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£111m cuts will spark public health crisis in London, warns Sadiq Khan

Public health spending in London faces real terms cuts of £111 million over the next five years, figures showed today. Labour mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan warned that London was heading towards a “public health crisis” if funding continued to be cut.

Published
23 February 2016
From
Evening Standard
The UK’s LGBT Charities Are Under Threat

David Cameron might have said that when it comes to austerity "we're all in this together", but the reality is that services relied on by the LGBT community are being hit especially hard.

Published
23 February 2016
From
i-D
Community PrEP activists applaud PROUD study decision and call for increased activism to push for NHS provision

Community PrEP activists from PrEPster.info and I Want PreP Now today applauded the decision to extend provision of pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada to participants in the England PROUD study until June 2016.

Published
19 February 2016
From
Prepster
The cost of curing Hepatitis C

New drugs are now available to cure Hepatitis C, but why are they so expensive? Filmmaker Kate Brown explores the cost of curing Hepatitis C and speaks to a man importing his own medicines. Evan Davis speaks to Virginia Acha, Executive Director of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.

Published
18 February 2016
From
BBC Newsnight / You Tube
US: Federal budget sustains HIV funding, requests more for PrEP

Funding for domestic HIV services saw a modest increase in President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 – including a $20 million allocation for a new PrEP pilot program – but advocates say it does not provide enough for HIV research, global AIDS assistance, or hepatitis C.

Published
18 February 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
Activists Are Saving The World, But Who Is Saving Them?

Bisi Alimi writes: "How best do we support LGBTI activists across the Global South who are sacrificing their time, lives and energy to create a better world? When activists are left hanging, emotionally and financially, who will save the people saving the world?"

Published
17 February 2016
From
Slant
Negotiating the UNGASS outcome document: Challenges and the way forward

This IDPC advocacy note offers some reflections and recommendations on the negotiation process itself, and some general recommendations on the overarching tone that should be reflected in the final document.

Published
17 February 2016
From
International Drug Policy Consortium
Telephone intervention can boost retention in care for HIV-positive patients with mental health and drug/alcohol problems

Retention in HIV care among patients with mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems can be improved with a telephone-based support intervention, but only if staff are able

Published
17 February 2016
By
Michael Carter
Sadiq Khan warns about 'huge' rise in London HIV prevalence

London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has warned against complacency on HIV – after statistics showed that a disproportionate amount of Londoners are living with HIV. “As Mayor, I’ll make HIV prevention a top priority within public health,” he said.

Published
16 February 2016
From
PinkNews
UNAIDS calls for 20 billion condoms by 2020

Despite increased use of condoms over the past two decades, studies show that reported use of condoms during a person’s most recent sexual encounter with a non-regular partner ranged from 80% in some countries to less than 30% in others. There is an urgent need for countries to strengthen demand for and supply of condoms and water-based lubricant.

Published
15 February 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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