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Lack Of Data On Gay Men Impedes HIV Fight In Central Asia

In recent years, the countries of Central Asia have experienced some of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. One of the key populations at risk is men who have sex with men (MSM). However, an acute lack of data on the health of that population -- due in large part to intense stigmatization of homosexuality – may be obscuring the region's HIV epidemic.

07 May 2013
RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty
The Global Fund Should Take Transparency to Another Level

Apart from experts in donor governments and a handful of technical partners, Aidspan and the likes, very few local organisations or people take advantage of Global Fund transparency to trigger open and well-informed discussions on aid effectiveness. How can this be when all the data and documents are “just a mouse click away”?

18 April 2013
Global Fund Observer
Clinical Trials Regulation: Protect public health: Choose transparency!

EATG joined 10 European and International Organisations representing researchers, doctors, scientists, patients and other civil society actors in a call for the inclusion of strong transparency provisions in the Clinical Trials Regulation that is under discussion at the European Parliament and Council.

12 April 2013
Development goals: Activists fear less focus on HIV after 2015

As a UN high-level panel completes worldwide consultations [ ] to pick development goals for 2015 and beyond, PlusNews consulted experts to see how HIV/AIDS might fit into this new agenda.

02 April 2013
IRIN Plus News
Advocates See Historic Chance to Turn Tide on TB

Patients, doctors and international aid groups are calling on donors and governments to support measures that would make treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis more effective and accessible.

21 March 2013
Inter Press Service
In the new NHS lawyers, not GPs, will be in the driving seat

With less than two weeks to go before clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) take responsibility for almost all our healthcare, they still don't know officially whether they will be free to go on commissioning work from NHS hospitals, or whether they will be forced to open it up to private providers.

20 March 2013
The Guardian
Lukewarm reaction to government’s sexual health framework for England

Just two weeks before local authorities take over the commissioning of sexual health services – and twelve years since a sexual health strategy was last published –

19 March 2013
Roger Pebody
England: Sexual health improvement framework published

‘A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England’ sets out the government’s ambitions for improving sexual health. These are designed to be used by local organisations when they are looking at how best to provide sexual health services in their area.

15 March 2013
Department of Health
HIV high on the agenda at the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

At the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, which is running from 11-15 March, drug use and HIV will be addressed through a number of channels, including a draft resolution calling for the intensification of efforts to reduce HIV to attain the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.

13 March 2013
Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin: Five myths about AIDS

1. The case of the Mississippi baby means we’re close to curing AIDS. 2. AIDS is the leading killer of babies worldwide. 3. Mothers with HIV should never breast-feed. 4. Drugs are the key to preventing HIV’s spread. 5. AIDS can’t be defeated.

12 March 2013
Washington Post

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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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