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  • Fear of contagion clouds our thinking about the transmission of HIV

    There is no legal obligation on a person with HIV to disclose their status, nor is there a law that provides a specific penalty for knowingly transmitting the disease. For the second time this year, this legal situation is being tested in the courts. This raises serious questions about our understanding both of HIV the disease and of personal responsibility with regard to health. Is the contraction of HIV, now a treatable long-term condition, “serious harm”? Who is at fault for contracting a disease? What does fault mean? These are very difficult questions and have vexed societies for as long as contagious diseases have circulated them.

    12 July 2018 | Irish Times
  • This new dating research proves so many people still believe outdated HIV myths

    A shocking number of people wouldn't swipe right on an HIV positive person who was on effective treatment.

    09 July 2018 | Cosmopolitan
  • “Safe Gay Sex” Is Still Happening

    The idea of equating “safe sex” to solely condom use is an antiquated notion in the era of PrEP and antiretroviral treatment for those living with HIV.

    04 July 2018 | Medium
  • HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview With Bruce Richman

    Transcript of YouTube video interview with Bruce richman of U=U: published on YouTube in May 2017.

    03 July 2018 | The Body
  • Phobia about HIV still exists more than 30 years after 1st AIDS case in Canada, activists say

    Many people don't recognize that people living with HIV, if they are being properly treated, are not infectious, HIV/AIDS activist Tim McCaskell told CBC Radio's Metro Morning this week. He said the stigma stems from fear.

    25 June 2018 | CBC
  • New Zealand sees drop in people diagnosed with HIV

    The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand has significantly dropped, according to the AIDS Epidemiology Group of Otago University. It has been the first time the number has decreased since 2011. Last year, 197 people were diagnosed, a drop of 46 compared to 2016 when 243 people were diagnosed with HIV. Dr Sue McAllister said despite the drop being encouraging, it was too early to determine whether the decline would be maintained.

    20 June 2018 | 1 News Now
  • Swedish Court Decriminalizes Unprotected Sex for HIV-Infected People on Therapy

    In a precedent-setting ruling, the Supreme Court of Sweden ruled that "thorough treatment" minimized the risk of infection, thus making a dent in the divulgence requirement for the HIV-positive before having unprotected sex.

    08 June 2018 | Sputnik News
  • A complicated relationship with condoms

    We recently conducted a survey about porn — we asked 341 gay men a lot of personal questions. One of the key themes that seemed to emerge from the men that we spoke with, was some differing points of view regarding the use of condoms in gay porn.

    16 May 2018 | Medium
  • Drag Star Courtney Act Takes U=U to the Global Stage [VIDEO]

    “Did you know that someone living with HIV can have sex with HIV-negative people, without the risk of passing it on?”

    16 May 2018 | Poz
  • Misinformation is the real culprit in British Columbia HIV case

    Police and media left out key details of HIV non-disclosure charges: the defendant had a suppressed viral load and couldn’t transmit the virus to anyone.

    08 May 2018 | Xtra
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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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