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Mismatch between US infant feeding policies and the lived experience of HIV-positive women

US guidelines recommending that HIV-positive women feed their infants formula milk instead of breast milk create unique challenges for patients and healthcare providers alike, according to a mixed-methods

26 February 2019
Krishen Samuel
'I came to Peru to survive': Venezuelans migrating for HIV drugs

Darwin Zerpa is among those who have fled to Peru to get the antiretrovirals he needs. Now he counsels others with the virus.

24 February 2019
The Guardian
WHO: Refugees, migrants pose low infectious disease risk

WHO showed in a new report that migrants and refugees in Europe “are likely to have good general health,” and there is “very low risk” that they will spread communicable diseases in their host country. However, the population is at a higher risk of becoming ill because of poor living conditions or adjustments to a new lifestyle.

23 January 2019
Location inherently linked to unsuppressed viral load among young South African women

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

04 January 2019
US: HIV Is Declining More Slowly Among Foreign-Born Black Women

Black women born in the United States have seen a faster decline in their HIV diagnosis rate.

01 January 2019
Desperate border crossings, as Venezuela runs short of HIV drugs

Venezuela's economic meltdown has triggered the biggest exodus of people in modern Latin American history.

03 October 2018
HIV treatment services in African countries need to adapt to serve mobile and migrant populations

Health facilities must be responsive to the needs of mobile individuals and of migrants if they are to retain people in care, Bwalya Chiti of Zambart told

26 July 2018
Roger Pebody
Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families

“We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

11 July 2018
Migration officials' access to NHS records 'to be tightened'

The expected concession comes after pressure from MPs worried about patient confidentiality.

09 May 2018
BBC Health
He can't get proper HIV treatment in Venezuela. But he's being deported anyway

Ricardo Querales, who is HIV positive, faces deportation back to Venezuela, where he claims he will die because there is no medication to treat his illness.

05 February 2018
Miami Herald
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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