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  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Globally, People With HIV Are Starting Treatment Earlier
    Poz | 4 hours ago

    But the median CD4 count at treatment start is below 350, which means work is needed to catch up to World Health Organization guidelines.

  • PrEP
    PrEPster joins call for PrEP for women
    Prepster | 7 hours ago

    PrEPster today joined with other leading PrEP advocate organisations in calling for PrEP for women in the UK.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online — But Should You?
    NPR | 7 hours ago

    Startups are popping up online to help serve what they see as unmet demand for STD testing. The question is whether those companies can survive — at least one left the market before its product even launched — and whether the services they offer get the right tests to the right people.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Bristol-Myers Squibb nixes 58 marketing jobs as HIV medications near patent cliff
    FiercePharma | 8 hours ago

    Bristol-Myers Squibb will soon bid farewell to its exclusive lock on a pair of HIV drugs—and, as a result, 58 workers will bid farewell to their jobs.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Antonio Reyes-Minana jailed for infecting men with HIV
    BBC | 8 hours ago

    A 25-year-old man who recklessly infected two other men with HIV has been jailed for seven years. The Crown Prosecution Service said he had "explicitly lied" about his HIV status in the case of one victim and that scientific evidence supported the case that he had transmitted the virus to the victims.

  • Testing policies and guidelines
    Zambian Health Minister - It’s not Mandatory HIV Testing
    Lusaka Times | 8 hours ago

    Government appears to have backed down on its decision to introduce mandatory testing for HIV in Zambia. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya clarified that what Government will be implementing is routine testing for HIV as part of diagnostic screening to be initiated by the health care provider.

  • PrEP
    Australia: PrEP listing decision deferred
    Australian Journal of Pharmacy | 9 hours ago

    An HIV prevention advocate has vowed to keep fighting for pre exposure prophylaxis to be PBS listed. The decision was deferred in order to seek further information regarding cost-effectiveness.

  • PrEP
    How PrEP changed Matt's life
    BBC (video) | 9 hours ago

    The arrival of HIV/Aids in the 1980s had a devastating effect on gay communities around the world. Sexual intercourse was linked to the risk of contracting a deadly disease. We explore how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has changed Matt's attitudes to sex.

  • PrEP
    PrEP impact trial questions and answers
    NHS England | 9 hours ago

    NHS England has announced the start of a pioneering implementation trial to provide HIV prevention drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Men on PrEP & HIV-positive men are getting hepatitis C during sex—here’s why
    BETA blog | 18 August 2017

    Hepatitis C is best known as an infection transmitted by blood, with most new cases of hepatitis C caused by sharing injection drug use equipment. But this dangerous infection, which … Read More →

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

With advances in HIV testing, treatment and care, some countries are making great progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target.

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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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