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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  • HIV prevention policy
    Draft Philippine Law Would Boost AIDS Response
    Human Rights Watch | 18 hours ago

    Philippine lawmakers finally took action this week to improve the government’s response to the country’s HIV epidemic, filing a draft law to replace the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. The bill’s major flaw is its lack of specificity about the crucial role of condoms in HIV prevention.

  • Combatting stigma
    Prince Harry follows in Diana's footsteps with visit to HIV charity 26 years on
    Telegraph | 18 hours ago

    Prince Harry has followed in the footsteps of his mother, visiting Leicester Aids Support Service (LASS) 26 years after Diana, Princess of Wales helped to raise awareness of the illness there.

  • PrEP
    Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'
    BBC | 18 hours ago

    PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Optimism About HCV Treatment Comes With Caveats
    Medscape | 18 hours ago

    Despite significant advances in treatment for individuals with HCV infection, several important issues prevail in this patient population.

  • Policy
    We’re reading about the Fogarty Center, after the Trump budget outline targets the 50-year-old NIH international research arm for elimination
    Science Speaks | 21 March 2017

    The Fogarty center was one of the few specific trims in President Trump’s “skinny budget.” It is an odd target: Eliminating it would save only $69 million. The administration did not explain why it was picked, leaving scientists to surmise that it was because the center’s grants pay American doctors to train foreign ones. Mr. Trump has a well-known “America First” bent.

  • People and personal stories
    Why are there so few novels about Aids these days?
    The Guardian | 21 March 2017

    Fewer and fewer authors are addressing this cruel disease, but depictions of life with Aids – particularly non-white stories – are rare in an already slim canon.

  • Finance and funding
    Exposed: Huge national cuts to HIV support services
    National AIDS Trust | 21 March 2017

    New Freedom of Information requests have exposed an alarming trend for cutting or completely decommissioning HIV support services across England and Wales.

  • The search for a cure
    Hidden HIV reservoirs exposed by telltale protein
    Nature | 21 March 2017

    The discovery helps to identify dormant infected cells and could one day lead to a cure.

  • HIV and criminal law
    As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission
    San Francisco Chronicle | 21 March 2017

    Thirty years ago, AIDS was a national nightmare — a plague killing thousands every year, sparking panic and paranoia. It was in that climate that California enacted criminal laws to target people with HIV who were believed to be putting others at risk of infection.

  • Health services and systems
    Trumpcare Could Bring HIV Roaring Back
    The Advocate | 21 March 2017

    The Republicans are hell-bent on pushing through their cruel replacement of Obamacare. Kelsey Louie of Gay Men's Health Crisis describes what could happen if they succeed.

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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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