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  • UK’s first LGBT older person’s community planned for Manchester

    The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has been announced today by Manchester City Council.

    19 February 2017 | Manchester City Council
  • Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients

    HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study.

    26 January 2017 | University of California San Francisco
  • US: Maps Compare Low Income With High HIV Rates

    These maps show that some of the nation's poorest regions also have the highest HIV rates.

    09 January 2017 | HIV Plus
  • The Fight for HIV Travel Insurance Cover

    How a ten year battle to get travel cover for HIV patients changed the face of medical travel insurance.

    02 December 2016 | World First
  • Three out of four providers offer HIV life assurance

    Unusual Risks, the medical financial advisers, latest survey showed 75 per cent of insurers are now offering some form of HIV life assurance.

    02 December 2016 | Financial Adviser
  • To get to zero HIV infections, San Francisco needs to help the homeless

    Reaching the goal of zero HIV infections by 2020—a goal experts say the city is poised to accomplish—will mean figuring out how to support some of our city’s highest needs cases: people who are homeless or marginally housed.

    19 October 2016 | BETA blog
  • Association of British Insurers guide on life insurance to support customers with HIV

    A new guide has been produced by the Association of British Insurers to inform customers with HIV about life insurance.It lets people living with HIV know that they can get life insurance, and that they do not need to cancel an existing policy if they become HIV positive.

    28 July 2016 | Association of British Insurers
  • US study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program

    A study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

    21 June 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • SF supervisor looks to shield HIV survivors from rent spikes

    Supervisor Scott Wiener on Tuesday will introduce legislation at the Board of Supervisors that would close the rent control loophole, allowing those relying on the program to be protected from increases. The measure could begin providing protection as soon as July.

    17 May 2016 | SFGate
  • Free ARVs are not enough: the hidden costs of treating HIV in Nigeria

    The Nigerian government’s decision to provide antiretrovirals freely as part of HIV programmes at the country’s health facilities has dramatically improved the uptake of treatment. But it has not been enough to eliminate the high and sometimes inequitable economic burden of HIV/AIDS on households. Exorbitant food and transport costs, as well as the costs of illnesses linked to HIV, hinder full access to treatment services. Households end up having to fork out money they don’t necessarily have.

    15 March 2016 | The Conversation
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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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