All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • PrEP
    Brazil to make PrEP available to populations at highest risk of HIV infection
    Gay Star News | 26 May 2017

    Brazil will make the HIV preventative drug, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), available to populations at highest risk of HIV infection. This includes sex workers, mixed HIV-status couples, transgender people and gay and bisexual men.

  • PrEP
    Facing our fears: What does news of a possible PrEP failure mean?
    Emen8 | 26 May 2017

    In light of recent reports of a person becoming HIV positive while using PrEP, our community’s collective response can inform the future of HIV prevention and sexual health promotion in Australia. While HIV/AIDS organisations and community groups are leading the way to allay public concerns, we address some of the questions surrounding this unusual event.

  • Nutrition
    Ramadan, Fasting & HIV
    LASS | 26 May 2017

    Ramadan is the name of one of the 12 lunar months of the Islamic calendar. For 29 days of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset. Many HIV-positive wish to join their community in observing this important month, can they?

  • PrEP
    PrEP 17 – The coming of age of PrEP
    Prepster | 26 May 2017

    PrEP17 explores the stories of over a dozen PrEP activists; current and former PrEP users; clinicians; and policy-makers. The 36 minute documentary film, commissioned by PrEPster, shines a light on how PrEP has become available to thousands of people, despite the failures of the health system.

  • Cancer
    Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 26 May 2017

    A new test, based on a patient's epigenetics, could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer -- a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV.

  • HIV treatment
    The Truth About HIV
    BBC iPlayer (UK only, available until 24 June) | 26 May 2017

    Dr Chris van Tulleken explores the latest science around HIV, meeting health professionals, scientists, and individuals affected by it in the UK and South Africa.

  • Vaccines
    HIV 'fingerprint' tool could greatly assist vaccine development
    HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today | 26 May 2017

    A method that quickly fingerprints the shield of sugar molecules that helps HIV evade immune system antibodies could be very useful to vaccine developers.

  • Vaccines
    Inovio HIV Vaccine Elicits Nearly 100% Immune Response Rates in a Clinical Study
    Inovio press release | 24 May 2017

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) today announced that its HIV vaccine, PENNVAX®-GP, produced amongst the highest overall levels of immune response rates (cellular and humoral) ever demonstrated in a human study by an HIV vaccine.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    China captures 12 smugglers of Indian pharmaceuticals
    Xinhua | 24 May 2017

    Chinese police have detained 12 people for smuggling and selling Indian-made treatments for hepatitis C and cancer, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Human rights
    Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to rule in favour of same-sex marriage
    Pink News | 24 May 2017

    Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalise same-sex marriage. The highest court in the land has ruled that Article 972 of the Civil Code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

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Read the April edition of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin.

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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