 377 out, hopes now for renewed efforts of HIV prevention among high risk groups

    With section 377 out and implementation of the HIV and AIDS Prevention Act, patients rights groups working on AIDS prevention this new act should become a foundation for the health ministry to speed up its advocacy efforts among vulnerable groups like the male who have sex with male (MSM) community. The efforts to publicly promote safe sex awareness programs among the MSM populations was what led to the first petition challenging the section 377, a colonial era law that made criminalised any sex.

    14 September 2018 | Economic Times
  • HIV Providers and Advocates Continue to Debate STI Rates in the Era of PrEP and U=U

    From Aug. 27 to 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention will host the STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. This biennial conference could not be timelier as the U.S. is facing a resurgence in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

    03 September 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

    The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

    28 August 2018 | UNAIDS
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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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