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  • New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the European Region

    A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.

    02 December 2016 | World Health Organization
  • National AIDS Trust sets out vision for HIV in the Future NHS

    On World AIDS Day (1 December) the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is releasing a call-to-action on how the needs of people living with HIV should be met by the changing NHS in England.

    02 December 2016 | National AIDS Trust
  • HIV services: collaboration in a time of fragmentation

    At The King’s Fund, we have been working on a project to understand how HIV services have been affected by the NHS reforms. In order to understand how local systems have dealt with the new commissioning arrangements, we are studying four geographical case studies from across England. We want to explore how areas are developing their own frameworks and networks around HIV prevention, treatment and support services.

    02 December 2016 | The King's Fund
  • Trump leaves AIDS advocates feeling anxious

    The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. Although Trump said little about HIV during the presidential campaign, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his conservative Cabinet picks suggest many of the advances of the Obama years may be rolled back. But all agreed that it is hard to predict specific details.

    01 December 2016 | Bay Area Reporter
  • Trump victory puts Obamacare dismantling within reach

    Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House puts President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — and health insurance for some 20 million Americans — in grave peril.

    09 November 2016 | Politico
  • Europe’s authorities “are playing catch up” with the provision of PrEP claims new report

    PrEP Access In Europe, a report provided by the PrEP in Europe Initiative [PiEi], a coalition of leading HIV organisations that includes NAM, has called for European governments to make the HIV preventative drug PrEP available to those at imminent risk as a matter of urgency. In a new report published this week, PiEi also call on governments to provide more information about PrEP and make it widely available to the public, so they can fully comprehend the advantages of the drug themselves.

    01 November 2016 | Gay Times
  • South Africa’s healthcare workers hard hit by TB infections

    Exposure to infectious patients, high HIV rates and a lack of ventilation in facilities are some of the reasons healthcare workers in South Africa have the one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) infection rates in the world.

    27 October 2016 | Health-e
  • NICE evidence summary: Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV in adults at high risk

    This evidence summary reviewed 4 randomised trials of Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil 200 mg/245 mg) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV in either HIV-negative men or transgender women who have sex with men, or HIV-negative individuals in a heterosexual partnership with a person already infected with HIV.

    05 October 2016 | NICE
  • US Decision 2016: The Politics of a Pandemic

    National, state and local races will affect HIV prevention, care and treatment—both at home and abroad.

    04 October 2016 | Poz
  • South Africa's Fifth National AIDS plan presents SA’s greatest challenge yet

    Mark Heywood writes: This will be our country’s fifth national AIDS plan since democracy. It is certainly the most critical. This is the do or die plan. Literally. I’ve been involved in all five so please allow me to reflect on why this one is so important.

    03 October 2016 | Spotlight
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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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