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HIV Drug Pricing Protest Interrupts PrEP Session at AIDS 2016

Protesters against the high cost of antiretroviral drugs joined forces and marched together today, interrupting a research presentation today at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).

Published
21 July 2016
From
BETA blog
South Africa: Mark Heywood - Nodding Along to Protesters At #Aids2016 Is Not Enough

Mark Heywood, the director of social justice organisation Section27 and a board member of the Treatment Action Campaign addressed the media on the sidelines of the International Aids conference on Tuesday. This is a transcript of his speech.

Published
20 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
AIDS 2016 Demo: Activists jam Durban’s streets

Up to 5,000 people, including activists and people living and affected by HIV /AIDS marched on Monday July, 18, 2016, jamming the streets of Durban to demand universal treatment, support, funding and care for all people living with HIV. They … more →

Published
19 July 2016
From
Key Correspondents
Gains in curbing HIV epidemic could be lost without continued commitment, AIDS 2016 speakers say

Participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), taking place this week in Durban, South Africa, reviewed the remarkable gains that have been made in access to

Published
19 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
International AIDS Conference returns to Durban to define path forward to ending AIDS

More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers have gathered in Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the world’s largest forum devoted to any single health or development issue. The conference returns to Durban after 16 years and will feature 2,500 scientific abstracts and hundreds of events.

Published
18 July 2016
From
AIDS 2016
Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry heads to Durban to talk at the International AIDS Conference

Prince Harry will represent his charity Sentebale to discuss the impact stigma and discrimination have on youth. With remarks from co-founding patron of Sentebale Prince Seeiso, Prince Harry and Sir Elton John, and a panel of young advocates will describe what is and what is not working for the HIV response among young people, and what needs to change to truly address the needs of youth with HIV.

Published
16 July 2016
From
Sentebale
South Africa: R2K Statement - State Security Agency Should Not Be 'Vetting' HIV Activists

The Right2Know Campaign is appalled by reports that the State Security Agency is "vetting" delegates to this year's International AIDS Conference. The conference will be held in Durban next week and about 18,000 delegates are expected to attend.

Published
15 July 2016
From
AllAfrica
Despite epidemic, Russia cracks down on HIV activists

In recent weeks, authorities added two leading HIV-prevention groups to a "foreign agents" blacklist, as a broader crackdown on independent civil society hits the battle against HIV.

Published
07 July 2016
From
Economic Times
UK HIV charities make history in campaign for PrEP at Pride in London

The biggest HIV, health and LGBTI sexual health charities united and marched together, for the first time, in their campaign to bring PrEP to the UK. The groups included Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust, GMFA, METRO, 56 Dean Street, Positive East, Positive 21, Positively UK, London Friend Counselling, Naz, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Spectra, CliniQ, Barts Health NHS, HIV i-Base, and UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB).

Published
27 June 2016
From
Gay Star News
People who inject drugs have other priorities ahead of PrEP

People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the manner in which it is being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by

Published
17 June 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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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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