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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  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    'Test-And-Treat' Would Slow HIV Spread, Improve Health Outcomes, but Raise Drug Resistance
    AIDSMeds | 26 March 2013

    Wide HIV testing and early treatment woul lower HIV transmission, AIDS and death rates, but double the rate of multidrug resistance (MDR) to antiretrovirals.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    69,000 new HIV cases reported in Russia
    Newstrack India | 26 March 2013

    More than 69,000 new cases of HIV were recorded in Russia last year, the country's top public health official said.

  • TB treatment
    Pfizer's drug to treat tuberculosis in short supply
    Yahoo! News (blog) | 25 March 2013

    The Food and Drug Administration has added Pfizer Inc's tuberculosis treatment rifampin to its list of drugs in short supply, the latest in a growing number of spottily available TB medications.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Shasun Signs Licence With MPP to Produce Low-Cost HIV Medicines
    Medicines Patent Pool | 25 March 2013

    The Medicines Patent Pool has signed a licence with Shasun Pharmaceuticals and Gilead Sciences that will allow Shasun to produce the active ingredients of 5 key HIV medicines licensed to the MPP by Gilead Sciences for sale in the 100-112 countries where the majority of people living with HIV reside.

  • The search for a cure
    Early treatment may hold key to HIV 'functional cure'
    NHS Choices | 25 March 2013

    BBC News reports that one in 10 people diagnosed with HIV who receive early treatment could be 'functionally cured'. NHS Choices' Behind the Headlines analyses the reality of this report.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Indonesia to override patents for live-saving medicines
    IRIN Plus News | 25 March 2013

    The Indonesian government hopes to implement one of the largest ever examples of “compulsory licensing”, which will enable the generic manufacture of drugs still under patent.

  • Indonesia to override patents for live-saving medicines
    IRIN | 25 March 2013

    The Indonesian government hopes to implement one of the largest ever examples of “compulsory licensing”, which will enable the generic manufacture of drugs still under patent.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines
    IRIN | 25 March 2013

    South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease a leading export to neighbouring countries. IRIN takes a look at the declaration meant to change this situation.

  • Immigration
    Transferring healthcare for immigration detainees in England to the NHS
    BMJ / Medical Justice | 25 March 2013

    Of the organisational changes that will come into force on 1 April 2013, one is most welcome. The NHS in England will become responsible for the healthcare of people detained in all immigration removal centres. This change could improve services for a vulnerable group of patients.

  • Opportunistic infections
    Meningitis Outbreak: New York City Advises Vaccines For All Gay Men
    Medical Daily | 25 March 2013

    A deadly meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York City just got more serious, officials said today. Two men died of meningitis during the first two months of the year, raising the total number of cases to 22, with 3 of the last 5 cases resulting in death. The city's Department of Health upgraded its response to recommend vaccinations for all gay men throughout the city, regardless of HIV status and geographical location.

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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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