All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • PrEP
    Governor of California signs law requiring education about HIV-preventing PrEP drugs
    Pink News | 30 September 2016

    Governor of California Jerry Brown today signed a law introducing education about PrEP into the standard routine for those undergoing HIV tests.

  • HIV treatment
    Integrase inhibitors associated with improved viral suppression in HIV
    Healio | 29 September 2016

    The integrase inhibitor Tivicay combined with low-dose Sustiva was associated with higher rates of long-term viral suppression than standard-dose Sustiva in patients with HIV, data from a network meta-analysis indicated.

  • PrEP
    Toronto-led team explores different PrEP deployment scenarios
    CATIE | 29 September 2016

    Researchers in Toronto have developed computer simulations to study the possible impact that deploying PrEP could have on the HIV epidemic in that city.

  • PrEP
    How Do We Negotiate Condom Usage in the Age of PrEP?
    The Body | 29 September 2016

    When I have anal sex, I usually use condoms, even after being on PrEP for two years. But I've interviewed scores of people on PrEP, mostly cis gay men, and the majority either never use condoms or only use them at a partner's request.

  • PrEP
    Is NHS England’s decision to fight PrEP provision homophobic?
    The Gay UK | 29 September 2016

    I am convinced that the reason we are still having to fight for the implementation of PrEP, why we are even having this discussion at all, comes down to latent homophobia and a distaste for what we do in bed, and that moral judgements are getting in the way of facts.

  • Infant feeding
    Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use by Breastfeeding HIV-Uninfected Women | 29 September 2016

    In our study we wanted to understand whether drugs currently used for PrEP are excreted into breast milk and then absorbed by the breastfeeding infant in clinically significant concentrations when taken orally by their HIV-uninfected mothers to reduce their risk of acquiring HIV.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Australia leading world in hepatitis C treatment; but disease more prevalent in Aboriginal people
    ABC Online | 29 September 2016

    More people are on track to be cured of hepatitis C in Australia this year than over the past two decades combined, new research has shown.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    China Grapples With HIV Cases Among Gay Men, but Stigma Runs Deep
    Wall Street Journal | 28 September 2016

    Surge in infections worries health authorities and prompts soul-searching in conservative society.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    New TB report shows continuing decline in cases in England
    Public Health England | 28 September 2016

    New 2015 data shows evidence of positive start to the early implementation of the TB Strategy with cases down by a third since 2011 peak.

  • Young people
    UNC Receives $18 Million to Combine Tech & Health
    University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases | 28 September 2016

    "iTech will be home to six studies with each study using technology to address a barrier to the HIV care continuum,” said Hightow-Weidman. “For youth at risk of becoming infected with HIV, we will develop apps that list HIV testing sites and medical providers who prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to prevent HIV. For youth who test positive for the virus, we will develop electronic health interventions to engage them in care and improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy.”

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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