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Trump leaves AIDS advocates feeling anxious

The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. Although Trump said little about HIV during the presidential campaign, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his conservative Cabinet picks suggest many of the advances of the Obama years may be rolled back. But all agreed that it is hard to predict specific details.

Published
01 December 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
AIDS in 1985, and today

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, nobody expected to make a “career” in the field of HIV or AIDS. Especially not people who themselves had already been newly diagnosed … Read More →

Published
01 December 2016
From
BETA blog
Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Elton John: New HIV fund makes ‘horribly clear’ how LGBT human rights abuses are a barrier to ending AIDS

In its first few weeks the LGBT Rapid Response Fund, announced by Sir Elton John earlier this year and set up by the International HIV AIDS Alliance, received more than 235 applications from civil society organisations who provide HIV services, highlighting the need to respond to the daily threats faced by these populations.

Published
30 November 2016
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Jake Sobo: My life on PrEP—4 years later

We couldn’t be more excited to re-connect with one of our legendary contributors, Jake Sobo, for this feature on BETA. Back in 2012, Sobo was one of the first—if not the first—gay man to write openly about his experience taking PrEP for HIV prevention. He quickly became one of our most read and controversial authors—sparking debates online and off. We recently caught up with Jake to get an update on his life, hear his thoughts on the future of PrEP, and find out what he thinks about rising rates of sexually transmitted infections among gay men.

Published
30 November 2016
From
BETA blog
The reinvention of radical protest: life on the frontline of the Aids epidemic

An extract from David France's new book How to Survive a Plague.

Published
29 November 2016
From
The Guardian
NICE one? Is NHS guidance on substance misuse fit for purpose?

2007 was the last time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published guidance on psychosocial interventions for substance misuse. Is the guidance published a decade ago fit for purpose in 2016?

Published
28 November 2016
From
The Mental Elf
New South Wales: Removing disclosure law will help stop HIV spread, health experts say

The offence of having sex without first disclosing you have a sexually transmitted disease will be removed from the Public Health Act next year.

Published
28 November 2016
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Freddie Mercury Bio Links the Rock Star to AIDS “Patient Zero”

HIV plays a prominent role in Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury, a new biography of the rock icon and Queen front man. The book reads almost like two parallel bios—one of Freddie and another of the HIV epidemic.

Published
25 November 2016
From
Poz
How Much of a Disaster Will Trump's Drug Policies Be?

Those of us who care about helping people with addiction and using science to guide more humane approaches to drugs should be bracing for a tough fight ahead.

Published
24 November 2016
From
Vice

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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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