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  • London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

    London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

    11 January 2017 | London Evening Standard
  • A sexual health revolution – how to unleash the power of collaboration

    London’s Sexual Health Transformation Programme provides valuable lessons for any organisation collaborating to deliver system-wide change. Mary Cleary, Programme Lead, and Dr Andrew Howe, Director of Public Health for the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, describe their approach.

    10 January 2017 | Health21
  • This Is How Much The NHS Spent Trying To Avoid Paying For The HIV Prevention Drug

    NHS England spent over £100,000 fighting a court case and bringing an appeal in a failed attempt to avoid providing the drug that prevents HIV, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

    05 January 2017 | Buzzfeed
  • The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids?

    A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains.

    05 January 2017 | Financial Times
  • Gay Rights Groups Brave Abuse, Violence to Fight HIV in Cameroon

    Cameroon has the second highest HIV prevalence rate in West and Central Africa, after Nigeria, and men who have sex with men are hit the hardest, says the U.N. AIDS program (UNAIDS).

    29 December 2016 | NBCNews.com
  • HIV Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

    Quietly, the number of Russians who have received a positive H.I.V. diagnosis passed the one million mark this year. There is, however, little indication that the government will commit adequate resources to stem the acceleration of the virus from high-risk groups into the general population.

    29 December 2016 | New York Times
  • Five Reasons ‘HIV Undetectable’ Must Equal ‘Untransmittable’

    “We are not dirty, we are not a threat, and we are not disease vectors. In fact, we are the solution. People living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, who become undetectable, are the solution to the end of new HIV infections in the United States… When we look back 20 years from now we’re going to judge ourselves in terms of how well we responded to this opportunity.” How wonderful that something many of us have assumed for years has been proven to be true. So now we can spread the news and encourage people with HIV to seek treatment and stick with it. However, there is some strong resistance to a message that equates undetectable to untransmittable, and it’s not coming from where you might think.

    15 December 2016 | MarkSKing.com
  • 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
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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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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