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India sacks foreign-funded consultants; health programs may suffer

India is firing dozens of foreign-funded health experts working inside the government, seen as part of a broader clampdown to reduce the influence of non-government organizations (NGOs) on policy. Of the nearly 140 people who run India's HIV/AIDS program, 112 are consultants seconded from foreign organizations.

Published
06 April 2016
From
Reuters
US: The Office of National AIDS Policy director, Douglas Brooks, is leaving his post—here’s what it means

Today, Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, announced that he will step down from his position as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).

Published
29 March 2016
From
BETA blog
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.

Published
17 March 2016
From
TAG
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."

Published
14 March 2016
From
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.

Published
16 February 2016
From
PinkNews
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.

Published
11 February 2016
From
PolitiFact
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.

Published
03 February 2016
From
EATG
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.

Published
02 February 2016
From
ICASO
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.

Published
01 February 2016
From
HIVPlus
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.

Published
14 January 2016
From
Poz magazine 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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