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  • When We Rise: The exclusive interview with AIDS activist & author Cleve Jones

    Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer whose work has spanned more than three decades. I had the opportunity to sit down with Jones to pick his brain about sex in San Francisco before AIDS, founding San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and how activists can take action with an incoming Donald Trump administration.

    02 December 2016 | BETA blog
  • AIDS in 1985, and today

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s, nobody expected to make a “career” in the field of HIV or AIDS. Especially not people who themselves had already been newly diagnosed … Read More →

    01 December 2016 | BETA blog
  • The reinvention of radical protest: life on the frontline of the Aids epidemic

    An extract from David France's new book How to Survive a Plague.

    29 November 2016 | The Guardian
  • Freddie Mercury Bio Links the Rock Star to AIDS “Patient Zero”

    HIV plays a prominent role in Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury, a new biography of the rock icon and Queen front man. The book reads almost like two parallel bios—one of Freddie and another of the HIV epidemic.

    25 November 2016 | Poz
  • The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement

    A question has always hung over the reaction of gay men to the plague that terrorized and decimated them in the 1980s and 1990s: Why did they not surrender? David France’s remarkable book tries to answer that question.

    22 November 2016 | New York Times
  • In 1983, I Used A False Name To Get Tested For HIV - Today, It’s Something To Be Proud Of

    The challenges we face are two-fold. One, we need to make HIV testing as accessible as possible and stop relying on people proactively visiting a clinic - we will never reach everyone this way. Two, we must normalise testing.

    21 November 2016 | Huffington Post
  • Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

    The majority of undergraduates who started college this fall have never known a world without AIDS, or a world in which being HIV positive was not a chronic but manageable medical condition. Many of them also grew up in the midst of advances for the mainstream gay rights movement that seemed impossible a generation ago.

    31 October 2016 | American Historical Association
  • HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

    One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

    26 October 2016 | BBC Health
  • At gathering of HIV/AIDS pioneers, raw memories mix with current conflicts

    At gathering of HIV/AIDS pioneers, raw memories mix with current conflicts.

    26 October 2016 | Science Magazine
  • Obituary: Andrew Veitch

    Medical correspondent of The Guardian and Channel Four News, Andrew Veitch was one of the first, and most responsible of reporters on AIDS and HIV in the British media.

    03 October 2016 | The Guardian
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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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