NAM news and opinions

New edition: Side-effects

Amelia Jones
Published: 17 October 2017

A new edition of our booklet Side-effects is now available online and in print through our patient information scheme. You can read it online at:;

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Coming soon: news reporting from the 16th European AIDS Conference

Amelia Jones
Published: 16 October 2017

The 16th European AIDS Conference, organised by the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), is taking place in Milan, Italy, from 25 to 27 October 2017.;

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Nutrition booklet highly commended at 2017 BMA Patient Information Awards

Amelia Jones
Published: 22 September 2017

NAM aidsmap’s booklet Nutrition has been highly commended at this year’s British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards. You can read the booklet online at;

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

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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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