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  • Hysteria about drugs and harm minimisation. It's always the same old story

    "No matter how impressive the evidence of benefits, or how weak the evidence of serious side effects or how badly a strategy is needed, new harm reduction strategies are always greeted the same way: with relentless hostility. Debates about harm reduction always follow the same pattern. Hysterical fears are confidently asserted as if proven beyond doubt while potential benefits, often based on considerable research and experience, are dismissed or ignored."

    23 August 2016 | The Guardian
  • As Trump Vice President, Mike Pence Would Be a Nightmare for People With HIV

    There is nothing in Mike Pence's statements or actions to suggest that he has learned anything from the HIV outbreak that ran rampant through Scott County, Indiana, when he governed the state. As one indication of his HIV priorities, his advocacy for LGBT conversion therapy while in the U.S. House of Representatives included proposing that the Ryan White Care Act be reauthorized only if monies were redirected towards organizations "which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior."

    15 August 2016 | The Body
  • Black Gay Man Takes Center Stage at DNC to Talk About HIV

    For the first time in 12 years, a person living with HIV addressed a major political party at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Daniel Driffin, a 30 year old native of Atlanta, Georgia, took center stage yesterday, speaking about HIV & AIDS advocacy.

    29 July 2016 | Human Rights Campaign (blog)
  • Political leadership is critical to ending the AIDS epidemic

    Political commitment is an essential component of the AIDS response on the African continent. Most of the gains made on HIV prevention and treatment are a result of a strong partnership between the leaders of government, civil society, the private sector and communities.

    19 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • ONE issues warning to African leaders attending IAC: Step up fight against HIV and AIDS or risk millions of lives

    Two-decades of progress towards defeating HIV and AIDS will be undone unless African Governments and the international community immediately step up their efforts to fight the disease, anti-poverty group ONE will warn delegates attending the International AIDS Conference in Durban this week.

    18 July 2016 | ONE
  • International AIDS Conference returns to Durban to define path forward to ending AIDS

    More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers have gathered in Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the world’s largest forum devoted to any single health or development issue. The conference returns to Durban after 16 years and will feature 2,500 scientific abstracts and hundreds of events.

    18 July 2016 | AIDS 2016
  • WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

    The World Health Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response.

    17 July 2016 | WHO
  • South Africa ushers in a new era for HIV

    The country has developed the biggest programme of antiretroviral therapy in the world. Now scientists are exploring the long-term consequences of the drugs.

    14 July 2016 | Nature
  • New Durban Declaration highlights five scientific advances, five structural barriers

    As the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban approaches, the declaration of its purpose does what the statement produced by the recent United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS declined to do, holding up both the opportunities that could end the pandemic, and the obstacles keeping that from happening.

    08 July 2016 | Science Speaks
  • Linda-Gail Bekker: Ending Aids in South Africa is ‘ambitious but plausible’

    Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and professor of medicine at the University of Cape Town will become president of the International AIDS Society – the world’s largest association of HIV professionals – at the 18-22 July’s International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban.

    30 June 2016 | Medical Brief
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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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