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  • Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families

    “We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

    11 July 2018 | Poz
  • Can the Global Fund survive?

    France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. The result may make or break the Global Fund.

    09 July 2018 | The Lancet
  • Here's What The Government Says It Will Do To Improve LGBT People's Lives

    "The £4.5 million budget is derisory and insulting," said Peter Tatchell as the government unveiled its promises to LGBT people.

    03 July 2018 | BuzzFeed News
  • Q&A: 'Global gag rule' hits Kenya's largest reproductive health organization

    This month, Family Health Options Kenya shuttered its clinic in Kitengela, Kenya. The clinic, which had operated for more than four years, was closed in response to funding cuts due to the “global gag rule.” FHOK, which is the country’s first and largest sexual and reproductive health organization, provided 3.1 million reproductive health services in 2016.

    30 June 2018 | Devex
  • Zimbabwe launches 'HIV prevention' pill

    Government last week launched the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy (PrEP), which is meant to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. Speaking at the "Million Men Circumcised" celebrations and launch of the PrEP Strategy in Harare on Friday, Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa said the oral PrEP was strictly for those who were at a higher risk of contracting HIV.

    18 June 2018 | Bulawayo 24 News
  • Trump admin adopts Obama-era goals in fighting HIV/AIDS

    The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy issued a 69-page progress report indicating the Trump administration has “affirmed its support” for the 2010 National AIDS Strategy, which was issued during the Obama administration and enumerated gay and bisexual men as groups vulnerable to the disease.

    15 June 2018 | Washington Blade
  • How to Deal With Conflicts About Ex-Lovers, HIV, Trump and More

    A provocative interview with author Sarah Schulman also reveals the most pressing issues facing gay people and the HIV community.

    13 June 2018 | Poz
  • Another Trump casualty: the presidential AIDS council

    In a scathing letter, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned. “The Trump Administration has no strategy to address the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, seeks zero input from experts to formulate HIV policy, and — most concerning — pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease,” wrote Scott A. Schoettes, a former council member.

    11 June 2018 | The Boston Globe
  • Elton John Just Blasted The Government For "Savage Cuts" To Sexual Health Services

    "This fight is being harmed by a lack of investment," the rock star said at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Lecture on HIV.

    09 June 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • UK chair of scandal-hit UN agency says 'no appetite' to pursue sexual harassment claims

    The British official chairing the board of a scandal-hit UN agency has said its leaders have “no appetite” for pursuing action over specific sexual harassment allegations. The Independent can reveal the comment was allegedly made by the top civil servant chairing the UNAIDS coordinating board, in a phone call with a leading international women’s rights campaigner.

    04 June 2018 | The Independent
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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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