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Bill Clinton’s valedictory for the family charity includes a farewell to AIDS health initiative

Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that he will step aside from a health-care charity he founded if Hillary Clinton is elected president, further severing ties between a potential second Clinton White House and the Clinton Foundation born of the first one.

23 August 2016
Washington Post
The end of the end of AIDS

The Durban 2016 AIDS Conference marks the end of "ending the HIV epidemic" as a feasible goal with the tools we have. We need new and better tools. Talk of ending AIDS has led to a widespread perception in the broader health and development community that this crisis is over. It isn't.

16 August 2016
World Bank (blog)
Ending AIDS by 2030 a distant prospect, global HIV incidence, prevalence, treatment coverage and mortality figures suggest

Remarkable progress has been made towards curbing the global HIV epidemic, but there is little chance of achieving the UNAIDS goal of “ending AIDS” by 2030, according to

07 August 2016
Michael Carter
Brexit: What does it mean for development aid and the Global Fund?

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has left much of the global development community wondering what this will mean for the UK’s role as a global leader in international aid and development. It also raises issues about the implications for the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment.

03 August 2016
Global Fund Observer
US Aids funding 'would continue under Trump'

Deborah Birx, global Aids co-coordinator for the US, tells the BBC Aids funding would continue if Donald Trump became president.

20 July 2016
BBC Health
Progress towards 90-90-90 targets is promising, but funding is the critical step, says UNAIDS leader

The 90-90-90 targets for testing, treatment and viral suppression are achievable by 2020 in many high-burden countries, but donor retreat is now the biggest threat to widespread

18 July 2016
Keith Alcorn
WHO flags key challenges to global HIV response at International AIDS Conference

The World Health Organization is highlighting the need to renew attention to HIV prevention, whilst maintaining momentum on scaling up access to HIV treatment. It is also signalling the growing emergence of antiretroviral (ARV) drug resistance and the need for sustainable financing of the global response.

17 July 2016
US retracts plan to cut HIV/AIDS funds for SA

THE US government said on Monday that it would provide $410m to SA’s HIV/AIDS programmes for the fiscal year starting October 1, highlighting how it still provides support to SA despite plans to slash funding.

14 July 2016
Business Daily
House subcommittee bill flat funds global HIV and TB

In a year when global health leaders have projected a need to extend HIV and tuberculosis services to millions more people, a draft spending bill for the fiscal year beginning October 1 proposes keeping funding for global AIDS and tuberculosis programs and for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria exactly where it is.

23 June 2016
Science Speaks
Cultural Sensitivities Obstacle at UN AIDS Conference

No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.

09 June 2016
New York Times
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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