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As Trump Vice President, Mike Pence Would Be a Nightmare for People With HIV

There is nothing in Mike Pence's statements or actions to suggest that he has learned anything from the HIV outbreak that ran rampant through Scott County, Indiana, when he governed the state. As one indication of his HIV priorities, his advocacy for LGBT conversion therapy while in the U.S. House of Representatives included proposing that the Ryan White Care Act be reauthorized only if monies were redirected towards organizations "which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior."

Published
15 August 2016
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The Body
Mike Freer: Evaluating this anti-HIV drug should be based on clinical effectiveness – not prejudice over life choices

If we can fund the contraceptive pill, we can fund PrEP. Funding for drugs should only ever be based on clinical evaluation, cost effectiveness and the impact on society more widely. Each one of those criteria have been met in my mind, and for this reason NHS England should move in the direction of funding PrEP.

Published
15 August 2016
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Conservative Home
Vaginal bacteria increase HIV susceptibility and may reduce PrEP effectiveness

Overgrowth of a certain species of vaginal bacteria was associated with a 13-fold higher likelihood of acquiring HIV, while another species was found to lower tenofovir levels

Published
15 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Why Doesn’t NHS England Want to Be Responsible for Preventing HIV?

In March 2015, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced the first national diabetes prevention programme. Reflecting on the potential for the NHS to reduce the future costs of diabetes care by supporting people to lose weight, exercise and eat better, he said that "if these results were from a pill we'd doubtless be popping it".

Published
11 August 2016
From
National AIDS Trust
How the HIV-prevention drug could break the NHS

If the NHS ever comes to be dismantled it won’t be because a heartless Tory government has decided that, for reasons of neoliberal ideology, it ought to be replaced by private insurance schemes. It will be because the unreasonable and limitless demands placed on it by those who claim to be its friends have inflated its budget to a level that public funds can simply no longer sustain.

Published
11 August 2016
From
The Spectator
No new HIV infections seen in San Francisco's Strut PrEP programme

A community-based sexual health clinic in San Francisco has offered nurse-led pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services to more than 1200 clients and has seen no HIV infections to

Published
11 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
NHS Responds To Accusations Of Homophobia Over HIV Prevention Drug Statement

NHS England has said it “strongly denies” the accusations of homophobia levelled at it last week following its statement regarding the drug that prevents HIV – but refused to comment further.

Published
09 August 2016
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BuzzFeed News
Is Zimbabwe’s condom use per person the highest in the world?

Zimbabwe had 157 million male and female condoms available in 2015 and a relatively high self-reported use of condoms among adults who have multiple sexual partnerships. But is their condom use per capita the highest in the world?

Published
09 August 2016
From
Africa Check
New York's 'queer health warrior': city official funds grassroots fight against HIV

Demetre Daskalakis, the assistant health commissioner helming the HIV/Aids bureau, reaches out to the LGBT community to go beyond ending the epidemic.

Published
08 August 2016
From
The Guardian
Give young people and gay men free condoms to reduce STIs, watchdog says

Draft guidance from Nice says councils should consider schemes to provide free advice and condoms to halt rise in HIV and gonorrhoea.

Published
05 August 2016
From
The Guardian

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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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