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  • 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
  • Groups working to end AIDS fear losing ground under Trump

    Advocates working to end the AIDS epidemic fear they may lose ground under the Trump administration after coming within reach of ending the disease’s siege in the U.S. and abroad.

    28 February 2018 | The Hill
  • For The Trump Administration, Anti-LGBT Stances Inform HIV Policy

    During their 13 months in power, the Trump administration has made it abundantly clear that they have no desire to protect the rights of the LGBT community and, if anything, are actively looking to undermine them.

    28 February 2018 | AIDS United
  • Trump’s global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

    President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it “devastating” because Trump went where no administration had gone before.

    23 January 2018 | Associated Press
  • American HIV Activists Prepare for What Lies Ahead in 2018

    In the past year, health advocacy in the U.S. was a real stressor. President Donald Trump (along with the GOP-led houses of Congress) came into office fully focused on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reforming taxes to benefit the wealthy. This move could have taken us back to the days of AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, people with HIV being denied coverage, and people being refused coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    16 January 2018 | The Body
  • Experts worry about consequences of Trump’s HIV/AIDS council firings

    Without explanation, the Trump administration fired every remaining member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in letters on Dec. 27. The firings came 6 months after six members of the council publicly resigned in a letter that said President Donald J. Trump “simply does not care” about the subject of HIV/AIDS. Experts question the timing and meaning of the terminations by a White House now seen as detached from the HIV/AIDS community and possibly disdainful of science-based solutions to public health issues.

    10 January 2018 | Healio
  • Trump administration fires all members of HIV/AIDS advisory council

    The remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS were fired en masse this week. Months after a half-dozen members resigned in protest of the Trump administration's position on health policies, the White House dismissed the rest through a form letter.

    31 December 2017 | Washington Post
  • CDC Reportedly Bans Words Including “Transgender” and “Science-Based”

    The Trump Administration is forbidding policy analysts at the nation’s main public health agency from using seven words and phrases, including transgender, fetus and evidence-based, in official documents dealing with the upcoming budget, The Washington Post reported. That assertion is a “complete mischaracterization of discussions,” says an HHS spokesperson.

    19 December 2017 | Poz
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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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