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What are the barriers to HIV testing and treatment access – and how do we overcome them?

Greta Hughson
Published: 18 September 2017

At the recent International AIDS Society conference in Paris, the Europe-wide project OptTEST launched an advocacy toolkit, focused on addressing and overcoming legal and regulatory barriers to HIV testing and access to HIV care. OptTEST is a three-year EU-funded programme, with the aim of reducing late HIV diagnosis and increasing access to treatment and care once people are diagnosed. It was funded for countries in the European Union, but has had some co-funding, notably from GNP+, which has meant that parts of the project could be opened up to cover the whole of the World Health Organization European region.;

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What is going on in gay men’s lives when they acquire HIV?

Published: 08 September 2017
Image of the adapted socio-ecological framework used in the study.

A new study finds that a mix of complex factors leads to risk behaviour and HIV infection;

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Red Run Launch Party

Amelia Jones
Published: 05 September 2017

Are you planning on taking part in this year’s World AIDS Day Red Run? Then come celebrate the launch of the event at the official Red Run Launch Party!;

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Demand for access to NHS PrEP trial looks set to outstrip places

Published: 04 August 2017

A new study indicates that all of the places on the NHS England funded PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) trial will be taken up rapidly, which may mean that people at high risk of acquiring HIV are refused places.;

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World AIDS Day Red Run 2017

Amelia Jones
Published: 01 August 2017

Would you like to take part in a charity run and raise money for NAM aidsmap? Then register for this year’s World AIDS Day Red Run, taking place in Victoria Park, London, in November.;

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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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