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Zimbabwe launches 'HIV prevention' pill

Government last week launched the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy (PrEP), which is meant to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. Speaking at the "Million Men Circumcised" celebrations and launch of the PrEP Strategy in Harare on Friday, Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa said the oral PrEP was strictly for those who were at a higher risk of contracting HIV.

18 June 2018
Bulawayo 24 News
Trump admin adopts Obama-era goals in fighting HIV/AIDS

The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy issued a 69-page progress report indicating the Trump administration has “affirmed its support” for the 2010 National AIDS Strategy, which was issued during the Obama administration and enumerated gay and bisexual men as groups vulnerable to the disease.

15 June 2018
Washington Blade
How to Deal With Conflicts About Ex-Lovers, HIV, Trump and More

A provocative interview with author Sarah Schulman also reveals the most pressing issues facing gay people and the HIV community.

13 June 2018
Another Trump casualty: the presidential AIDS council

In a scathing letter, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned. “The Trump Administration has no strategy to address the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic, seeks zero input from experts to formulate HIV policy, and — most concerning — pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease,” wrote Scott A. Schoettes, a former council member.

11 June 2018
The Boston Globe
Elton John Just Blasted The Government For "Savage Cuts" To Sexual Health Services

"This fight is being harmed by a lack of investment," the rock star said at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Lecture on HIV.

09 June 2018
UK chair of scandal-hit UN agency says 'no appetite' to pursue sexual harassment claims

The British official chairing the board of a scandal-hit UN agency has said its leaders have “no appetite” for pursuing action over specific sexual harassment allegations. The Independent can reveal the comment was allegedly made by the top civil servant chairing the UNAIDS coordinating board, in a phone call with a leading international women’s rights campaigner.

04 June 2018
The Independent
500 Days and Trump Administration Absent on HIV

It has been 500 days since Donald Trump became President of the United States. And it has been 500 days since The White House had any substantial leadership working on behalf of the HIV epidemic or talking prevention strategies. And the blame for that must be shared by us all.

01 June 2018
I'm Still Josh
CDC to roll back data collection on the health and well-being of LGBT people

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official disclosed that it will roll back support for the collection of data on the health and well-being of LGBT people through the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

18 May 2018
Williams Institute
Laurie Garrett: Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it. But it is not hard to see why President Trump would see Redfield's hardcore, right-wing credentials as a good fit. It is another example of the Trump administration's willingness to place politics over sensible public policy.

16 May 2018
One of Russia’s Only Websites on HIV Education Blocked For ‘Violating’ Propaganda Law

On Sunday, the news website Parni Plus received a notice from Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal supervision agency for information technologies and communications, that it “contains data prohibited for distribution in the Russian Federation.”

08 May 2018
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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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