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  • PrEP
    First year Amsterdam PrEP project complete
    GGD Amsterdam | 5 hours ago

    Last year the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD) started the Amsterdam PrEP project, a research project focused on the applicability of PrEP for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals. We now have a picture of the first 200 participants and of national developments over the past year. Almost three-quarters of participants preferred daily PrEP to event-based use (before and after sex). PrEP protected almost all participants from HIV. Two participants contracted an HIV infection in the past year. (To read the press release in English, click the link on the right-hand side of the page).

  • PrEP
    Report recommends PrEP for use in Scotland
    HIV Scotland | 7 hours ago

    Last week, a report recommending PrEP for use in Scotland was endorsed by the Executive Leads Network, who govern Scotland's Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework. The report was written by the Scottish HIV PrEP Short Life Working Group (SLWG), administered by HIV Scotland and chaired by Dr Rak Nandwani.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies
    Science Daily | 7 hours ago

    New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    A promising Hep C program seems to be working — and it could be a model for other countries
    Business Insider | 7 hours ago

    Georgia, a country nestled against the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia with a population of 3.7 million, has since taken on a public health effort to help reduce its prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV for short) by 90% by 2020.

  • The search for a cure
    Gene therapy goes global: Portable device could make future cancer, HIV cures affordable
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | 21 October 2016

    A tabletop device that enables medical staff to genetically manipulate a patient’s blood to deliver potential new therapies for cancer, HIV and other diseases would eliminate the need for multimillion-dollar “clean rooms,” making gene therapy more possible for even the poorest of countries.

  • PrEP
    Norway to provide free HIV-preventing PrEP drugs to at-risk gay men
    Pink News | 21 October 2016

    Norway has this week become the second country in Europe to make PrEP available, announcing that PrEP drugs will be available free of charge to at-risk groups via its National Health Scheme. According to HIV Norway, Minister for Health and Social Care Bent Høie announced the move, making Norway the first country in Europe to make the drug completely free for users (French users have to pay a small and largely reimbursible upfront fee.)

  • Experiences of stigma
    NHS Under Pressure To Explain “Homophobic” Response To HIV Drug Ruling
    BuzzFeed | 21 October 2016

    NHS England is facing calls from leading HIV charities and a Conservative MP to explain why it heavily edited a press statement on a court ruling about an HIV prevention drug to include lines that have been described as “homophobic” and “irresponsible”.

  • The search for a cure
    HIV active in tissues of patients who were treated, study shows
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 20 October 2016

    UCSF researchers have found in autopsy tissue samples of patients treated with antiretrovirals that the virus evolved and migrated among tissues similar to the way it did in patients who had never received antiretroviral treatment, despite the fact that the treated patients had undetectable levels of virus in their blood.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Large increases in HIV suppression needed to reduce new infections in critical population
    National Institutes of Health | 20 October 2016

    Achieving moderate reduction of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) will depend on significantly increasing the percentage of HIV-infected MSM whose viral load is suppressed to undetectable levels, according to a new mathematical model based on data from Baltimore. Access and adherence to antiretroviral therapy are key to sustained HIV suppression, which dramatically reduces the risk of transmitting HIV to others.

  • Finance and funding
    A Decade of Flat Funding Could Imperil Progress of the HIV Prevention Research Pipeline
    Resource Tracking for HIV Prevention R&D Working Group | 20 October 2016

    A new report released today at the second HIV Research for Prevention Conference in Chicago documents 2015 funding, highlighting a decade of flat funding and its potential impact on continued innovation in the HIV prevention research and development (R&D) field.

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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