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Can We Say Goodbye to the Word AIDS?

What do we lose by freeing ourselves from the word AIDS—or, what might we have to gain? It’s a question provoked by advances in HIV treatment and care and changes in the way that people live with and experience HIV and AIDS.

06 May 2016
BETA blog
New Thai-Taiwanese Syndrome Is Not AIDS 2.0

The headlines are frightening: unrelated, otherwise healthy patients in Asia turning up with symptoms doctors associate with HIV infection. But though many questions remain about the new immunodeficiency, it’s not a harbinger of a global health calamity, says Kent Sepkowitz.

28 August 2012
Daily Beast
30 years of AIDS: remembering how it began - from those who were there

Sunday June 5 sees the 30th anniversary of the first reports of the disease that later came to be known as AIDS. At the time no one

03 June 2011
Keith Alcorn
Africans develop AIDS more slowly

A surprise finding in two recent studies suggests people of African origin are better able to fight CD4 decline, writes Gus Cairns.

01 April 2009
HIV treatment update
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.