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  • Sexual transmission
    How Three New studies Unravel South Africa's Patterns of HIV Transmission
    The Good Men Project (blog) | 9 hours ago

    Three studies conducted by the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) in rural and urban sub-districts of the KwaZulu-Natal province provide new insights into the engine that drives HIV transmission in the country. They also reveal a new way to tackle the problem of HIV. Caprisa’s director Professor Salim Abdool-Karim explains the latest findings.

  • Hepatitis B
    'Screen-and-treat' scheme for hepatitis B may prevent deadly complications
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 9 hours ago

    Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' programme for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The new findings, from researchers at a number of international institutions including Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia, also suggest the initiative is feasible and cost-effective.

  • HIV prevention policy
    As EU Approval Moves Closer Are Governments Prepared For PrEP?
    Seeking Alpha | 16 hours ago

    On Friday the EU's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) announced its positive opinion on Gilead’s HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis product Truvada PrEP. But with many European governments trying to control healthcare costs, the biggest issue facing Truvada PrEP might not be approval but rather reimbursement.

  • Prince Harry's HIV test inspired a 500% increase in people checking their status, says charity
    Daily Mirror | 16 hours ago

    The Terrence Higgins Trust described the effect of the prince’s social media appeal as a “groundbreaking moment in the fight against HIV ”. The charity was running a pilot scheme offering people the chance to find out their status by sending off for a 15-minute HIV self-testing kit when Harry sat down for his test on Thursday July 14.

  • Prisoners
    Prisoners pose biggest risk for HIV infection rates in the EECA
    University of Bristol | 26 July 2016

    Prisoners are likely to be the primary risk group for HIV infections in Eastern Europe in the next 15 years, researchers from the University of Bristol have found. Their study was published as part of series in the Lancet on HIV and related infections in prisoners, which was also presented at this month's International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    CHMP Grants Positive Opinion for Shorter Treatment Duration with AbbVie's VIEKIRAX® for Patients with Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C with Compensated Cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A)
    AbbVie press release | 26 July 2016

    AbbVie announced today that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has granted a positive opinion for the use of 12 weeks of VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets) with ribavirin (RBV) in genotype 4 (GT4) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected adult patients with compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A). VIEKIRAX with RBV is currently approved in the European Union for GT4 patients with compensated cirrhosis for 24 weeks.

  • Nutrition
    Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone'
    BBC Health | 25 July 2016

    Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice in England and Wales says.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Implementation of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS discussed at International AIDS Conference
    UNAIDS | 25 July 2016

    In June 2016, United Nations Member States committed to implementing a bold agenda to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. The progressive, new and actionable Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets and actions that must be achieved by 2020 to get on the Fast-Track and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • PrEP
    European CHMP Adopts Positive Opinion on Truvada® for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
    Gilead press release | 22 July 2016

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) today announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has adopted a positive opinion on the company’s Type II variation application for once-daily Truvada® (emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil 245 mg) in combination with safer sex practices to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection among uninfected adults at high risk, a strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Global advocacy highlights against HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016
    HIV Justice Network | 22 July 2016

    Yesterday, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalisation based on updated research from our Advancing HIV Justice 2 report.

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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