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Why Nobody's Funding the HIV-Prevention Strategy Ten Times More Effective than PrEP

"I've seen funding go towards PrEP, and reluctance to fund programs that promote the full benefits of viral suppression," Bruce Richman says. "Funders don't want to do something that's risky. We were told by one foundation they wouldn't fund us because they were concerned about being sued." Richman says that a major goal of undetectability awareness campaigns is to educate healthcare professionals.

Published
23 January 2017
From
Vice
People taking ART in the UK have an accurate understanding of their viral load

The vast majority of people taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the UK have an accurate knowledge of their current viral load (VL) level, investigators report

Published
16 January 2017
By
Michael Carter
London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

Published
11 January 2017
From
London Evening Standard
The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40% drop in new HIV infections this year

The clinic at 56 Dean Street in Soho, central London, the largest sexual health clinic in the UK, saw an unprecedented 40% drop in new HIV diagnoses

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Five Reasons ‘HIV Undetectable’ Must Equal ‘Untransmittable’

“We are not dirty, we are not a threat, and we are not disease vectors. In fact, we are the solution. People living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, who become undetectable, are the solution to the end of new HIV infections in the United States… When we look back 20 years from now we’re going to judge ourselves in terms of how well we responded to this opportunity.” How wonderful that something many of us have assumed for years has been proven to be true. So now we can spread the news and encourage people with HIV to seek treatment and stick with it. However, there is some strong resistance to a message that equates undetectable to untransmittable, and it’s not coming from where you might think.

Published
15 December 2016
From
MarkSKing.com
New South Wales: Removing disclosure law will help stop HIV spread, health experts say

The offence of having sex without first disclosing you have a sexually transmitted disease will be removed from the Public Health Act next year.

Published
28 November 2016
From
Sydney Morning Herald
New antiretroviral drugs decrease chances of HIV sexual transmission

A triple regimen based on the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir decreases viral load in semen very quickly, reducing transmission risk.

Published
24 November 2016
From
Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL)
Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men

Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
End HIV criminalisation, Australian experts say

A group of leading HIV experts are calling for “caution to be exercised” when considering criminal charges against people who recklessly spread the disease. In a consensus statement published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Australian researchers and scientists argue that “criminal cases involving HIV transmission or exposure require that courts correctly comprehend the rapidly evolving science of HIV transmission and the impact of an HIV diagnosis”.

Published
09 November 2016
From
Gay News Network
Do people living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load need to wear condoms?

In the face of extensive research showing that people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with stable undetectable viral load have an extremely low

Published
02 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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