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Think the Aids epidemic is over? Far from it – it could be getting worse

The 2000 Aids conference in Durban shocked the world into action. Now, a new crisis looms, one fuelled by drug resistance, costly treatments and the lack of power many women have in sexual relationships.

31 July 2016
The Guardian
Mapping local HIV epidemics can help target resources to areas with the greatest need

Global health agencies have recently put a new emphasis on geography. UNAIDS have called for programmes to focus on “location and population”. PEPFAR (The US President's Emergency

26 July 2016
Roger Pebody
New HIV infections stagnating at 2.5 million a year worldwide

A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 (GBD 2015) study, published today in The Lancet HIV journal, reveals that although deaths from HIV/AIDS have been steadily declining from a peak in 2005, 2.5 million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015, a number that hasn't changed substantially in the past 10 years.

19 July 2016
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
AVAC Report 2016: Big Data Real People

This year’s AVAC Report takes on one of the most urgent issues facing biomedical HIV prevention today: gaps in the type and quality of data collected on prevention for HIV-negative people. Globally, the number of new HIV infections is not declining. In the places where gains have been made, continued progress is not guaranteed. Fixing core problems with how prevention data are collected and reported is key to slowing the rate of new cases of HIV.

15 July 2016
Australia announces 'end of AIDS' as drug treatments combat once deadly virus HIV

Researchers in Australia say they now receive so few cases of people with HIV developing Aids in any one year, they can say they have "beaten" the disease.

11 July 2016
International Business Times UK
This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends

The data comes from state and city health departments that collect this information on a local level, Dr. Patrick Sullivan, the project's lead researcher, told Business Insider. That way, it can be pulled into one, interactive map. "We use maps to find where a Starbucks is, or where to find a pharmacy, so people are really familiar with that interface," he said.

27 June 2016
Business Insider
15% of gay men in the U.S. living with HIV, estimate researchers

Researchers at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control recently released a report estimating the prevalence of HIV infections among men who have sex with men in the U.S.

24 June 2016
BETA blog
Nearly 100 British troops have caught HIV, with more than 10000 STD cases since 2012

Nearly 10,000 troops have caught sex infections since 2012, including around 100 HIV cases. Among the HIV sufferers were 73 men and 15 women, most of whom have left the Armed Forces as their condition means they could not fight on the front line.

07 June 2016
Latest UNAIDS numbers shows impacts of inequities — including in program norms

A look at the charts and graphs reveals a disquieting asymmetry, that, in turn, highlight the role that expanded treatment outreach and access, and strong and adequately equipped health systems will have to play in that prevention.

01 June 2016
Science Speaks
Global AIDS Update 2016

The world has committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. How to reach this bold target within the Sustainable Development Goals is the central question facing the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, to be held from 8 to 10 June 2016.

31 May 2016
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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