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  • Harm reduction
    India: Injecting drug users most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS
    Times of India | 02 December 2013

    India has achieved a reduction in overall HIV infections, but injecting drug users remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the country as far as contracting HIV/AIDS is concerned, said a report.

  • Conception
    HIV and Pregnancy – Prepared to Care
    Sexual Health Research Network | 02 December 2013

    Dr Maria Lohan of Queen’s University Belfast describes a web-based educational resource for health care professionals to better understand the care needs of HIV affected women.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Chris Beyrer & Michel Kazatchkine: HIV response 'at turning point'
    BBC Health | 01 December 2013

    have made very little, if any progress, in getting prevention and treatment to those groups of people most vulnerable to HIV/Aids - people who inject drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

  • UK health services
    HIV care 'at risk from NHS changes', specialists warn
    BBC | 01 December 2013

    A survey by BHIVA, released to mark World Aids Day, found a third of the 100 HIV specialists questioned thought care for people with HIV was poorer since the NHS reorganisation in April this year.

  • People who inject drugs
    Concerns regarding new estimates on HIV, hepatitis C and injecting drug use
    Harm Reduction International | 30 November 2013

    Claims by UNODC that there has been a decline in the number of people who inject drugs living with HIV worldwide from 3 million to 1.6 million should be treated with caution.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    How will AIDS be Eradicated? - Room for Debate
    New York Times | 29 November 2013

    In the war on H.I.V., we have seen successes in some African nations and stubborn patterns of new infection in developed nations like the U.S. Around the world, there are obstacles to prevention and treatment. How will they be overcome? The New York Times invited seven respondents ranging from the Director of UNAIDS to Sir Elton John to contribute to the debate.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Fair Pricing Coalition Disappointed by the High Price of New Janssen Hepatitis C Drug Olysio (simeprevir)
    Fair Pricing Coalition | 29 November 2013

    Janssen has set the wholesale acquisition cost, (WAC) for a single 12-week course of Olysio at $66,360. Though this is in parity with current HCV PIs, the FPC believes that all HCV drugs are priced too high. The WAC price of Olysio represents only part of the cost of an anti-HCV regimen, including at least $18,000 in WAC costs of interferon and ribavirin, plus the additional cost of the NS3 Q80K polymorphism screening test recommended by the FDA for all patients before initiating Olysio therapy.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    More than just Pills
    HIV Justice Network | 29 November 2013

    A new short film made by Edwin J Bernard and Nicholas Feustel for the HIV Justice Network explaining why 'treatment as prevention' is more than just pills and why universal access to voluntary HIV testing, treatment and care benefits everyone. Featuring, among others, Lord Fowler, Jane Anderson, Kevin Fenton, Brian Gazzard, Julio Montaner and other activists, clinicians and researchers who attended the recent IAPAC summit in London.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Sweden divided over criminalising HIV unprotected sex
    AFP | 29 November 2013

    HIV diagnosis in Sweden also brings with it the risk of criminal prosecution if the legal responsibility, intended to prevent the spread of the virus, is not met. But Sweden's use of criminal law in HIV cases, one of the most stringent in the world, is now being challenged as experts argue that people on effective anti-retroviral therapy have an extremely low risk of transmitting the disease.

  • Human rights
    Rights and Wrongs
    The Lancet | 29 November 2013

    Anti-criminalisation campaigner Matthew Weait reviews "Ruins", the documentary about the arrest, exposure and public vilification of a group of women as HIV risks in Greece in the run-up to the 2012 election. "Ruins" explores how the reimplementation of a historic legal regulation by the then Minister of Health, Andreas Loverdos, was used by the police to drag women from the streets on suspicion, but without proof, of being sex workers, to have them tested for HIV against their will in police stations.

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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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