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New Zealand: "Community, testing and meds will stop HIV"

A concerted community response, testing, drug treatments and condoms are all now needed if NZ is to see the end of the HIV epidemic, according to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Although the organisation initially resisted reliance on drug-based prevention approaches, in recent years it has cautiously embraced the techniques.

Published
17 May 2016
From
GayNZ.com
Consultation for action plans on HIV and viral hepatitis

The joint Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Programme of the WHO Regional Office for Europe is developing two action plans to address the HIV and viral hepatitis epidemics in the WHO European Region.

Published
17 May 2016
From
WHO Europe
Eliminating HIV is possible: Researchers explain how

The 'treatment as prevention' approach has brought the HIV epidemic in Denmark to the brink of elimination, researchers say after analyzing two decades of data. However, this approach will only work in other countries if almost all patients adhere to their treatment regimens.

Published
16 May 2016
From
ScienceDaily
South Africa takes bold step to provide HIV treatment for all

The Government of South Africa has announced a major policy shift that will move the world faster towards the global 90–90–90 treatment target. On 10 May 2016, the South African Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, announced in his Health Budget Vote Speech to the Parliament of South Africa that the country will implement a new evidence-based policy of offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV by September 2016.

Published
16 May 2016
From
UNAIDS
South Africa moves to ‘test and treat’

Treasury has allocated an extra R1-billion to finance this “universal test and treat” (UTT) programme, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced during his budget speech in Parliament today.

Published
16 May 2016
From
Health-e News
Scientists just set their sights on a new target for a HIV vaccine

he new target is part of the HIV envelope called the 'fusion peptide', and its structure is simpler than the sites that past HIV vaccine attempts have focussed on. This offers hope that, this time, we might have more luck getting the body to recognise and shut down the virus before it's too late.

Published
16 May 2016
From
ScienceAlert
HIV community gives 'Nul Points' Eurovision verdict to NHS England over PrEP delays

The HIV community is uniting during Eurovision week to give a damning verdict on NHS England’s delays on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The verdict is a resounding ‘Nul points’. The theme of Eurovision this year is ‘Come Together’, and community organisations and campaigners are coming together to make their message heard on social media. As the Eurovision Final approaches, PrEP supporters have begun tweeting NHS England with photos of themselves holding up ‘Nul points’ signs.

Published
14 May 2016
From
prepaccess.org.uk
Prime Minister: HIV-preventing PrEP drugs ‘can make a difference’ and NHS should reach quick decision

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has become one of the first world leaders to praise HIV-preventing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis drugs – calling for a quick decision by the NHS to help reduce people’s chances of infection.

Published
12 May 2016
From
PinkNews
European Chem Sex Forum report

The European ChemSex Forum was held 6-8 April 2016 in London, UK and was a preliminary intelligence gathering and networking event aiming to provide a platform to engage in international, cross-sector, multi-disciplinary dialogue and discussions around ChemSex.

Published
11 May 2016
From
EATG
If we want to end HIV, TB, and malaria, we need to do more to reduce human rights barriers

A recent report from UNAIDS said that by 2020, countries should devote 8% of its HIV resources to reducing human rights barriers to accessing services. Currently, less than 1% of Global Fund grant funds is spent on programs to reduce human rights barriers. We have to do more and we have to do it better, says Ralf Jürgens. In this commentary, Ralf describes an intensive effort that the Global Fund is implementing in 15-20 countries, as well as other initiatives the Fund has planned.

Published
11 May 2016
From
Global Fund Observer

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