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  • UK health services
    NHS England: Clinical Reference Group for HIV
    MEDFASH | 23 May 2013

    The Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for HIV will be a key component in the delivery of HIV treatment and care, and will be the main source of clinical advice to NHS England as it moves forward in its direct commissioning role for specialised services. In this month’s eFeature Dr Simon Barton, Clinical Director & Consultant Physician HIV/Genitourinary Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Chair of the HIV CRG, gives an update on progress in establishing the HIV CRG and looks at the opportunities and challenges ahead.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Rwandan health minister hits back at critics of drug company deal
    The Guardian | 23 May 2013

    Adam Green's piece voiced concerns about Merck's HPV programme serving as "market priming to create the conditions for adoption". From Rwanda's view, the jury is in: with more women dying of cervical cancer than in childbirth worldwide, the market is quite primed and demand readily apparent. Supply of the HPV vaccine and many other tools of modern medicine, on the other hand, remains in doubt for those who need them most.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Canada: New guide offers practical advice to HIV nurses and clarifies professional obligations regarding HIV and the criminal law
    HIV Justice Network | 23 May 2013

    A new guide which aims to address some of the realities and complexities faced by nurses and others who provide care to people living with HIV in Canada, is now available.

  • HIV prevention policy
    The LGB&T Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document
    The Lesbian & Gay Foundation | 23 May 2013

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document is a resource for all those commissioning and delivering healthcare services in order to support the delivery of an equitable public health system. It has been developed to increase understanding of LGB&T health and make sure that the public health system tackles inequality related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • UK health services
    Wales: HIV patients are at risk of being identified because of new prescribing system
    Wales Online | 23 May 2013

    HIV patients who are forced to report to hospital every month for a prescription could be forced into a situation where they have to reveal their condition to an employer.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Michel Sidibé: AIDS-Free Future Means Fighting Homophobia
    Inter Press Service | 23 May 2013

    With May 17 marking the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, IPS spoke with Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, about how discrimination affects efforts to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, how that fight is moving forward, and the post-2015 development agenda.

  • Employment
    US: No postings yet for HIV-positive Marines, sailors since policy change
    Stars and Stripes | 23 May 2013

    More than nine months have passed since the Navy decided to open up overseas and large-ship platform assignments to HIV-positive sailors and Marines, but not a single sailor has gotten such a posting.

  • Harm reduction
    Moving Beyond That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Alternatives to Syringe Exchange
    Huffington Post | 23 May 2013

    In the face of resistance to syringe exchange programmes, some states might want to steer clear of that-which-must-not-be-named and consider alternative means to syringe access and disease reduction, such as changes in syringe Acquisition, Enforcement, and Disposal.

  • The search for a cure
    Another Step Toward Eliminating HIV Infection?
    AIDS Clinical Care Journal Watch | 22 May 2013

    In two patients, allogeneic stem-cell transplantation under the cover of ART produced sustained reduction of HIV reservoirs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

  • The search for a cure
    We can't allow the search for a cure for HIV to 'get in the way of access to antiretrovirals'
    Deutsche Welle | 22 May 2013

    Top AIDS scientists are in Paris to mark the 30th anniversary of the detection of HIV. One of them is Sharon Lewin. Her work on latent HIV cells could lead to a cure, but she warns it's a "tough ask."

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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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