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Chinese AIDS activism: Bad blood

AMID the daily drumbeat of protest across China involving citizens aggrieved by local injustices, a demonstration by around 300 AIDS victims outside the headquarters of the Henan provincial government late last month might have seemed routine. But the protesters’ growing frustration worries officials far beyond AIDS-wracked Henan. As the Communist Party prepares for an imminent leadership change it is more than usually anxious to keep the AIDS scandal quiet.

11 September 2012
The Economist
Democratic Convention: Obamacare Dominates Policy Discussion

The first night of the Democratic convention included a potentially significant effort to recast the debate around the president's most ambitious and controversial achievement - the Affordable Care Act.

05 September 2012
Huffington Post
Tentative evidence of treatment-as-prevention efficacy in northern France

Physicians at seven HIV clinics in north-eastern France have provided evidence of an association between a decrease in the so-called 'community viral load' (CVL) in diagnosed patients between

04 September 2012
Gus Cairns
The GOP, Romney, And HIV

The GOP platform and presidential nominee are one in the same and they show complete disregard for those living with HIV and those at risk of contracting it.

31 August 2012
Frontiers LA
US: A Step Backward for AIDS Prevention

President Obama's 2013 budget proposal authorizes funding for syringe exchange, and the administration should fight for it. Federal agencies that administer these funds should treat the ban as a "teaching moment" for state health departments, law enforcement and the public that syringe exchange programs save lives, save money, and bridge people into treatment.

29 August 2012
Huffington Post
Kenya's Efforts to Tackle HIV-Aids Get Accolades

Kenya has been commended for its work in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a virus that has infected over 1.4 million people there, by three former African heads of state who were instrumental in the fight against AIDS in their own country.

09 August 2012
South Africa: 'Epstein Is Wrong About Nation's Aids Response'

A South African AIDS activists and two of the country's top HIV doctors have tackled a well-respected journalist and author regarding what they believe are a number of errors regarding the country's epidemic and the benefits of ARVs.

03 August 2012
AIDS 2012: Finding the substance among too much rhetoric

An endless succession of repetitive speeches, an abuse of the slogan ‘Turning the Tide Together’ and a lack of creativity... What few interesting or stimulating words were said could be lost under the weight of bureaucrats’ monotonous speeches, so here are some excerpts.

29 July 2012
Key Correspondents
George W. Bush’s greatest legacy

This is a moment for all Americans to be proud of the best thing George W. Bush did as president: launching an initiative to combat AIDS in Africa that has saved millions of lives.

27 July 2012
Washington Post
Romney urges support for global AIDS fight, and “those who are least able to help themselves"

“We must overcome the global challenge of AIDS,” a statement released yesterday from presidential candidate Mitt Romney says. He notes that the epidemic is “indiscriminate,” takes “young and old,” leaves women and orphans,” and often affects “those least able to help themselves”. No mention of how or how much, and how or if to help these people he says can’t help themselves. It is an 82-word statement, so one can only expect so much.

24 July 2012
Center for Global Health Policy

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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