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  • PrEP
    Privilege and Profit Corrupt the PrEP Access Debate
    Poz | 8 hours ago

    If most folks are getting their PrEP for free, then who cares what Gilead charges? Peter Staley explains why ALL of us should care.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    South Africa: Almost half of injecting drug users surveyed have contracted Hepatitis C
    Bhekisisa | 9 hours ago

    Almost half of injecting drug users surveyed have contracted Hepatitis CBhekisisaClose to half of injecting drug users surveyed in South Africa are living with the potentially deadly Hepatitis C virus, a new study has found. But a drug that could cure them, and that is used in several countries, remains unavailable in South Africa.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    ViiV, Janssen’s two-drug HIV regimen hits PhIII targets
    Pharma Times | 9 hours ago

    ViiV Healthcare and Janssen have unveiled positive headline data from a late-stage trial of their injectable two-drug regimen for the treatment of HIV.

  • Treatment for women
    Lynne Mofenson, M.D., Explains the Dolutegravir Risks for People With HIV Who Want to Get Pregnant
    The Body PRO | 9 hours ago

    Lynn Mofenson, M.D., who is a researcher with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, explains what is known about the potential risk of neural tube defects when dolutegravir is used around the time of conception.

  • Circumcision
    Medical male circumcision: is the HIV prevention claim wrong?
    Business Day | 9 hours ago

    Circumcision is a proven intervention that reduces the chance of contracting HIV by 60%, but to scientists’ surprise, a study has found that medically circumcised older men in Mpumalanga had a higher rate of HIV than uncircumcised men.

  • PrEP
    People taking HIV-prevention pill may get more primary care
    Reuters | 9 hours ago

    When people take daily pills to minimize their chances of getting HIV, they are also more likely to get routine care like flu shots and recommended screenings for common health problems, a U.S. study suggests.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First: Preferences for HIV Care in Zambia
    UCSF News Services | 9 hours ago

    As a healthcare patient, what would you sacrifice for a provider with a nice—rather than rude—attitude? For HIV patients in Zambia, the answer may surprise you. According to findings of a study published August 13, 2018, in PLOS Medicine, HIV patients in Zambia were willing to increase wait time and travel distance—and accept significant reduction in medication—in order to access a healthcare provider with a nice attitude.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Inside Namibia's HIV success story
    Devex | 9 hours ago

    Facing one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, Namibia has become the first country in Africa to have more than three-quarters of its HIV-affected population virally suppressed — and insiders are crediting political commitment, good data, and community-centered HIV programs for the remarkable achievement.

  • Transgender people
    Intervention for young transgender women to reduce risk of HIV
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 14 August 2018

    Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender women who received standard preventive care with testing for HIV/sexually transmitted infections and counseling in a randomized clinical trial.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Will the Genetic Analysis–Based HIV Surveillance Safeguard Privacy?
    Poz | 14 August 2018

    The CDC is beginning to use molecular surveillance of HIV to identify transmission clusters, which has some privacy advocates concerned.

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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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