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How South Africa's bill of rights helped HIV campaigners

The Treatment Action Campaign's trump card was section 27(1) of the constitution, which states that everyone has the right to have access to healthcare services, including reproductive healthcare.

Published
19 December 2011
From
The Guardian
South Africa: It's far too early for self-congratulation by Zuma on HIV

Ground-breaking measures relating to HIV testing, treatment and support are making "tremendous progress". But the HIV epidemic is likely to be with us for at least another generation - possibly two.

Published
18 December 2011
From
Times Live (editorial)
South Africa: Nation's health hinges on HIV and insurance policies

In the first of a four-part series on service delivery during President Jacob Zuma's tenure, Chris Vick looks at the progress that has been made in healthcare.

Published
18 December 2011
From
Times LIVE
Disabled people finally given a voice on HIV and Aids

Access to HIV information, testing and treatment for people with disabilities was raised for the first time as a central theme at the International Conference on Aids and STIs in Africa (Icasa), held last week in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.

Published
15 December 2011
From
The Guardian
Focus: Halting HIV/AIDS Epidemics

A slew of successes in clinical trials has elated the HIV prevention field, and models now suggest that combining them might virtually stop HIV's spread. But caveats abound.

Published
12 December 2011
From
Science
Expanding the Fight Against AIDS

The Obama administration and New York City have raised treatment goals. Progress in preventing infections has stagnated, so the push is clearly needed.

Published
12 December 2011
From
New York Times (editorial)
Goal Of AIDS-Free Generation Achievable Through 'AIDS Transition'

In this Foreign Affairs opinion piece, Mead Over, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, says the goal of an "AIDS-free generation" is attainable, "[b]ut not if treatment continues to take precedence over prevention."

Published
09 December 2011
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
Demonstrators rally to bring African leaders to action, as international NGO condemns ‘catastrophe’ of Global Fund cancellation

Medicine San Frontiers Health Policy Analyst Dr. Mit Phillips has described the cancelation of Round 11 Global Fund as “a catastrophe”, as protesters demonstrated to call on African leaders to commit more internal resources to the HIV response. Dr. Phillips said the cancelation will … more →

Published
07 December 2011
From
Key Correspondents
Filipino government: "oblivious and senseless"

We have a Secretary of Health who is not only in denial in terms of the urgency and gravity of the HIV/AIDS situation in the country, his prejudice and tendency towards bigotry is showing.

Published
05 December 2011
From
Manila Standard Today
Nigeria Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Risks AIDS Funding

A bill originally designed to outlaw gay marriage in Nigeria likely has consequences far beyond its initial scope — criminalizing gay groups and organizations could jeopardize millions of dollars of Western aid geared toward stopping the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africa's most populous nation.

Published
04 December 2011
From
ABC 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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