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Yusef Azad from National AIDS Trust: The HIV revolution begins?

It’s been a revolutionary, momentous year in the UK for the gay community and our fight against HIV. 2017 could go down in history as the year we turned the corner and saw the beginning of the end of the epidemic. This World AIDS Day it’s worth reminding ourselves how we got here, and what more there is still to do.

Published
01 December 2017
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Boyz
'I don't feel like I'm a threat anymore.' New HIV guidelines are changing lives.

Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula?

Published
27 November 2017
From
Washington Post
To better target HIV prevention, identify people whose social contacts have high viral loads

Rather than relying on assessment of an individual’s sexual behaviour or of ‘community viral load’, targeting of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other prevention interventions could in part

Published
23 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
12 Gay Men Living With HIV Explain What It Means To Be Undetectable

A British LGBTQ advocacy group is hoping to clarify some misconceptions about what it means to be HIV undetectable in a quirky new video. “The Undetectables,” released Tuesday, features testimony from 12 gay men who are living with HIV.

Published
17 November 2017
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HuffPost
What's it like being in a HIV mixed diagnosis relationship?

'I spent a lot of time researching the condition and I learnt quite quickly that people with HIV live the same length of time as people without. The most important fact is that if your partner is on HIV medication, there's zero chance of being infected."

Published
15 November 2017
From
Metro
No transmissions from breastfeeding in Tanzania cohort from mothers with undetectable viral load

No HIV exposed infants who were negative at birth, whose mothers started ART before delivery, had suppressed viral loads and exclusively breastfed, were HIV positive after breastfeeding, in a rural African cohort.

Published
13 November 2017
From
HIV i-Base
HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: A Community Brief

The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) developed this brief to provide the HIV community with current information and analysis of new and updated clinical data on the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in preventing HIV transmission to sexual partners of people living with HIV. While the health benefits of treatment will always be the primary purpose of ART, it is vital that the secondary benefits to people living with HIV and their sexual partners be fully understood and communicated.

Published
08 November 2017
From
ICASO
HIV diagnoses in English gay men have been falling since 2014

A new analysis by Public Health England of testing rates and HIV diagnoses from all of England’s sexual health clinics shows that the decline in

Published
08 November 2017
By
Gus Cairns
High HIV incidence from non-primary partners and low PEP and PrEP use seen in PARTNER study

HIV incidence among the HIV-negative gay men in the PARTNER 1 and 2 studies, due to sex with partners outside the main relationship, was high,

Published
08 November 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret

Current guidelines recommend that women with HIV avoid breast-feeding, but some do so without advising their physician and without monitoring for the safety of their baby. However, when a woman has an undetectable viral load, the risk is minimal, according to some specialists.

Published
08 November 2017
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Medscape (requires free registration)

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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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