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Where Is the Vision for HIV Community Leadership in Tumultuous Times?

We are in tumultuous times. Just a few years ago, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton were talking the "end of AIDS" and a few governors even advanced plans to address that lofty goal. Today, we wonder whether at the end of this year we still will have access to the health care we need as people living with HIV. Our representative organizations are largely silent, tense, waiting to see what will happen.

Published
13 March 2017
From
The Body
Regulator defends hepatitis charity criticised on BBC show

The Charity Commission has defended a health charity that attempted to force the NHS to buy more of a treatment for hepatitis C, having accepted funding from the US company that makes it.

Published
02 March 2017
From
Third Sector
Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

“I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.

Published
26 February 2017
From
BuzzFeed News
Didier Lestrade: My First 30 Years with HIV

French HIV/AIDS activist Didier Lestrade reflects on a lifetime spent fighting the epidemic, in both public and private.

Published
26 February 2017
From
Vice
Commentary on U=U campaign - Follow Up on previous article 'On Fear, Infectiousness and Undetectability'

Last week, GNP+ published a statement offering an alternative perspective on the messaging of campaigns on the uninfectiousness of people living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, including the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. Following reactions from supporters of the campaign, GNP+ releases the following statement clarifying our position on this important issue.

Published
15 February 2017
From
GNPPlus
A new online archive reveals how HIV/AIDS activism shapes New York

Housing Works History is a meticulous digital archive that covers the organization from its founding 27 years ago to its work today in a multimedia timeline that’s as elegant as it is thorough.

Published
15 February 2017
From
The Architect's Newspaper
INPUD Announcement: Executive Director Appointment

INPUD is very pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Chang as our new Executive Director. As of February 2017, Judy is responsible for leading INPUD towards its mission and purpose, responsible for the operationalisation of INPUD’s strategy, for overseeing the representation of INPUD, and is the key liaison with civil society and INPUD’s donors.

Published
15 February 2017
From
International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)
The costs of inaction on PrEP

When we set up PrEPster from our kitchen table in August 2015, little did we suspect that in under 18 months, The Lancet would be commending our work. But that’s what just happened.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Prepster
Hope overshadowed – the US PrEP Summit

The US National HIV PrEP Summit, which took place in early December in San Francisco, was one of the most extraordinary HIV meetings I have

Published
31 January 2017
By
Gus Cairns
TAG Statement in Opposition to the Nomination of Tom Price for HHS Secretary

Tom Price’s questionable fitness to head a multi-agency cabinet-level department charged with the health of U.S. residents can simply be ascertained from his own record as a Congressional representative to parts of Atlanta’s northern suburbs – a district and metro area with extremely high rates of HIV and a flourishing opioid epidemic.

Published
24 January 2017
From
Treatment Action Group
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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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