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  • WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

    The World Health Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response.

    17 July 2016 | WHO
  • Judge urged to overturn NHS decision not to fund HIV prevention treatment

    Court hears National Aids Trust challenge over NHS England decision to exclude PrEP drug from commissioning cycle.

    14 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • Funding PrEP for HIV prevention

    Whatever route is finally chosen to fund PrEP, bouncing the decision across systems that are all funded by the same taxpayer will inevitably result in the continued and preventable further spread of HIV. This will generate avoidable mortality and increase future NHS costs for treatment. Perhaps it is time for NHS England just to “do the right thing.”

    08 July 2016 | The BMJ
  • National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men

    We are failing to meet the sexual health needs of gay and bisexual men. The 21% increase in gonorrhoea cases and 19% increase in syphilis cases are not out of the blue. Instead of investing properly in prevention and sexual health services, the Government made an in-year cut to the public health budget of £200 million last year.

    05 July 2016 | NAT press release
  • Five Exciting HIV Prevention Studies We’re Paying Attention To

    What’s on the horizon of HIV prevention? Here are five clinical trials to pay attention to, if you’re interested in what the next big breakthrough in the HIV prevention field may be.

    30 June 2016 | BETA blog
  • More schooling reduces HIV risk. But by how much?

    There are any number of arguments for boosting the education of girls in poorer nations. A person who knows more, regardless of gender, tends to earn more. The children of mothers with more education often do better themselves. Senator Tim Kaine added another item to the list, claiming, "For every extra year that a girl stays in secondary school, her chance of getting infected with HIV/AIDS decreases by half."

    27 June 2016 | PolitiFact
  • Doctors propose 'supervised consumption rooms' for drug addicts

    Doctors at the BMA's annual meeting in Belfast backed a motion calling for "evidence-based interventions" for drug users, including "heroin-assisted treatment" and providing safe spaces for some drug users.

    27 June 2016 | Daily Record
  • Gay sex survey: why preventing HIV means calling an end to finger pointing

    Thinking of HIV prevention only one topic at a time - like chemsex or PrEP - impedes our ability to provide education across the wide range of needs in the community. Looking for singular solutions has not got us ahead of the curve on HIV infections among men having sex with each other. It is a complex multifaceted problem that requires sustained systemic change in a wide range of social institutions.

    21 June 2016 | The Conversation
  • Open letter: on futility of proposed UK PrEP study

    The following letter was sent to NHS England in response to being asked to join a community advisory board for proposed further PrEP research. While there are important questions that might still be useful, this proposed study is looking at none of these.

    16 June 2016 | HIV i-Base
  • Stop stalling and make PrEP for HIV available now

    NHS England’s vacillating has thrown into stark relief a health system that is not designed to come to timely and confident decisions about nationally important preventive interventions, for all the talk we hear of prevention being the new health priority. Further delay to pre-exposure prophylaxis risks the NHS appearing discriminatory of populations at risk.

    07 June 2016 | The BMJ
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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