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  • Botswana scraps gay sex laws in big victory for LGBTQ rights in Africa

    Botswana's High Court has overturned a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual same-sex relations in a landmark victory for Africa's LGBTQ movements. The ruling comes just a month after Kenya's high court upheld its laws criminalizing homosexuality.

    11 June 2019 | CNN
  • US: Planning for Retirement While Living With HIV

    Whether you're on public assistance or you're more well off, there are things you can do to plan for a secure future.

    03 June 2019 | The Body
  • People Before Politics: 4 Key Points in HR19’s Opening Ceremony

    The Harm Reduction International Conference 2019 (HR19) has begun in Porto, with several influential speakers delivering inspiring and poignant remarks at the opening ceremony. HR19 comes at a crucial moment in the development of drug policies across the globe. Many countries find themselves at a drug policy crossroads; do they pursue health and human rights-oriented approaches that reduce potential drug harms, or maintain policies of criminalisation and repression that have long-characterised the global drug war?

    29 April 2019 | Talking Drugs
  • Challenging My Own Bigotry

    An HIV-negative gay man confronts his history with men living with the virus.

    25 April 2019 | Poz
  • Employers’ unlawful vetting of job applicant health conditions and disabilities persists, says NAT

    Today marks nine years since the Equality Act was passed, yet social care providers across London have been found to be openly breaking rules it introduced, designed to prevent discrimination in employment. A report published today by NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows continued use of unlawful pre-employment health questions amongst these employers.

    08 April 2019 | National AIDS Trust
  • New UN guidelines to mainstream human rights in the global drugs debate

    In early March, the Chief Executives Board of the United Nations, representing 31 UN agencies – including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – adopted a common position on drug policy. Among the actions agreed is was a commitment to “support the development and implementation of policies that put people, health and human rights at the centre … and to promote a rebalancing of drug policies and interventions towards public health approaches”.

    19 March 2019 | The Conversation
  • Athens Checkpoint HIV test centre target of arson attack

    The culprits tore down the LGBTQ rainbow flag on the balcony, from which they gained access to the offices and set the fire with gasoline.

    13 March 2019 | ToBHMA
  • Travel bans reveal state of HIV discrimination

    As World Aids Day marks its 30th anniversary, travel restrictions for people living with HIV remain common around the world, including bans on entry, denial of work and residence permits, and even deportations.

    29 November 2018 | Graphic News
  • Jackie Morton – Disclosure? No exposure!

    Sharing your HIV status ought to be a personal choice in every case and our decision not to disclose our status to our two sons survived for nine years until my admission to hospital on 5 November 2018 following a heart attack.

    22 November 2018 | EATG
  • The Crucial Link Between Drug Policy and HIV Rates

    The evidence that a government’s posture toward drug use affects HIV rates is compelling, and there are a number of case studies from around the world that suggest a therapy-first approach could significantly lower HIV transmission rates among PWID.

    18 September 2018 | MD Magazine
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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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