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When We Rise: The exclusive interview with AIDS activist & author Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer whose work has spanned more than three decades. I had the opportunity to sit down with Jones to pick his brain about sex in San Francisco before AIDS, founding San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and how activists can take action with an incoming Donald Trump administration.

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Findings show significant progress against HIV epidemic in Africa; 90-90-90 goals in reach

National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. For those on antiretroviral medication, viral suppression is close to 90 percent. Thirty-five years into the global HIV epidemic, these findings are a clear sign of progress and source of hope for the rest of the world.

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New WHO report shows strategic purchasing of medicines can improve access in the European Region

A new WHO report provides insight into how countries in the WHO European Region can improve access and reduce medicine prices through strategic and well-planned procurement processes. The report examines the effect of different public procurement practices on supply security and prices for pharmaceuticals. It also addresses collaboration within and across countries to improve availability of affordable medicines for patients in the Region.

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World Health Organization
The Fight for HIV Travel Insurance Cover

How a ten year battle to get travel cover for HIV patients changed the face of medical travel insurance.

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4 hours ago
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World First
National AIDS Trust sets out vision for HIV in the Future NHS

On World AIDS Day (1 December) the National AIDS Trust (NAT) is releasing a call-to-action on how the needs of people living with HIV should be met by the changing NHS in England.

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5 hours ago
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National AIDS Trust
HIV services: collaboration in a time of fragmentation

At The King’s Fund, we have been working on a project to understand how HIV services have been affected by the NHS reforms. In order to understand how local systems have dealt with the new commissioning arrangements, we are studying four geographical case studies from across England. We want to explore how areas are developing their own frameworks and networks around HIV prevention, treatment and support services.

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7 hours ago
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The King's Fund
Ageing positively: the menopause in women living with HIV

Our team is conducting one of the largest studies to date in Europe, and the first ever in the UK, looking at how the menopause affects the health and wellbeing of women living with HIV.

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9 hours ago
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National Institute for Health Research
MP calls for PrEP manufacturer to submit to Scottish regulator

The Scottish Medicines Consortium is responsible for approving all drugs available on the NHS in Scotland and the Glasgow South MP has called for the company to make a submission, so it can form part of the country’s HIV prevention strategy.

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9 hours ago
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Pink News
World AIDS Day: What We're Grateful For

On this World AIDS Day, AVAC is drawing strength, as we always do, from our partners and from these issues, individuals and developments that shine light on the road ahead.

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9 hours ago
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AVAC
HIV epidemic becoming controlled in several African countries

New PEPFAR data show for the first time that the AIDS epidemic is becoming controlled in older adults and babies in three key African countries – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – where the program has significantly invested. New pediatric HIV infections globally have declined by nearly 70 percent since 2000, and there are significant validated declines in adult HIV incidence across Malawi (76 percent), Zambia (51 percent), and Zimbabwe (67 percent) since 2003.

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11 hours ago
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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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