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Obama's State of the Union: 'We're on Track to End HIV/AIDS'

Surely a nod to the HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks in Indiana, Obama said he hopes the nation will battle prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.

Published
14 January 2016
From
Poz magazine news
Ethiopia: Nation in 'Strong Position' to End Aids By 2030

[Key Correspondents] Ethiopia plans to prevent more than half a million AIDS-related deaths and prevent up to 80,000 new HIV infections by 2020, according to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO).

Published
05 January 2016
From
AllAfrica
Three new agreements announced with the potential to expand access to innovative HIV treatment in low- and middle-income countries

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI), UNAIDS, and UNITAID announce today three new agreements that could increase access to more sustainable HIV drug regimens at reduced prices, pending stringent regulatory approval and/or World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification.

Published
01 December 2015
From
UNITAID
Modeling the global HIV treatment funding gap for 2020 targets

With currently projected funding, countries around the world are unlikely to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 treatment target according to a modeling study publishing this week in PLOS Medicine.

Published
27 November 2015
From
EurekAlert
The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease

Good news from the front. But there is still much to do.

Published
24 November 2015
From
The Economist
Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020

An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind.

Published
24 November 2015
From
UNAIDS
Nigeria: Dwindling Funds, Dearth of Personnel Impede Fight Against HIV/Aids

A total of 3.2 million persons are currently living with HIV in Nigeria, making the national HIV prevalence rate to stand at 3.2%. The current prevalence rate represents a drop from the 3.5% prevalence statistics recorded in the country over the last decade, thanks to the financial and technical assistance from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). However unless urgent steps are taken by the Federal Government to take full ownership of funding and supply of commodities and drugs for management of the epidemic, the gains made, especially in the reversal of spread of the virus through Prevention of Mother to Child transmission may collapse, leading to resurgence and new deaths.

Published
17 November 2015
From
AllAfrica.com
The 21st International AIDS Conference to take place on 18-22 July 2016

Today the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced final dates for the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), which will be 18-22 July 2016. The decision was made as part of a new conference approach that will more fully incorporate several pre-conference meetings into the main conference programme. AIDS 2016 will be hosted in Durban, South Africa.

Published
04 November 2015
From
AIDS 2016
Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012

A series of recently released emails by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton contradict the official motive given for Michel Kazatchkine leaving his top post at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in 2012.

Published
02 November 2015
From
Yahoo News / AFP
How do we treat the world? Experts discuss moving to universal HIV treatment

What practical steps does the global healthcare community need to take in order to expand HIV treatment so that it can reach everyone who is diagnosed? And

Published
21 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns

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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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