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India to provide HIV treatment to all who need it

On 28 April, during an event in New Delhi, Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, announced a new test-and-treat policy that commits to providing access to HIV treatment for everyone living with HIV in the country.

Published
02 May 2017
From
UNAIDS
This Unique HIV Charity Has Been Saved From Closure After A Huge Public Response

A coalition of politicians, charities, private companies, and the general public has managed to save the only inpatient HIV centre of its kind from closure, its CEO has told BuzzFeed News.

Published
02 May 2017
From
BuzzFeed News
‘Postcode lottery’ for HIV-preventing drugs as England, Scotland and Wales split on issue

England, Scotland and Wales will end up with divergent rules on the use of HIV-preventing drugs, after a recommendation against providing the drugs on the NHS from the Welsh medicines advisory body.

Published
28 April 2017
From
Pink News
British HIV Association (BHIVA) statement on Wales' failure to approve Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention

Although a final decision is yet to be announced, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has indicated that Wales will not join Scotland in recommending the provision of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) by the NHS for the prevention of HIV. BHIVA Chair, Professor Chloe Orkin, said: "A negative decision would be a harsh blow for those of us throughout the UK at the front line of HIV prevention and care."

Published
26 April 2017
From
BHIVA
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

Published
26 April 2017
From
New York Times
PrEP 17 – The coming of age of PrEP - coming soon

This 36 minute documentary film, commissioned by PrEPster, shines a light on how PrEP has become available to thousands of people in Britain, despite the failures of the English health system.

Published
26 April 2017
From
PrEPster
Thai HIV Advocates Drop the PrEP Ball

It is astonishing that strong, albeit subtle, resistance for PrEP scale-up in Thailand comes from a few influential leaders of HIV NGOs. Small in number, these NGOs are vocal and influential. Their opinions are esteemed by government officials and fellow NGOs. The resistance is not stated in public. Most of the objections to PrEP I have heard from these individuals during backroom talks or various office meetings or private discussions. Concerns, doubts, or cautions against PrEP that are said in public were vague and ambivalent.

Published
25 April 2017
From
AVAC
Complexity of health system is 'holding back progress' in HIV care

While HIV care in England is among the best in the world, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 has created a complex and fragmented system for HIV care. Responsibility for delivering services is spread between NHS England, local NHS organisations and councils, which has made it harder for areas to make co-ordinated changes across HIV services.

Published
25 April 2017
From
The King's Fund
A quarter of people with second-line ART treatment failure in Kenya have exhausted current treatment options

Affordable third-line antiretrovirals are urgently needed in resource-limited settings, according to research conducted in Kenya and published in the online edition of AIDS. The study showed that

Published
25 April 2017
By
Michael Carter
Three countries get first malaria vaccine

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018. The four-shot vaccine should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease.

Published
24 April 2017
From
BBC

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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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