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  • US Decision 2016: The Politics of a Pandemic

    National, state and local races will affect HIV prevention, care and treatment—both at home and abroad.

    04 October 2016 | Poz
  • US Party Platforms and Candidate Positions: How the Two Parties Measure Up on HIV

    Evaluate HIV-related issues in the 2016 election.

    04 October 2016 | Poz
  • South Africa's Fifth National AIDS plan presents SA’s greatest challenge yet

    Mark Heywood writes: This will be our country’s fifth national AIDS plan since democracy. It is certainly the most critical. This is the do or die plan. Literally. I’ve been involved in all five so please allow me to reflect on why this one is so important.

    03 October 2016 | Spotlight
  • Americans Still Say HIV/AIDS Is an Important 2016 Election Topic

    With fewer than 10 weeks until the November general election, there is no shortage of topics for the presidential candidates to discuss and debate. On the health care front, the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2016 indicates that, though health-related concerns have largely taken a backseat in media coverage, a number of these issues -- including HIV -- are priorities for voting Americans.

    12 September 2016 | The Body
  • Gaps remain in Russia's response to HIV/AIDS

    Russia has drafted its first national HIV/AIDS policy in a decade, but it falls far short of what is needed to curb the country's growing epidemic, say experts.

    31 August 2016 | The Lancet
  • 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
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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