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New Durban Declaration highlights five scientific advances, five structural barriers

As the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban approaches, the declaration of its purpose does what the statement produced by the recent United Nations High-Level Meeting on AIDS declined to do, holding up both the opportunities that could end the pandemic, and the obstacles keeping that from happening.

Published
08 July 2016
From
Science Speaks
Linda-Gail Bekker: Ending Aids in South Africa is ‘ambitious but plausible’

Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, chief operating officer of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and professor of medicine at the University of Cape Town will become president of the International AIDS Society – the world’s largest association of HIV professionals – at the 18-22 July’s International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban.

Published
30 June 2016
From
Medical Brief
UN pledges to end Aids epidemic but plan barely mentions those most at risk

UN member states have pledged to end the Aids epidemic by 2030, but campaigners say the strategy adopted by the 193-nation general assembly on Wednesday barely mentions those most at risk of contracting HIV/Aids: men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and intravenous drug users. Activists walked out in protest after the resolution was adopted.

Published
09 June 2016
From
The Guardian
2016 U.N. Political Declaration on Ending AIDS a disappointing and unprincipled setback in the fight against AIDS

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is profoundly dismayed with the decision made by a majority of United Nations member states to adopt a flawed document. The Political Declaration on Ending AIDS by 2030 was meant to provide a compass for global and national policy, law, regulation, funding and programming. It could have been an important advocacy tool for civil society to hold governments to account. Sadly, the Declaration misses the mark—by a long shot. It fails to advance the needs, interests and rights of those most affected by HIV.

Published
09 June 2016
From
GNP+
Bold new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS adopted in New York

United Nations Member States agree to reach ambitious new targets by 2020, pledging to leave no one behind and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS Final Declaration

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Latest UNAIDS numbers shows impacts of inequities — including in program norms

A look at the charts and graphs reveals a disquieting asymmetry, that, in turn, highlight the role that expanded treatment outreach and access, and strong and adequately equipped health systems will have to play in that prevention.

Published
01 June 2016
From
Science Speaks
How the Bernie Sanders Campaign Alienated HIV/AIDS Activists

All Bernie Sanders had to do to curry greater favor with HIV/AIDS activists was to meet with them and listen to their concerns, reinforcing that fighting HIV/AIDS would be a Sanders administration priority. That was it, and he couldn't do it. He didn't even come close.

Published
01 June 2016
From
The Body
World Health Assembly adopts global health sector strategies on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs

The World Health Assembly has adopted 3 global health sector strategies on: HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the period 2016-2021. The integrated strategies highlight the critical role of Universal Health Coverage. Their targets are aligned with those laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published
01 June 2016
From
WHO
Rhetoric Versus Reality: Can the Next President 'End AIDS' in the United States?

What would "ending AIDS" as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2025 look like?

Published
31 May 2016
From
The Body

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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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