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  • Record low number of new HIV cases in New South Wales

    HIV is one step closer to being eliminated in NSW with a rapid fall in diagnoses to record low levels, according to the latest quarterly NSW HIV Data Report. There were 101 new HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men in NSW in the first six months of this year – that number is the lowest recorded in NSW since HIV emerged in the 1980s.

    9 hours ago | NSW Government
  • Don't criminalize people on HIV treatment

    Even when the risk of transmission is zero due to effective treatment, not disclosing your HIV status to sexual partners is considered a crime in Canada. This only furthers stigma, ignores science and prevents people from coming forward with their HIV status.

    22 August 2017 | The Globe and Mail
  • Single measures of viral load not effective for assessing HIV suppression status

    The percentage of HIV-positive individuals with durable viral suppression may be overestimated when calculated by single measures of viral load, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

    08 August 2017 | Healio
  • I'm A Grandmother, I Have HIV, And I Can't Pass It On

    This is one of the biggest developments since the start of the HIV epidemic, yet people don’t know it. It means people can have sex, relationships and children, with someone living with HIV, without becoming infected. For some it can sound a bit unreal - but it’s true. And if everyone know this we could stop HIV stigma.

    19 July 2017 | HuffPost UK
  • US: Advocates launch Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform

    The consensus statement is underpinned by a concern that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not address the unjust disproportional impact of the US criminal legal system on people of colour, LGBTI people, sex workers, and the financially disadvantaged.

    14 July 2017 | HIV Justice Network
  • Zambian Activists Launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ Campaign

    Over a dozen Zambian youths living with HIV and those who are passionate about fighting the spread of the virus have taken to social media to launch a campaign dubbed ‘Team No Shame About HIV+.’ Activist Benjamin Sakala said: "The other message we are trying to use as a campaign is the U=U meaning Undetectable = Untransmittable. This is aimed at encouraging HIV positive people to do their viral load tests and not just thinking about their CD4."

    05 July 2017 | Paul Shalala / Blogspot
  • Only a quarter of gay men know that people on effective HIV treatment can't pass it on

    New research by the Terrence Higgins Trust found that 25 percent of gay or lesbian respondents are unaware that those who are effectively being treated with antiretroviral treatment (ART) cannot pass on HIV.

    03 July 2017 | PinkNews
  • I’m HIV-positive. But thanks to drugs, no one can catch the virus from me

    Advances in medication now mean that the virus can no longer be detected in my blood, so it’s impossible for me to transmit it to anybody.

    29 June 2017 | The Guardian
  • ‘We must listen to science, not stigma. People on effective HIV treatment cannot pass on the virus.’

    Medical evidence has shown that people living with HIV and who are on effective treatment cannot pass on the virus. However, a major new survey by Terrence Higgins Trust has shown that only 9% of the British public are aware of this fact, which has been evidenced by scientific research.

    29 June 2017 | Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Washington DC reports sharp decline in new HIV infections

    In 2007, D.C. residents were diagnosed with HIV at a rate of nearly four per day. That rate dropped to less than one resident per day in 2016. The 73 percent decline in new cases — from 1,333 in 2007 to 347 in 2016 — can be attributed to factors that include a needle-exchange program, condom distribution and increasing use of preventive medication to halt the spread of the disease, city officials said Tuesday.

    28 June 2017 | Washington Post
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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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