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Kiev commits to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030

Ahead of a Fast-Track cities event to take place in June at the 2016 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, the Mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, has committed the city to the UNAIDS Fast-Track approach to end the AIDS epidemic.

Published
07 April 2016
From
UNAIDS
More people with HIV are achieving viral suppression in US, but about 40% remain above transmission thresholds

A growing proportion of people with HIV are reaching an undetectable viral load on antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a pair of studies from the US Centers

Published
07 April 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Dear UNAIDS: Magical thinking on who will fund the AIDS response will not end the epidemic

The agency’s new projections about what is needed to end the AIDS epidemic make completely unrealistic and unreasonable expectations about what low- and middle-income countries can and will pay — suggesting a dangerous donor strategy in the face of high stakes. Low- and middle-income countries can and must pay more — leading AIDS activists from high burden countries have long demanded this and are, in many cases, winning increases. But UNAIDS itself predicts that if the money needed to close this gap does not materialize by 2020, we will not hit the fast track goals.

Published
06 April 2016
From
HealthGAP
India sacks foreign-funded consultants; health programs may suffer

India is firing dozens of foreign-funded health experts working inside the government, seen as part of a broader clampdown to reduce the influence of non-government organizations (NGOs) on policy. Of the nearly 140 people who run India's HIV/AIDS program, 112 are consultants seconded from foreign organizations.

Published
06 April 2016
From
Reuters
Investing in community advocacy and services to end the AIDS epidemic

Greater investment in civil society and community-based service delivery is critical to the Fast-Track approach. Outreach to key populations in low- and middle-income countries should grow to about 7.2% of total investments by 2020, and the estimated resource needs for community-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy should grow to about 3.8% of total investment.

Published
06 April 2016
From
UNAIDS
Indian study proves that more people virally suppressed in a population equals fewer HIV infections

The proportion of people living with HIV in a population who have a detectable viral load is much more strongly associated with the rate of

Published
06 April 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Advancing combination HIV prevention: advocacy brief

This brief has been produced by the Alliance in partnership with UNAIDS and follows on from the 2015 UNAIDS reference paper, Fast Tracking Combination Prevention. It is intended for advocates from community-led organisations and to support them as they engage with policy makers at national, district and local levels to advocate for combination HIV prevention and shape their country’s HIV programmes.

Published
05 April 2016
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
A long road ahead to reduce HIV among South Africa's sex workers

More than half the female sex workers in South Africa’s three largest cities are HIV positive – but less than one-third are on antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released study.

Published
05 April 2016
From
The Conversation AU
No adverse social consequences from early ART initiation in West Africa

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not have negative social consequences, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Research involving patients in Côte d’Ivoire showed

Published
05 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
UNAIDS announces lower price tag on investments needed to Fast-Track ending the AIDS epidemic

Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, UNAIDS announced new investment needs to Fast-Track the AIDS response. The projected need of US$ 26.2 billion in 2020 is down from a previous estimate of US$ 30 billion. New findings suggest that the world can reach ambitious Fast-Track targets for preventing new HIV infections, AIDS-related deaths and discrimination with fewer resources.

Published
04 April 2016
From
UNAIDS

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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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