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  • Recreational drug use
    Chemsex Has Always Been With Us
    Huffington Post | 3 hours ago

    Not before time, the gay press in London, realising we have a dangerous drugs-and-sex scene here that is killing gay men, has finally started to cover it in an analytic, compassionate and sober way (pun intended). I’m pleased about this, and pleased by this powerfully written piece by David Stuart (see No one has done more to help and rescue gay Londoners who have got lost in the maze of chemsex, and help them achieve self-respect and structure in their lives. And yet I disagree that Chemsex is anything new. We gay men have been always been furtive about the sex we sex we want and do, and have always sought private, intoxicated spaces to do it in.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV? | 8 hours ago

    Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The U=U Consensus states that a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load through treatment cannot transmit the virus to a sexual partner

  • Sex workers
    Your secret guide to the business of sex
    Bhekisisa | 10 hours ago

    Clients and sex workers can team up to make sex work safer – and it starts with learning the business of sex. The social justice organisation, Sonke Gender Justice, has published a guide with what you need to know. Here is an edited extract.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating HIV
    New York Times | 10 hours ago

    Until recently, funding H.I.V. medicines worldwide looked like a noble, necessary — and never-ending — project. Now we know that treatment is prevention. Do it wide and well enough, and AIDS could be defeated. “This program started as a humanitarian outreach effort to demonstrate the compassion of the American people,” Birx said of Pepfar. “Now it’s translated into a program controlling the epidemic.”

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 10 hours ago

    Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries.

  • Harm reduction
    The Social Life of Opioids
    Scientific American | 10 hours ago

    In essence, if we want to have less opioid use, we may have to figure out how to have more love.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Daryll Rowe: 10 men now accusing hairdresser of deliberately infecting them with HIV
    The Independent | 10 hours ago

    More men have come forward to claim they were deliberately infected with HIV by a man who has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Daryll Rowe, who is currently in custody in Scotland, is now facing 10 complainants who say he tampered with contraception whilst having sex with them in Brighton between October 2015 and January 2016.

  • PrEP
    British Columbia government drags feet on HIV-prevention drug coverage
    Xtra | 10 hours ago

    In a statement to Xtra, the BC Ministry of Health says it will not be rolling out coverage of the HIV-prevention drugs anytime soon, despite a May 2017 interview in which now-premier John Horgan said it was a “mystery” why PrEP wasn’t already covered.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Aging is not a disease. It’s time we stop treating it that way
    BETA blog | 10 hours ago

    In honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, held this year on September 18, BETA invited HIV clinician and geriatrician Meredith Greene, MD, to share her perspective on HIV, health and ageism—and what we all can do to overcome the negative effects of age discrimination in our own lives.

  • Global health initiatives
    PEPFAR strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic
    Reuters | 10 hours ago

    The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s administration requested the program be cut by $1 billion earlier this year but the Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep funding largely unchanged at roughly $6 billion.

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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.

New EUROBulletin

Read the September edition of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin.

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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