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Trump's State Department eyes ban on terms like 'sexual health'

U.S. diplomats may soon be prohibited from using the phrases “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education” under a proposal being floated to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, four people familiar with the issue said.

Published
05 November 2018
From
Politico
Far more people may be using PrEP than we know, HIV prevention conference hears

Many more gay men and men who have sex with men (MSM) may be using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) than figures from demonstration projects and national

Published
24 October 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Trump Administration Policies Undermine the Global HIV Response

An open letter by more than 200 HIV scientists, researchers and clinicians denouncing the deterioration of U.S. evidence-based policymaking.

Published
19 October 2018
From
Poz
EU Civil Society forum criticises the EC Working Document on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Viral Hepatitis: "Weak Signals of Political Commitment" to tackling the diseases in Europe

This summer the European Commission published a Staff Working Document on “combating HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis in the EU and neighboring countries”. By publishing a Staff Working Document, the lowest level policy document on the European Commission’s initiative’s scale, the Commission gives a clear sign that it does not intend to take political commitment and develop further policy for tackling the three diseases in the European region.

Published
04 October 2018
From
Action for Global Health
PEPFAR funded 15 million medical male circumcisions between 2007 and 2017

PEPFAR (the US President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief) has supported the voluntary medical male circumcisions (VMMC) of 15,269,720 men and boys in 14 countries in sub-Saharan

Published
26 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
UNAIDS welcomes increase in funding from the Netherlands

UNAIDS welcomes the decision by its third largest donor, the Netherlands, to increase its funding to UNAIDS by more than 20%. The Netherlands will provide US$ 23.3 million in core funding in 2018, compared to US$ 19.2 million in 2017.  

Published
24 September 2018
From
UNAIDS
Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: what it means for health

Investment in health is an essential component of the FOCAC. Whereas some laud China's investment strategy, others deplore that gains to health are hard to track. Andrew Green reports.

Published
21 September 2018
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
UNAIDS places official on ‘special leave’

The UNAIDS Nigeria Country Director’s legal threat against an activist for accusing him of inappropriate behaviour has backfired as the agency places him on ‘special leave’.

Published
17 September 2018
From
Health-e
World AIDS Day 2018 theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”.

Published
17 September 2018
From
UNAIDS
UNAIDS director and HIV activist in legal battle

Academic and HIV activist Vuyiseka Dubula is being threatened with legal action after accusing a former UNAIDS country director of inappropriate behaviour.

Published
13 September 2018
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Ground Up
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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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