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  • Why Voters Who Put Trump in Power Are at High Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C

    98 percent of the 220 counties most at risk of HIV and hep C outbreaks voted for Trump.

    29 December 2016 | Poz
  • High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

    Overall 14% of deaths among HIV-positive people were due to injury. In contrast, the figure among HIV-negative people was 6%. Furthermore, they stated that “the highest rates of injury among [HIV-positive] people were associated with falls and self-harm.” Among HIV-negative people, the top two causes of injury were “falls and motor vehicle accidents.”

    19 December 2016 | CATIE
  • Heroin Overdoses Killed More People in US Than HIV, Melanoma or Firearms in 2015

    In 2015 at least 13,150 people died of heroin overdose, according to the CDC Wonder database, which houses public health data. That number was higher than the number of people killed in firearm homicides in the same year, which was 12,974, or the number of deaths attributed to HIV, which was 6,465, according to the CDC database.

    14 December 2016 | ABC News
  • “More Needs To Be Done To Reach The Most Vulnerable” - An Interview With David Liddell, Head Of The Scottish Drugs Forum

    Scotland has witnessed a dramatic increase in overdose deaths and HIV infections among injecting drug users. Policy-makers in Glasgow are reported to be considering a proposal to open the first supervised injection site, in response to the epidemics. We interviewed David Liddell, the director of the Scottish Drugs Forum, to learn more about the situation!

    13 December 2016 | Drug Reporter
  • The Philippines: No country for poor men

    Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines won his presidency with a promise of a brutal crackdown on drugs. But six months and more than 4,000 deaths later, a troubling picture of the profile of those being targeted is emerging.

    05 December 2016 | BBC
  • Inside The Dark, Dangerous World of Chemsex

    Gay and bisexual men described wide-scale and systematic sexual violence, the deliberate drugging of vulnerable teenagers, the coaxing of impoverished men into a cloaked world of prostitution, frequent mental breakdowns from meth-induced psychoses, overdose victims routinely left to slip into comas, and a pile-up of sudden deaths. Almost no one is coming forward to report incidents to police. And most are not seeking help from services that treat substance abuse or tackle sexual exploitation.

    04 December 2016 | Buzzfeed
  • In the Fight against AIDS, People Who Inject Drugs Are Being Left Behind

    Today, on World AIDS Day, you will repeatedly hear the mantra “leave no one behind,” referring to the concerted effort to end AIDS by 2030 pledged in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. But evidence shows that people who use drugs, a population at particular risk of HIV transmission, are in fact being left further and further behind.

    02 December 2016 | Open Society Foundations
  • Opiates Are Threatening To Undo 3 Decades Of HIV Progress

    The United States’ ongoing opioid epidemic may be undoing the hard-fought public health gains of HIV/AIDS reduction, according to a U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report published Tuesday.

    30 November 2016 | Huffington Post
  • NICE one? Is NHS guidance on substance misuse fit for purpose?

    2007 was the last time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published guidance on psychosocial interventions for substance misuse. Is the guidance published a decade ago fit for purpose in 2016?

    28 November 2016 | The Mental Elf
  • Global State of Harm Reduction 2016

    Services to reduce drug-related harms are failing to keep up with growing need, despite pledges to combat AIDS among people who inject drugs. The drive to scale-up needle and syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for people who inject drugs has stalled, according to a new report released today by Harm Reduction International (HRI).

    17 November 2016 | Harm Reduction International
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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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