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  • PrEP
    Has Anyone Gotten HIV When They Were on PrEP?
    The Body | 16 hours ago

    Reprot from Damon L Jacobs of PrEP Facts: "At least 300,000 individuals are now using PrEP worldwide, and only two incidents have been reported where individuals with verified adherence to the drug acquired HIV. Three additional cases have been reported with unconfirmed adherence, and three are currently under investigation."

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Orban is not delivering health for Hungary
    The Lancet | 21 April 2018

    Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic strength over the health of their people...An OECD Country Health Profile on Hungary in 2017 offers a stark comparison with health outcomes in other European Union (EU) countries. Life expectancy in Hungary is nearly 5 years below the EU average...lower than all of Hungary's immediate neighbours with the exception of Romania. Under Orban's leadership, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has more than doubled in a decade, rising from 1·0 per 100 000 in 2005 to 2·7 per 100 000 in 2015.

  • Adherence
    Uganda:HIV Patients to Get Rewards for Taking ARVs
    AllAfrica | 20 April 2018

    Mildmay Uganda and the United States based RAND Corporation yesterday launched a five-year research study of rewarding people living with HIV who take their antiretroviral drugs consistently.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Mumbai fast-tracks AIDS response by spearheading innovations to end epidemic by 2030
    UNAIDS | 20 April 2018

    Population growth and fast urbanization, fuelled by sustained immigration and accelerating mobility, are rapidly changing the socio-economic and behavioural patterns of people in big cities.

  • Delivery of care
    New care standards for HIV aim to boost quality despite funding pressures
    OnMedica | 20 April 2018

    Treatment advances mean that HIV is becoming more common in people over the age of 50, and services need to better reflect the need for care over the life course, says the British HIV Association today on the issue of its latest set of quality standards for people living with HIV.

  • The search for a cure
    Top HIV cure research team refutes major recent results on how to identify HIV persistence
    Medical Xpress | 19 April 2018

    An international team focused on HIV cure research spearheaded by The Wistar Institute in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, Spain, established that the CD32 molecule is not a preferential biomarker to identify HIV silent reservoirs within the immune system of patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), as proposed by a recent landmark study.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 19 April 2018

    Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ISGlobal - an institution supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation - and led by the European Liver Patient's Association.

  • HIV and criminal law
    The Man Who Deliberately Infected Five Gay Men With HIV Has Been Jailed For Life
    Buzzfeed | 18 April 2018

    Daryll Rowe became the first person in England to be convicted of intentionally spreading the virus after infecting five men and attempting to infect five more. One of his victims told BuzzFeed News: "He's got what he deserved."

  • Finance and funding
    First long-term study finds half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS
    EurekAlert (press release) | 18 April 2018

    Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease. The total was $562.6 billion over the 16-year period. Annual spending peaked in 2013 with $49.7 billion. Two years later, $48.9 billion was provided for the care, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

  • PrEP
    Vaginal implant might stop HIV transmission
    New Atlas | 17 April 2018

    Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a promising new medical device that could help protect women from HIV. The technology consists of a vaginal implant that basically reduces the amount of targets the virus can latch onto during sex, and may prove a more effective measure than some anti-HIV drugs or condoms in fending off infections.

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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

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