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AIDS Advocates from Across the U.S. Call upon Presidential Candidates to Make Ending the Epidemic A Priority

Secretary Clinton's mischaracterization of the Reagan Administration on Friday, March 11, sparked nationwide upset from HIV/AIDS advocates, service providers, people living with HIV, and loved ones of those lost to the epidemic. But it also has created an opportunity to bring HIV/AIDS to the forefront of the conversation during this campaign season.

17 March 2016
On the Fight Against HIV and AIDS -- and on the People Who Really Started the Conversation

Hillary Clinton: "This week, at Nancy Reagan's funeral, I said something inaccurate when speaking about the Reagans' record on HIV and AIDS. Since then, I've heard from countless people who were devastated by the loss of friends and loved ones, and hurt and disappointed by what I said. As someone who has also lost friends and loved ones to AIDS, I understand why. I made a mistake, plain and simple."

14 March 2016
Huffington Post
Sadiq Khan warns about 'huge' rise in London HIV prevalence

London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has warned against complacency on HIV – after statistics showed that a disproportionate amount of Londoners are living with HIV. “As Mayor, I’ll make HIV prevention a top priority within public health,” he said.

16 February 2016
Bono, HIV/AIDS and public opinion: Correcting the record

Bono said that the "public thinks AIDS is done -- it’s not done." There's an obvious bit of rhetorical flourish in Bono's comments, but independent polling does show that the public sees AIDS as less of a threat both at home and overseas than it once did. However, people still rank it rather high on the global health agenda and believe America should continue to help developing nations deal with it.

11 February 2016
Activists United and Ignited by Urgency for HIV Prevention in Europe: EATG and AVAC call for the rollout of PrEP as a proven HIV prevention strategy

Initiated and organised entirely by the community of people living with and at risk for HIV, the second European HIV Prevention Summit brought together representatives of civil society, the pharmaceutical industry, researchers and academia in Brussels between 29 and 31 January. In addition to a thorough examination of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), the summit discussed the latest developments in the research fields of vaccines, rectal and vaginal microbicides and antibodies and their utility in HIV prevention.

03 February 2016
High-level meeting on HIV/AIDS – how to get involved

This URGENT ACTION ALERT aims to inform civil society organizations on how to get involved in the high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS to be held during the UN General Assembly in New York in June 8 - 10 2016.

02 February 2016
Only 3 Presidential Candidates Share How They Will Address HIV

Only 3 out of the 16 candidates running for president answered GMHC's survey on how they plan to govern on issues concerning HIV.

01 February 2016
Obama's State of the Union: 'We're on Track to End HIV/AIDS'

Surely a nod to the HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks in Indiana, Obama said he hopes the nation will battle prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse.

14 January 2016
Poz magazine news
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.

03 December 2015
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.

02 November 2015
Yahoo News / AFP

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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