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  • HIV patients with undetectable virus unlikely to infect partner

    When drugs for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) suppress the virus in the blood to very low levels, patients are unlikely to infect their partners during condomless sex, suggests a new study.

    13 July 2016 | Reuters
  • Canada: In Nova Scotia, glimmers of hope for science in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure

    Despite very few prosecutions, Nova Scotia has become an interesting place in Canada with respect to the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure.

    29 June 2016 | HIV Justice Network
  • At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

    PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

    28 June 2016 | BETA blog
  • How far is reality of HIV treatment access from optimal? Study looks at preventive impact of antiretroviral therapy where waits are long, stockouts common, and status sometimes secret

    In KwaZulu-Natal, where rates of HIV are the highest in South Africa, close to a third of adults live with HIV, and only a little more than a third of adults in their working years have paying work. The rate of people with access to treatment for HIV has grown in the last dozen years, but antiretroviral medicine stockouts are common, and staying in care is challenged.

    25 May 2016 | Science Speaks
  • Eliminating HIV is possible: Researchers explain how

    The 'treatment as prevention' approach has brought the HIV epidemic in Denmark to the brink of elimination, researchers say after analyzing two decades of data. However, this approach will only work in other countries if almost all patients adhere to their treatment regimens.

    16 May 2016 | ScienceDaily
  • A simple ask in 2016: the UN goal of universal HIV treatment

    Last week, the working draft for 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS was released with only a few days for comments. Called the Zero draft, like previous statements produced every five years, it is a list of observations, comments and goals. But using the UN Statement as a platform of human rights has become disconnected from the scientific and medical advances in HIV over the last five years. The bulk of the draft document could have been written at any time during the epidemic, certainly most of it could have been written in 2011. There is only one reference to dramatic changes in the WHO 2015 guidelines and only two references to PrEP.

    28 April 2016 | i-Base
  • Newly Diagnosed HIV+ Men Are Embracing Treatment More Than Ever Before

    Gay and bisexual men who are newly diagnosed with HIV change their behaviour to reduce the chance of onward transmission, according to the results of a long-running Australian study released today. It found that more newly diagnosed men are adopting treatment as prevention (TasP) than ever before.

    26 April 2016 | Star Observer
  • UNAIDS welcomes South Africa's groundbreaking National Sex Worker HIV Plan

    UNAIDS welcomes the roll-out of South Africa’s National Sex Worker HIV Plan, 2016–2019. This unique plan will ensure equitable access to health and legal services for sex workers in South Africa.

    14 March 2016 | UNAIDS (press release)
  • South Africa rolls out ‘test and treat’ to sex workers

    South Africa has become one of the world’s first countries to begin rolling out PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as well as ‘test and treat’ to sex workers as it launches Africa’s first plan to prevent and treat HIV among sex workers.

    14 March 2016 | Health-e
  • Modern HIV Prevention: What’s Next For Women?

    The vaginal ring is one more addition to an already exciting array of antiretroviral-based biomedical options in the prevention toolbox that has ushered in a new era in HIV prevention.

    26 February 2016 | International AIDS Society
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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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