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  • Nutrition
    Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone'
    BBC Health | 23 hours ago

    Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice in England and Wales says.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Implementation of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS discussed at International AIDS Conference
    UNAIDS | 25 July 2016

    In June 2016, United Nations Member States committed to implementing a bold agenda to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. The progressive, new and actionable Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets and actions that must be achieved by 2020 to get on the Fast-Track and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • PrEP
    European CHMP Adopts Positive Opinion on Truvada® for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
    Gilead press release | 22 July 2016

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has adopted a positive opinion on the company’s Type II variation application for once-daily Truvada® (emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil 245 mg) in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection among uninfected adults at high risk, a strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Global advocacy highlights against HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016
    HIV Justice Network | 22 July 2016

    Yesterday, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalisation based on updated research from our Advancing HIV Justice 2 report.

  • TB treatment
    Daily TB Treatment Better Than Intermittent
    MedPage Today HIV/AIDS | 22 July 2016

    Patients diagnosed with tuberculosis as well as HIV do better in combating tuberculosis with an intensified daily regimen rather than intermittent therapy that delivers less medicine, researchers reported here.

  • How HIV causes disease
    HIV entry mechanism into immune cell nucleus revealed
    HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today | 22 July 2016

    How does HIV enter the nucleus of immune cells when it is bigger than the pores in its walls? New research shows it hijacks a protein to enlarge the pores.

  • Prisoners
    South Africa: All HIV Positive Inmates to Receive Treatment
    AllAfrica | 22 July 2016

    All HIV positive inmates in South Africa's correctional centres will from September this year receive life-saving antiretroviral drugs, irrespective of their CD4 count.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    South Africa: Produce HIV Drugs Locally, Says Science Minister
    AllAfrica | 22 July 2016

    Durban -South Africa should advocate for the creation of local HIV drug manufacturing companies and stop depending on foreign pharmaceutical multinationals for these drugs, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

  • Immune-Enhancing Treatment May Destabilize HIV Reservoirs
    NIAID | 21 July 2016

    Findings presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, suggest that combining ART with an immune-enhancing treatment may destabilize viral reservoirs in macaques infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    WHO Updates Patent Status Info For New Hepatitis C Medicines
    Intellectual Property Watch | 21 July 2016

    The World Health Organization has issued updated information on the patent status of hepatitis C medicines, including assessments of hurdles for affordable generic versions of latest drugs.

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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.

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