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Issue 212: Summer 2012

Published: 15 July 2012

  • In this issue

    Does the world have the political will to end HIV? This isn’t a rhetorical question. We could probably do it. We have eradicated one disease, smallpox, while another,...

  • Switching drugs for cost reasons – the patient experience

    In April 2011, the London Specialised Commissioning Group (LSCG), which funds HIV treatment in the capital, issued a new set of messages to clinics on HIV drug...

  • Will the world pay up to end HIV? Global AIDS funding

    We are at a critical point in the history of the HIV epidemic. We potentially have the tools to end it but, asks guest writer Laura...

  • The gay globe

    In the last two years, three internet surveys in Europe, the USA and Asia asked over 200,000 gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM)...

  • The new activism

    Guest writer Robert James looks at how the whole idea of being an ‘AIDS activist’ has changed in the era of treatment and long life. ...

  • News in brief

    Summaries of news from the last quarter. For full news reports and references to the original sources, visit

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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