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 and criminal law
    South Africa: No law on deliberate HIV infection
    Times Live | 22 April 2013

    A Soweto man has been unable to lay criminal charges against his former girlfriend for allegedly trying to infect him with HIV, it was reported.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    Northern Ireland: Gay Blood Ban Debated in High Court
    Pink News | 22 April 2013

    Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots’ decision to maintain the lifetime ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland has been debated in the country’s High Court.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Uganda: Govt Demands Students' HIV Status
    AllAfrica | 22 April 2013

    Heads of schools are grappling with an unusual instruction, after the government ordered them to declare the HIV status of all their people, including students.

  • Experiences of stigma
    Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ Shamefully Stigmatizes People With HIV
    RH Reality Check | 22 April 2013

    Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, which was the #3 grossing movie last week, presents HIV not only as if it’s some kind of karmic punishment for female sexual misbehavior, but also as if having the virus makes a woman permanently unlovable and asexual.

  • UK health services
    England: Councils greet new public health responsibilities with joy and fear
    The Guardian | 22 April 2013

    There has been both excitement and anxiety around the transfer of public health to local government this month. Unfortunately the excitement has mainly been in local government and most of the anxiety in the public health world.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    New nanotechnique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain | 22 April 2013

    In a study published in today's issue of Nature Communications, researchers from FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine describe a revolutionary technique they have developed that can deliver and fully release the anti-HIV drug AZTTP into the brain.

  • Finance and funding
    Communities should rely on themselves to tackle HIV/AIDS
    The Nation | 22 April 2013

    People don't need to just wait for governments to help them overcome problems in their own communities. Many communities in various countries, including Thailand, have proved successful in combating HIV/AIDS, a recent meeting of international partners dealing with HIV/AIDS was told.

  • Finance and funding
    Fights against AIDS, sex traffic collide at high court
    USA Today | 22 April 2013

    Two worthy goals come into conflict on Monday at the Supreme Court: preventing the global spread of HIV/AIDS and discouraging the sex trafficking of women and girls.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Study shows why HIV risks greater among men under 30
    The Desert Sun | 22 April 2013

    Young men who have sex with men have more instability in their lives and less access to HIV prevention and treatment than their older counterparts, a new study shows.

  • Sexually transmitted infections
    HPV Vaccine Showing Successes in Australia
    New York Times | 19 April 2013

    The US government’s goal of vaccinating young girls against the human papillomavirus has been disappointing, with less than a third of teenagers having completed a full course of HPV vaccine. But now the United States can look to Australia, which six years into a successful nationwide HPV vaccination campaign has experienced a sharp decline in the number of new cases of genital warts among young men and women.

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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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