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  • Mr Gay NZ defends his view that having unprotected sex with HIV can be safe

    The new Mr Gay New Zealand, who is HIV positive, is defending having unprotected sex, saying he always informs sexual partners of his health status. He said he only had unprotected sex with HIV positive men or HIV negative men who he knew were on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which was a pill that reduced the risk of them getting HIV.

    21 February 2017 | New Zealand Herald
  • Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

    Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

    15 February 2017 | GNPPlus
  • Born Free: dispelling misconceptions about conception and HIV

    Lolisa Gibson-Hunte never thought she wanted kids. But now Lolisa, who is HIV positive, and her husband, Daryl Hunte, who is HIV negative, have two children—and both kids are free of HIV.

    14 February 2017 | Poz
  • Undetectable – a short film about guilt and HIV

    We speak with filmmaker Armand Petri about the inspiration for his bold short film.

    13 February 2017 | Gay Star News
  • New ACON campaign shows there's now more to safe sex than just condoms

    Whilst condoms are mainstay of preventing HIV infections, ACON is sending a message that with options such as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) becoming more commonplace and UVL (undetectable viral load) a common catchphrase, there are other approaches to preventing transmission that don’t always involve a condom.

    13 February 2017 | Gay News Network
  • Why some people with HIV can now ditch condoms

    If you take your meds regularly, and you are monogamous, two studies show a negligible chance of passing on HIV. How will this change lives?

    09 February 2017 | New Scientist (requires free registration)
  • Beliefs about better treatment for HIV leads gay men to engage in riskier sex

    A survey in the US notes a consistent increase in the occurrence of condomless anal sex among men, as well as a rise in how many sex partners they have. Although antiretroviral therapies (ART) have revolutionized the treatment and prevention of HIV infections, knowing that they have ART as a back-up makes people complacent. This can lead to increased risks, says study leader Seth Kalichman in an article in Springer's journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

    08 February 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • New HIV infections in gay men have dropped by a third in England

    New HIV infections in gay men have fallen by nearly a third since 2015 across England, New Scientist can reveal. And it may be down to people buying medicines online, against mainstream medical advice.

    03 February 2017 | New Scientist
  • 56 Dean St’s Dr Alan McOwan on London’s recent drop in new HIV infections

    56 Dean Street clinic’s Dr Alan McOwan explains how last year London saw a drop in new HIV infections and what needs to be done next to continue this significant success.

    03 February 2017 | Boyz
  • Accuracy Watchdog Eyes Media for Mistakes in HIV Transmission Risk

    The joint initiative by Human Rights Campaign and Prevention Access Campaign has been created after finding major inaccuracies about PrEP and undetectability in news articles and on HIV information sites.

    31 January 2017 | Poz
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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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