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  • Access to medicines and treatment
    New high-quality antiretroviral therapy to be launched in South Africa, Kenya and over 90 low-and middle-income countries at reduced price
    UNAIDS | 22 hours ago

    A breakthrough pricing agreement has been announced which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing dolutegravir (DTG) to public sector purchasers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) at around US$75 per person, per year.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    UNAIDS calls to quicken the pace of action to end AIDS
    UNAIDS press release | 22 hours ago

    World leaders come together to renew the urgency around ending AIDS as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • PrEP
    My struggle to take anti-HIV medicine
    New York Times | 22 hours ago

    I am a 30-something African-American gay man in New York. HIV is constantly on my mind. Not so much my HIV-negative status. Rather, even though I watched my parents die of AIDS when I was young, I still struggle with whether I should take the drug Truvada, a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that can protect almost completely against HIV.

  • Activism
    Dear AIDS Activist
    North Carolina AIDS Training and Education Center | 21 September 2017

    Thank you for your dedication to improving the lives of people living with HIV infection and to efforts to end an epidemic that has gone on far too long. The work you do is even more impressive now, when HIV/AIDS is no longer the cause célèbre it once was and our red ribbon has joined a growing rainbow of good causes and works....Today, the science of HIV can greatly benefit from your true co-production. That means actually demanding to help create research, not just be a mostly mute study team member whose presence allows a box to be check-marked. In an increasing number of research networks, patients are at the drawing board, designing and implementing research. How ironic it is that in HIV research, where the roots of such co-production can be found, we are behind the times.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    Immune 'Cocktails' Likely Needed in HIV
    MedPage Today HIV/AIDS | 21 September 2017

    Immunological attack on HIV, whether for prevention or treatment, is likely to have important similarities to current drug therapies, two research papers suggest.

  • PrEP
    Meet the Man Helping Patients Bring Cheap HIV-Preventing Drugs to Canada
    Vice | 20 September 2017

    The Calgary nurse got the idea from 'Dallas Buyers Club.'

  • Recreational drug use
    Chemsex Has Always Been With Us
    Huffington Post | 19 September 2017

    Not before time, the gay press in London, realising we have a dangerous drugs-and-sex scene here that is killing gay men, has finally started to cover it in an analytic, compassionate and sober way (pun intended). I’m pleased about this, and pleased by this powerfully written piece by David Stuart (see https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/chemsex-will-defines-period-gay-history/#gs.3r47mag). No one has done more to help and rescue gay Londoners who have got lost in the maze of chemsex, and help them achieve self-respect and structure in their lives. And yet I disagree that Chemsex is anything new. We gay men have been always been furtive about the sex we sex we want and do, and have always sought private, intoxicated spaces to do it in.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV?
    Advocate.com | 19 September 2017

    Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The U=U Consensus states that a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load through treatment cannot transmit the virus to a sexual partner

  • Sex workers
    Your secret guide to the business of sex
    Bhekisisa | 19 September 2017

    Clients and sex workers can team up to make sex work safer – and it starts with learning the business of sex. The social justice organisation, Sonke Gender Justice, has published a guide with what you need to know. Here is an edited extract.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating HIV
    New York Times | 19 September 2017

    Until recently, funding H.I.V. medicines worldwide looked like a noble, necessary — and never-ending — project. Now we know that treatment is prevention. Do it wide and well enough, and AIDS could be defeated. “This program started as a humanitarian outreach effort to demonstrate the compassion of the American people,” Birx said of Pepfar. “Now it’s translated into a program controlling the epidemic.”

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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 September 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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