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  • Health issues

    If you are ‘HIV positive’ this means that you have a virus called HIV in your body. It doesn’t mean that you are ill, or that...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Kaposi's sarcoma

    Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is an AIDS-defining cancer and was one of the first recognised HIV-related illnesses in the early 1980s. Unlike most cancers, which start...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Introduction to HIV and AIDS

    An introduction to HIV and AIDS, including how HIV is transmitted and detected, the history of the epidemic and definitions of disease stages....

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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  • Can We Say Goodbye to the Word AIDS?

    What do we lose by freeing ourselves from the word AIDS—or, what might we have to gain? It’s a question provoked by advances in HIV treatment and care and changes in the way that people live with and experience HIV and AIDS.

    06 May 2016 | BETA blog
  • New Thai-Taiwanese Syndrome Is Not AIDS 2.0

    The headlines are frightening: unrelated, otherwise healthy patients in Asia turning up with symptoms doctors associate with HIV infection. But though many questions remain about the new immunodeficiency, it’s not a harbinger of a global health calamity, says Kent Sepkowitz.

    28 August 2012 | Daily Beast
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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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