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  • AIDS 2016 focuses on impact of legal and policy barriers to HIV services for groups at greatest risk of infection

    In an official press conference today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, researchers and community representatives discussed the impact of discriminatory laws and policies in many parts of the world that hinder access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care for the populations most at risk of HIV infection – men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners.

    18 July 2016 | AIDS 2016
  • How do you talk about PrEP to young Black men at risk for HIV?

    Since the FDA approved Truvada to be used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on July 16, 2012–four years ago now–I have had the wonderful fortune to speak with doctors and healthcare … Read More →

    16 July 2016 | BETA blog
  • HIV pill could cut infections in gay, bisexual men by a third

    The rate of new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men could drop by up to a third over the next decade if enough eligible men take a drug that protects against the virus, researchers estimate.

    15 July 2016 | Reuters
  • HIV Is Still Taboo Among White Gay Men in South Africa

    I knew going in that HIV/AIDS is a hot-button issue in South Africa, and comes with quite a bit of associated controversy, stigma, judgment and shame. But I couldn’t help but be surprised the blank looks and nonchalant responses I received when the topic of HIV came up.

    14 July 2016 | BETA blog
  • Should Grindr Filter By HIV Status?

    The gay dating (sex) app Grindr is surveying some users about offering a filter to help stigmatize and serosort HIV positive identifying users. Wha?

    11 July 2016 | I'm Still Josh (blog)
  • Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

    Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    11 July 2016 | Johns Hopkins University
  • Syphilis cases in England rise by 76% in four years

    Public Health England says the sexually transmitted infection is becoming more prevalent, especially among gay men.

    05 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

    We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

    05 July 2016 | NAT press release
  • Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

    Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

    30 June 2016 | Box Turtle Bulletin
  • What the Gay Men’s Sex Survey tells us about chemsex

    We especially welcome the survey findings as they include all-too rare data about the role of alcohol and drugs. Our work in our Antidote LGBT drug and alcohol service has been dominated by responding to chemsex needs in the past few years, but it’s been difficult to get a perspective on how widespread a problem it actually is. The Gay Men’s Sex Survey gives us some answers.

    28 June 2016 | London Friend
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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