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Stigma, access and testing: why HIV is still rising in Europe

The latest annual surveillance report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows that Europe maintains its distinction as the World Health

Published
8 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
HIV Activists Announce Alternative 2020 Conference in Mexico City

An alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organize an international community-led conference titled HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response. The event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8 of 2020, and will run concurrently with the 2020 International AIDS Conference which is happening in the United States. The HIV2020 Alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not attend AIDS2020 due to discriminatory U.S. immigration and travel policies directed to people from Muslim, African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, people who use drugs, sex workers, and transgender people.

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20 hours ago
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HIV2020 Alliance
HIV 2020 - Community Reclaiming the Global Response

An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event. Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not enter the U.S. in 2020 or who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. It will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.

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23 hours ago
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HIV2020.org
George H. W. Bush’s Presidency Erased People with AIDS. So Did the Tributes to Him

The essential demand of AIDS activism was that the war be seen. Visibility is the starting point of politics. Unlike other disenfranchised groups, gay men with AIDS, many of whom were white and not poor and had been closeted, had experienced the shock of elision. George H. W. Bush consistently refused to see them.

Published
10 December 2018
From
New Yorker
The Condom King and his mission to combat Aids taboos

Young Kenyans’ ignorance around sex is helping to fuel infection. One man thinks he may have found an answer. According to Africa’s King of Condoms this is why the young must be a focus of HIV prevention. Stanley Ngara, 45, says; "I say to them that what your teacher did not tell you, what your father did not tell you, what your uncle did not tell you, the King of Condoms will tell you."

Published
10 December 2018
From
Evening Standard
Bringing Down the House on Intellectual Property and Access

As the Trump administration makes noise about the high price of pharmaceuticals while doubling down on its commitment to “protect the engine of American ingenuity,” this issue of TAGline dives deep into the rhetoric and realities of intellectual property (IP) protections and the current wave of political shenanigans on critical drugs, surfacing the fundamental lies and vested interests that deny medication to those in need in the United States and around the world.

Published
10 December 2018
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Treatment Action Group
Tribute to Treatment Action Campaign at 20!

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) turns 20 today – International Human Rights Day – and our history would be much poorer without them.

Published
10 December 2018
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Health-e
Pressure grows on UN official accused of encouraging 'harassment and abuse

Inquiry urges leadership change amid claims UNAids chief Michel Sidibé has presided over culture of favouritism and bullying

Published
10 December 2018
From
The Guardian
'It's a boys club': Inside the sexual harassment scandal rocking the United Nations

An independent body has found “overwhelming evidence” that organisational culture at the United Nations’s HIV body, UNAids, allowed for abuses of power, bullying and sexual harassment. The panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Bhekisisa
Ten reasons people stop attending HIV care in Zambia

Patient-provider relationships are strained by poor working conditions and rigid application of one-size-fits-all models of care, according to an in-depth investigation of why people with HIV drop

Published
10 December 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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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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