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U.S. Still in Danger of Losing War on AIDS, C.D.C. Director Says

Despite major medical advances and more than 30 years of effort, the United States is still in danger of losing the war on AIDS, according to the country’s top disease-control official.

Published
03 December 2015
From
New York Times
Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012

A series of recently released emails by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton contradict the official motive given for Michel Kazatchkine leaving his top post at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in 2012.

Published
02 November 2015
From
Yahoo News / AFP
Hepatitis C: behind new wonder drugs lies a terrible dilemma

The cost of new hepatitis C drugs presents a conundrum for policy professionals across the world: if we cannot afford to treat everyone in need immediately, how should we go about allocating the limited number of treatments that we can afford?

Published
29 October 2015
From
The Conversaion
Canada: Change was promised - time to deliver

With a new government in power in Canada, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network says ”There is real potential for making some significant legislative changes on several key fronts.” Including more funding.

Published
28 October 2015
From
Positive Lite
Christine Stegling appointed new Executive Director of the Alliance

Ms Stegling is currently the Executive Director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC), a global network of activists advocating for HIV treatment access. She replaces the current Alliance Executive Director Alvaro Bermejo who in June announced his decision to step down from the role at the end of November 2015.

Published
12 October 2015
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
10 Big Issues Discussed at the United States Conference on AIDS

Over the weekend, thousands of HIV/AIDS advocates met up in Washington, DC, for this year’s United States Conference on AIDS (USCA). As a wrap-up, POZ compiled some social media highlights from USCA that drill down into the top 10 issues we noticed permeating the conference.

Published
15 September 2015
From
Poz
Global Fund Partnership Forum Discusses Strategy for New Era

Partners in global health began discussions today aimed at shaping a new strategy for the Global Fund partnership to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. The Partnership Forum brought together over 10 participants from communities affected by the diseases, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, governments, technical partners and the private sector to a two-day gathering to influence the development of the Global Fund's new strategy. Recent scientific advances and growing experience in implementation mean there is an historic opportunity to end the three diseases as public health threats. Aida Kurtovic, the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board, said: "We need an ambitious strategy that puts us in a position to eliminate the three diseases."

Published
08 September 2015
From
AllAfrica.com
Michel Sidibé: working to end AIDS as a public health threat

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, has the storyteller's persuasive powers.

Published
10 July 2015
From
The Lancet
Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Poz
Tory MP Mike Freer to chair cross-party HIV group

Mike Freer, the MP for Finchley and Golders Green and former Conservative Party Vice Chair, was last week elected to chair the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Pink News

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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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