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  • Elton John awarded France's highest civilian award Legion d'Honneur

    The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron's office praised Sir Elton, 72, as a "melodic genius" and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community. He used his acceptance speech to promote his charity work.

    12 hours ago | BBC News
  • Exclusive: UNAIDS executive shortlist

    Five candidates are competing for the top job at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to replace Michel Sidibé, who led the organization since 2009 and left in May this year amid controversy. The shortlist includes only one woman and four men.

    24 June 2019 | Devex
  • An Open Letter to the Person Who Gave Me HIV

    Every time I tell someone I’m positive, I think of you. Not in anger, or resentment, but of the things about you that make me smile.

    19 June 2019 | Vice
  • My PrEP Story: Leander (part 3)

    I recently chatted with someone on Grindr who told me he “only did safe”. I asked him if that meant he preferred to use condoms. He said that’s obviously what ‘safe’ meant.

    17 June 2019 | Prepster
  • Dr Demetre Daskalakis: ‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten

    During his tenure, New York City has succeeded in lowering H.I.V. transmission rates, rolling out PrEP and rebranding the city’s STD (for sexually transmitted disease) Clinics as Sexual Health Clinics.

    13 June 2019 | New York Times
  • My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA (part 2)

    When a friend stays over, I notice the flash glance in the morning as I dole out my PrEP meds, hormones and vitamins from my divider and down them with citrus juice. Silence doesn’t ‘always’ speak volumes but in this case it does.

    11 June 2019 | Prepster
  • I Moved Back to Atlanta from Boston, and I've Been Out of HIV Meds for a Month

    HIV care is separate and unequal in America, health activist Mason writes, as "the system of care here feels no urgency around my survival."

    04 June 2019 | The Body
  • On the Shoulders of Giants: Cecilia Chung

    Cecilia Chung's extraordinary HIV and trans advocacy work started in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood -- the same place where a supportive community first helped her come to terms with her own gender identity, as well as her HIV status.

    03 June 2019 | The Body
  • “Be the change”: creating a voice for male sex workers in Malawi

    “If I want to see the change, I need to be the change,” said Aniz Mitha, the Executive Director of Community Health Rights Advocacy (CHeRA), an organization that works with male sex workers in Malawi. When Mr Mitha speaks of change, he does so with the quiet and unwavering authority of someone who knows what he is talking about.

    27 May 2019 | UNAIDS
  • The forgotten generation?

    Modern advancements such as U=U have redefined what it means to live with HIV. But, as Ross Duffin reports, for the long-term survivors the lived reality is not so rosy.

    21 May 2019 | Positive Living
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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

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