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Prince Harry proves powers of persuasion as he meets people with HIV

His brief was to help break down the stigma around HIV, and Prince Harry proved that he has inherited his mother’s remarkable powers of persuasion today when he met a group of people living with the virus.

Published
16 November 2016
From
Telegraph
The Times coverage of PrEP echoes that of the Daily Mail

The Times have continued to report on PrEP in a divisive manner, ignoring warnings from a number of health organisations against pitting groups of patients against one another.

Published
15 November 2016
From
Attitude
Long term decline in consistent condom use among Australian gay men

Data from the last ten years of the Australian Gay Community Periodic Surveys shows a steady decline in consistent condom use, with more gay men attempting to

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
In a Trump Presidency, Portents of Stigma and Sickness for People Living With HIV

Do not listen when someone tells you it will all be okay. It will not. For people living with HIV and those that advocate alongside them, a Trump White House coupled with a Republican-controlled Congress is nothing less than a waking nightmare.

Published
14 November 2016
From
The Body
The 13 NHS treatments at risk... because taxpayers face paying for controversial HIV drug

Hundreds of people with rare diseases could miss out on vital treatments after the NHS was ordered to consider bankrolling a controversial HIV pill.

Published
11 November 2016
From
Daily Mail
Grindr, Largest Gay Hookup App, Adds Fields for HIV Status, Undetectable, and PrEP Use

Grindr, a popular app for gay and bisexual men, announced today the addition of optional HIV-related fields in user profiles, such as HIV status (including undetectable), last HIV test date, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use.

Published
10 November 2016
From
The Body
End HIV criminalisation, Australian experts say

A group of leading HIV experts are calling for “caution to be exercised” when considering criminal charges against people who recklessly spread the disease. In a consensus statement published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Australian researchers and scientists argue that “criminal cases involving HIV transmission or exposure require that courts correctly comprehend the rapidly evolving science of HIV transmission and the impact of an HIV diagnosis”.

Published
09 November 2016
From
Gay News Network
Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men, says health minister

Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania's minister for health said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex relationships as part of their HIV programs.

Published
01 November 2016
From
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Efavirenz Side Effects Include Suicide; It Could Have Been Me

I was on efavirenz for years. Within six months of dropping the drug altogether, I normalized. For the first time in years, I was not flooded with suicidal thoughts, addictions and crippling mental health woes.

Published
31 October 2016
From
The Body
Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

The majority of undergraduates who started college this fall have never known a world without AIDS, or a world in which being HIV positive was not a chronic but manageable medical condition. Many of them also grew up in the midst of advances for the mainstream gay rights movement that seemed impossible a generation ago.

Published
31 October 2016
From
American Historical Association

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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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