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  • CDC to roll back data collection on the health and well-being of LGBT people

    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official disclosed that it will roll back support for the collection of data on the health and well-being of LGBT people through the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

    18 May 2018 | Williams Institute
  • Laurie Garrett: Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it. But it is not hard to see why President Trump would see Redfield's hardcore, right-wing credentials as a good fit. It is another example of the Trump administration's willingness to place politics over sensible public policy.

    16 May 2018 | CNN
  • One of Russia’s Only Websites on HIV Education Blocked For ‘Violating’ Propaganda Law

    On Sunday, the news website Parni Plus received a notice from Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal supervision agency for information technologies and communications, that it “contains data prohibited for distribution in the Russian Federation.”

    08 May 2018 | INTO
  • Computer Models Are Changing How We Craft HIV-AIDS Policies

    A computer modeling of AIDS-affected populations of sub-Saharan Africa has recently enabled the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify a cost-effective measure to address the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant HIV in the region.

    04 May 2018 | Healthcare Analytics News
  • Human Rights Campaign Releases Hard-Hitting Video Highlighting Mike Pence's Dangerous Record on HIV and AIDS

    “Mike Pence has spent his career putting people in danger by denying them access to HIV prevention and treatment,” said Ashland Johnson, HRC’s Director of Public Education and Research. “From spreading misinformation about condom use, to contributing to a major outbreak of HIV and AIDS in his home state -- Pence has been reckless with the health and lives of those he is sworn to serve, choosing to promote a dangerous ideology over making the right decisions for the American people.”

    30 April 2018 | Human Rights Campaign
  • International AIDS Society Commitments in 2018

    An excerpt from the IAS annual letter in advance of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam.

    26 April 2018 | Poz
  • PEPFAR highlights gains and accountability, while treatment advocates highlight “Deadly Impact” of policy, funding gaps

    The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief today released its 14th Annual Report to Congress, highlighting advances against HIV globally. It leaves open questions about the eventual success of a program facing persisting challenges of unmet needs, a population explosion among those at greatest risks, flat budget allocations, an unprecedentedly restrictive “Mexico City” policy, and the continued threat of radical funding cuts.

    11 April 2018 | Science Speaks
  • Concerns About Robert Redfield for CDC

    Nominated to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Redfield has close ties with anti-gay and anti-PLHIV activists.

    22 March 2018 | Poz
  • Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow New CDC Head

    The Trump administration announced that HIV expert Dr. Robert Redfield will lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ignoring complaints that his work on a high-profile vaccine research more than 20 years ago was flawed. “Either he was egregiously sloppy with data or it was fabricated,” said former Air Force Lt. Col. Craig Hendrix, a doctor who is now director of the division of clinical pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    22 March 2018 | Kaiser Health News
  • More than 200 Scientists, Researchers and Clinicians including the co-discoverer of HIV Denounce Trump Administration Policies that Undermine the Global HIV Response

    More than 200 HIV scientists, researchers and clinicians – including Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, a virologist and Nobel Laureate who co-discovered HIV; Linda-Gail Bekker, President of the International AIDS Society; and the HIV Medicine Association – have signed an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump denouncing the deterioration of evidence-based policymaking during his administration. The letter was released today on the final day of the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Massachusetts.

    08 March 2018 | Health Gap
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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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