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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  • Health services and systems
    Do 80% of S. Africans regularly consult traditional healers? The claim is false
    Africa Check | 01 August 2013

    Do 80% of South Africans regularly consult traditional healers? Do most black South Africans choose traditional healers over medical doctors and primary healthcare facilities? The claims are false. And as we discovered, with a little sleuthing, they stem from a book published thirty years ago. - See more at:

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    Drop In AIDS-Related Deaths In Eastern, Southern Africa Due To Improved Treatment Access, UNAIDS Report Says
    Kaiser Family Foundation | 01 August 2013

    A 10-fold increase in access to life-prolonging drugs contributed to a 38 percent drop in the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes in eastern and southern Africa between 2005 and 2011, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

  • Recreational drug use
    Uruguay votes to create world's first national legal marijuana market
    The Guardian | 01 August 2013

    Proposals likely to become law, leading to innovative policies at odds with the 'war on drugs' philosophy

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    UNAIDS urges Greek authorities to repeal Sanitary Decree
    UNAIDS | 01 August 2013

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) expresses deep concern over the reintroduction of a Sanitary Decree in Greece that could lead to infringements of human rights and prevent people from accessing HIV services.

  • Sex workers
    Chinese sex workers and HIV
    Daily Life | 31 July 2013

    Overall, HIV is still a low-prevalence epidemic in China with just 0.058% of the population infected or 92,940 reported cases, according to the government's 2012 China AIDS Response Progress Report. Rather the disease is concentrated in "hotspots", with Yunnan accounting for the country's highest number of reported HIV cases.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Provincetown to Build Permanent AIDS Memorial
    Poz magazine news | 31 July 2013

    A request for proposals for the memorial design still needs to be developed. 

  • Harm reduction
    Evidence trumps ideology over public health benefits of Insite
    Vancouver Sun | 31 July 2013

    It has been nearly 10 years since Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site opened. A large body of scientific evidence demonstrates that Insite and other harm reduction programs are effective in reducing the harms associated with illicit drug use.

  • What is HIV?
    These Renderings of HIV Show That a Deadly Virus Can Be Beautiful
    Gizmodo | 31 July 2013

    For those of us who are normal, non-scientist people, an image of a virus doesn't necessarily hold any meaning. Artists were invited to create renderings of HIV – and the winning images are as educational as they are beautiful.

  • Finance and funding
    South Australian Government forces closure of AIDS Council
    Star Observer | 31 July 2013

    The local South Australian LGBTI community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the country’s leading HIV/AIDS organisations have expressed their shock and disappointment after the SA government decided to withdraw funding from the state’s AIDS Council forcing its closure.

  • Hepatitis C
    HCV RNA Levels Stable in People on ART But Not on Anti-HCV Therapy
    International AIDS Society | 31 July 2013

    HCV RNA levels hardly changed over five years in HCV/HIV co-infected people taking combination antiretroviral therapy, but not anti-HCV therapy, according to results of a EuroSIDA analysis.

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

With advances in HIV testing, treatment and care, some countries are making great progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target.

New EUROBulletin

Read the July edition of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin.

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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