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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.

Published
02 December 2016
From
PEPFAR
What the Trump administration could mean for US HIV/AIDS spending

HIV/AIDS advocates are warning against any cuts to U.S. spending on the fight against the disease as the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump determines how it will approach global assistance.

Published
02 December 2016
From
Devex
Refuelling the global HIV response: the role of the United Kingdom

On the eve of World AIDS Day, STOPAIDS, with support from the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS, organized an event to discuss the role of the United Kingdom in the global AIDS response.

Published
02 December 2016
From
UNAIDS
Trump leaves AIDS advocates feeling anxious

The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. Although Trump said little about HIV during the presidential campaign, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his conservative Cabinet picks suggest many of the advances of the Obama years may be rolled back. But all agreed that it is hard to predict specific details.

Published
01 December 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
There may be fewer people living with undiagnosed HIV in the UK than previously thought

Public Health England’s estimate of the number of people who have HIV without being aware of it has been lowered, for the second year running. However, this

Published
01 December 2016
By
Roger Pebody
CDC releases new data on HIV diagnosis and prevalence in the United States

In advance of World AIDS Day the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest report on recently diagnosed HIV infections in the United States.

Published
30 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
New UNITAID and CHAI initiative to speed introduction and access to critical HIV drugs

UNITAID and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced a three-year project to speed the introduction of new, optimal HIV drugs, and make them more available and affordable. The US $ 34 million investment is expected to be a boon for adults and children living with HIV who receive treatments that are not effective. In addition, 18 million people who do not receive any treatment stand to benefit from this project.

Published
30 November 2016
From
UNITAID
The global AIDS response is stuck in neutral

The problem is that key indicators that track progress on treatment, prevention, and funding look virtually the same year after year. And business as usual won’t be enough to put the world firmly on the path to the end of AIDS by 2030.

Published
30 November 2016
From
ONE
Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Tom Price's radically conservative vision for American health care

By tapping the tea party Republican as his top health care official, President-elect Donald Trump sends a strong signal he may look beyond repealing and replacing Obamacare to try to scale back Medicare and Medicaid, popular entitlements that cover roughly 130 million people, many of whom are sick, poor and vulnerable.

Published
30 November 2016
From
Politico

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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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