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Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease, who say it is fuelling the epidemic.

07 September 2016
ABC Online
San Francisco reports new low in HIV infections and faster treatment, but disparities remain

On 1 September the San Francisco Department of Public Health released its HIV Epidemiology Annual Report 2015, showing that the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections has

05 September 2016
Liz Highleyman
HIV infections in SF hit low, but drive misses African Americans

New HIV infections dropped to historic lows in San Francisco last year as the city amped up an aggressive campaign to essentially end the AIDS epidemic by 2020, but those efforts are not reaching everyone in equal measure, according to an annual report set to be released Thursday.

02 September 2016
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
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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