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  • Large increases in HIV suppression needed to reduce new infections in critical population

    Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels, according to a new mathematical model based on data from Baltimore. Access and adherence to antiretroviral therapy are key to sustained HIV suppression, which dramatically reduces the risk of transmitting HIV to others.

    20 October 2016 | National Institutes of Health
  • HIV Undetectable Does Equal Uninfectious: The Swiss Statement and the Vindication of Pietro Vernazza

    The Swiss Statement was a public policy salvo lobbed into the heart of the HIV world -- one that prompted a swift and intense backlash. People called it premature. People accused Vernazza of getting ahead of the science. Some demanded he produce data to prove there had been no transmissions. Others simply called him irresponsible. But it's not 2008 anymore.

    13 October 2016 |
  • HIV prevention in New Zealand: It's time for a change

    With all the scientific breakthroughs and real world evidence we may have a whole range of tools in the toolbox to address this problem, not just condoms.

    05 October 2016 | Gay NZ
  • Catching Fire: The Realities of the New Era in HIV Prevention and Care

    I felt an excitement at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) that I hadn't felt for a while. We're at the start of something new, something important, that's just starting to catch fire. I can't tell you how many conversations I had with government, national, and community leaders last week at USCA about what treatment as prevention and PrEP mean for our work and our lives.

    04 October 2016 | The Body
  • The CDC’s Gay Dance Video about HIV is Flat Out Fabulous

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. See

    27 September 2016 | My Fabulous Disease
  • On Treatment and Uninfectious, Women With HIV Still Shamed by Misinformed Providers, Public

    Many women with suppressed viral loads still experience shame around their status. Many are convinced they're undesirable. Some worry they're still infectious. Others may take extra precautions during sex or avoid the act all together. Then there are those positive women who forego motherhood despite wanting children.

    26 September 2016 | The Body
  • PrEP, test-and-treat offer most cost-effective methods for HIV prevention

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and “test-and-treat” methods are both more cost-effective than the current strategy for the prevention of HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, according to researchers. The success of either strategy, however, depends on treatment initiation and adherence.

    19 September 2016 | Healio
  • Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable = uninfectious message

    We need to somehow get a grip on what these messages mean for people, and the implications of our messaging. That, I think, will involve some reflection on how we use and interpret scientific findings and our comfort levels with risk.

    06 September 2016 | Positive Lite
  • The more sex partners gay Vancouver men have, the better they are at practicing safe sex: study

    A new study has found that gay and bisexual men with more sexual partners are better at practicing safe sex. The research out of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS debunks a common myth that being more promiscuous puts you more at risk for the virus.

    05 September 2016 | CBC
  • Having Sex With Poz Men Helped Kick My Fear of HIV

    The fear of contracting HIV has run my life for what feels like forever, and I’m not willing to let it control me any longer.

    23 August 2016 | The Advocate
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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