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  • Trump Marks World AIDS Day. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    Answers from the Twitterverse.

    04 December 2017 | Poz
  • Now Mugabe is gone there is a chance to get HIV/AIDS under control

    In Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, the poor and the marginalised with HIV/AIDS lived on borrowed time. Although there were significant strides in reducing the country’s HIV prevalence from an average of 27% in the 1990s to less than 15% in 2017, those pushed into extreme poverty continue to fight a daily battle against corruption and prejudice which limits their access to vital treatment, support and care. Now Mugabe is gone there is a glimmer of hope. But Zimbabwe’s new leaders need to take action quickly before more lives are lost.

    01 December 2017 | The Conversation
  • Cuba’s HIV Sanatoriums: Prisons or Public Health Tool?

    An interview with Dr. Jorge Pérez Ávila, former sanatorium director and renowned HIV expert, and medical anthropologist and activist Alfredo González, on Cuba’s controversial sanatorium system.

    27 November 2017 | North American Congress on Latin America
  • Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2017

    By David Alain Wohl, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

    19 November 2017 | The Body Pro
  • HIV in West and Central Africa – the state of an epidemic left behind

    The UNAIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and African Union 18-month catch-up plan aims to increase treatment access and reduce mortality in West and Central Africa.

    10 November 2017 | Avert
  • Eliminating viral hepatitis: time to match visions with action

    Fundamentally, the tools needed to move towards elimination targets already exist—an effective vaccine for hepatitis B and a curative treatment for hepatitis C. What is needed now more than anything else is the political will to scale up prevention, diagnosis, and treatment programmes.

    10 November 2017 | The Lancet (editorial)
  • US: Trump Policy Harming Kenya, Uganda Health Services

    Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that was released today. The changes have resulted in a loss of training and equipment from nongovernmental groups for government health clinics, and widespread confusion about implementation. Human Rights Watch sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions.

    06 November 2017 | Human Rights Watch Health
  • Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With 'Sassitude'

    Dr Agnes Binagwaho has been unafraid to defy authority by speaking her mind. In the process, she has helped to transform Rwanda's health system.

    30 October 2017 | NPR
  • Price’s “Quarantine” Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

    What should we, as infectious diseases/HIV specialists, say about this regressive and anachronistic perspective? How about taking the high road and sticking to the science?

    25 October 2017 | NEJM Journal Watch
  • From opioids to HIV — a public health threat in Trump country

    The prospect that HIV is transforming itself from a disease that primarily affected gay men and minorities in urban centers to one that targets rural, red-state America could have huge political, as well as public health implications.

    23 October 2017 | Politico
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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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