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  • Kenyan churches demand HIV test for couples wanting to marry

    Some Kenyan churches are demanding premarital HIV testing before weddings, a trend activists warn is infringing on the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.

    03 October 2016 | The Catholic Register
  • Human rights—critical to ending the AIDS epidemic

    At a meeting to discuss human rights and the 2016 Political declaration on Ending AIDS, panellists underscored the urgent need to protect services for women, girls, people with disabilities, migrants and displaced people.

    28 September 2016 | UNAIDS
  • How three drug users took on the might of the Russian state

    Substitution therapy for addicts is banned in Russia. Three activists are hoping to gain access to the treatment through the European court of human rights.

    15 September 2016 | The Guardian
  • HIV-positive Ugandan women complain of forced sterilization in government hospitals

    HIV-positive women in Uganda are being subject to forced sterilisation, a new report shows.

    05 September 2016 | Daily Mail
  • Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

    Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    11 July 2016 | Johns Hopkins University
  • Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

    Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. However, the document creates a potentially harmful novelty by including that in its activities on LGBTI equality the Commission should “fully respect . . . Member States’ national identities and constitutional traditions.”

    22 June 2016 | EU Parliament Integroup on LGBT Rights
  • All 28 EU member states reach consensus on LGBT rights for first time

    The 28 EU member states have reached a consensus on LGBT rights for the first time in European history. The Council of the European Union reached consensus on Friday on a Netherlands-backed agreement concerning women’s rights, gender equality and the protection of LGBTI people across the EU. For the first time ever, the 28 member states agreed at the Council to work against “any discrimination” against LGBT people, and to ramp up pan-European efforts on equality.

    22 June 2016 | Pink News
  • Cultural Sensitivities Obstacle at UN AIDS Conference

    No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.

    09 June 2016 | New York Times
  • UN pledges to end Aids epidemic but plan barely mentions those most at risk

    UN member states have pledged to end the Aids epidemic by 2030, but campaigners say the strategy adopted by the 193-nation general assembly on Wednesday barely mentions those most at risk of contracting HIV/Aids: men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and intravenous drug users. Activists walked out in protest after the resolution was adopted.

    09 June 2016 | The Guardian
  • 2016 U.N. Political Declaration on Ending AIDS a disappointing and unprincipled setback in the fight against AIDS

    The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is profoundly dismayed with the decision made by a majority of United Nations member states to adopt a flawed document. The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by 2030 was meant to provide a compass for global and national policy, law, regulation, funding and programming. It could have been an important advocacy tool for civil society to hold governments to account. Sadly, the Declaration misses the mark—by a long shot. It fails to advance the needs, interests and rights of those most affected by HIV.

    09 June 2016 | GNP+
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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