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  • Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

    Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

    16 October 2017 | Gay Community News
  • Protesters stage London demo against plans for patient ID checks

    Critics fear checks will destroy relationship NHS staff have with patients and create climate of fear that stops people accessing care

    02 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • Gay Male Immigrants May be at High Risk of HIV Infection Due to Stigma

    MSM migrants are potentially affected by stigmas directed toward sexual minorities and toward immigrants.

    04 September 2017 | Yale School of Public Health
  • Ensuring Migrants Have Access To HIV, TB Treatment Critical To Reversing Epidemics In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

    Michel Kazatchkine: There must be a halt to the deportation of migrants based on health status in the countries where it is still in practice; the region needs to ensure migrants have access to HIV services, including ART, and to full course TB/MDR-TB treatment in the host country; national and regional responses around infectious diseases like HIV and TB urgently need to be reviewed to include migrants as a vulnerable group.

    27 March 2017 | Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report / Huffington Post
  • WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

    New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.

    23 March 2017 | World Health Organization
  • Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

    The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable - including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive - there have been worrying increases, data showed on Monday.

    21 March 2017 | Reuters
  • Report highlights sexual health barriers for gay Asian men in New South Wales

    The research shows that sexual practices among gay Asian men in Sydney have changed over recent years. Rates of condomless intercourse with casual partners have increased to 37 per cent from 14 per cent in 2002, now on par with the general gay community. ACON call for effective strategies to enhance HIV prevention and education in the community.

    23 February 2017 | Star Observer
  • US: Immigrant Women Face Many Barriers to HIV Testing and Care

    Immigrant women living with HIV often juggle multiple identities, all of which are the target of discrimination and stigma: HIV status, female gender, person of color, foreign accent and/or poor command of English. Many also come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV and/or have experienced trauma and abuse during their journey to the U.S. These disadvantages are compounded by policies that prevent immigrants' access to health insurance, fear of immigration enforcement, low socio-economic status and cultural belief systems that may be at odds with mainstream U.S. health care practices.

    03 January 2017 | The Body
  • HIV has no borders, but its treatment does. Why this needs to change

    South Africa and Zimbabwe have made significant strides rolling out antiretroviral programmes. But the regional expansion of antiretroviral programmes still needs much work and needs to integrate migration.

    15 December 2016 | The Conversation
  • "Callous, cold and deliberately duplicitous": calling out racism in Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure cases 1989-2015

    Report issued by Canadian university researchers calls for fairness and accuracy in the newsroom and an end to coverage that stigmatizes people with HIV.

    07 December 2016 | Positive Lite
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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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