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  • Epidemiology
    Fall in HIV among gay men could spell end for Britain's epidemic, say experts
    The Guardian | 22 June 2017

    New data from Public Health England talks about the potential elimination of HIV, revealing the first downturn in the epidemic among gay and bisexual men since it began, thanks to a combination of frequent testing of people at high risk of infection and rapid treatment.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    In East Africa, Universal HIV Testing and Treatment Surpasses UNAIDS Goals
    UCSF News Services | 22 June 2017

    Community-based interventions for HIV testing and treatment in rural East Africa nearly doubled rates of HIV viral suppression over two years, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.

  • PrEP
    Sex without fear – ​my experiment with ​the HIV-prevention drug PrEP
    The Guardian | 22 June 2017

    When I first heard about the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – pre-exposure prophylaxis – I had mixed feelings. But I was worried that my reaction was the result of anti-gay conditioning, being brought up to think that I didn’t deserve the same rights as the rest of society, and I wanted to challenge this by taking the drug for three months to find out more.

  • The search for a cure
    Last Gift Study: Community Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 21 June 2017

    In the second of this 3-part series, Sara Gianella Weibel, MD, on behalf of Infectious Disease Advisor, talks with Jeff Taylor, community activist and long-term HIV survivor, about ethical concerns and practical barriers in end-of-life research and how the HIV community will embrace this type of research.

  • The search for a cure
    Last Gift Study: End-of-Life HIV Research
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 21 June 2017

    Few opportunities currently exist for terminally ill people to participate in HIV research as a result of various cultural taboos and ethical concerns, such as exploitation, vulnerability, and coercion. However, when faced with their approaching death, some individuals may be willing to participate in research that offers no hope for their condition to leave a final gift to their community.

  • Transgender people
    How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV
    Los Angeles Times | 21 June 2017

    By offering hormone therapy, the clinic aims to earn the trust of a population that often feels alienated by mainstream medicine and persuade those at high risk of exposure to the virus to start on a drug regimen that can prevent infection.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    ‘Fathers’ Explores a World Where AIDS Never Killed Our Queer Forbearers (Video)
    Unicorn Booty | 21 June 2017

    Gay Mexican director Leo Herrera is directing Fathers (aka. The Fathers Project), a sci-fi documentary that explores how society might be different if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. The film mixes real life and fantasy with a cast and crew including historians, artists and performers who imagine the cultural and political influence that we could have had had our “fathers” (the queer men who proceeded us) had not become part of a lost generation.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    How Six NYC Activists Changed History With “Silence = Death”
    Village Voice | 21 June 2017

    The collective that created the Silence = Death poster is back after thirty years to recall its origins and launch new art.

  • Hepatitis A
    Health warning for gay men over Hepatitis A outbreak at World Pride in Madrid
    PinkNews | 21 June 2017

    Public Health England has issued a warning to gay men after an outbreak of hepatitis A. The health body issued an urgent warning to those planning on attending World Pride in Madrid later this month, encouraging them to visit their genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic to request the vaccine. Those not travelling to World Pride are advised to ask about vaccination at their next sexual health check-up.

  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Is there HIV in my brain? Neurologist Dr. Joanna Hellmuth fills us in
    BETA blog | 21 June 2017

    Twice a month, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation program Positive Force hosts free The Dr. Is In events for people living with HIV in our community. This month, we invited Joanna Hellmuth, MD, MHS, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, to share information about age- and HIV-related changes to thinking, memory and other cognitive processes. Here’s what we learned.

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

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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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