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  • European Cure Review concentrates on HIV therapeutic vaccines

    A cure for HIV would almost inevitably have to involve a vaccine to improve the body’s natural ability to control HIV, a seminar on European HIV cure research heard recently. The STEPS seminar, held by the European AIDS Treatment ...

    16 November 2017 | Gus Cairns
  • France’s next PrEP study aims to assess the wider impact of PrEP on the HIV epidemic

    France is launching a new study which will enrol 3000 new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) users over the next three years, Jean-Michel Molina told the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris this week. Whereas previous studies, ...

    28 July 2017 | Roger Pebody
  • Hope overshadowed – the US PrEP Summit

    The US National HIV PrEP Summit, which took place in early December in San Francisco, was one of the most extraordinary HIV meetings I have ever been to. This first-ever gathering of 600 people involved in ...

    31 January 2017 | Gus Cairns
  • Policy makers’ inaction is leading people to take PrEP ‘in the wild’

    An increasing number of gay men and others at risk of HIV are seeking to protect their health with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), but the lack of PrEP provision and lack of regulatory approval in many countries is leading ...

    19 October 2016 | Roger Pebody
  • Gains in curbing HIV epidemic could be lost without continued commitment, AIDS 2016 speakers say

    Participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), taking place this week in Durban, South Africa, reviewed the remarkable gains that have been made in access to HIV treatment and new prevention tools since the conference was last held ...

    19 July 2016 | Liz Highleyman
  • People who inject drugs have other priorities ahead of PrEP

    People who inject drugs have fundamental concerns about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the manner in which it is being promoted, according to a consultation conducted by the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD). With limited availability ...

    17 June 2016 | Roger Pebody
  • England’s PrEP policy in disarray after NHS U-turn

    Activists, individuals at risk of HIV, and clinicians have reacted with anger to an official U-turn on provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). NHS England officials have refused to allow a draft policy on PrEP to go forward for ...

    22 March 2016 | Roger Pebody
  • London sexual health clinics step up their support for people buying PrEP online

    Several large sexual health clinics in London and Brighton have responded to the growing numbers of people importing PrEP medications from overseas by offering free safety monitoring to PrEP users. This is in a context of increasing frustration with ...

    29 January 2016 | Roger Pebody
  • France approves PrEP

    In a historic move, France has become the first country outside the USA, and the first country with a centrally-organised, reimbursable health system, to approve no-expense pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people who need it.The French Minister of Health, ...

    24 November 2015 | Gus Cairns
  • Harm reduction conference calls for political leadership to reform drugs policy

    The biggest challenges to harm reduction are drugs policy and drugs laws, the Malaysian harm reduction leader Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman told the 24th International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur last week.Numerous speakers said that punitive and prohibitionist drugs policies have restricted ...

    27 October 2015 | Roger Pebody
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  • HIV and AIDS activism in Africa

    Engaging, educating, mobilizing, and empowering people to challenge their governments, donors, allies and funders is the secret to the AIDS activism that brought change in Africa. As young activists now receive classroom training on how to design, plan, implement and monitor activism with timelines, we hope the heat and heart is preserved. As they access large grants and funding for proposal writing, may we remember to teach them that activism is not run by grants, but by people.

    21 February 2018 | Posterity Media
  • Are We Really Prepared To Stop HIV?

    Last weekend (9/10 February) in Amsterdam, European healthcare workers, activists, advocates and policy makers were at a conference discussing how they could facilitate HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) more widely across European countries. Is it right to continue to limit or stagger access to PrEP to those at highest need in England when it is available freely on the NHS in Scotland and Wales?

    12 February 2018 | Huffington Post
  • What’s missing from the conversation about safe injection sites: drug users’ voices

    "This is a very top-down process, and that doesn't always reflect what's best for drug users," said one harm reduction activist. Inside the fight to quell Philadelphia's opioid addiction crisis.

    26 January 2018 | Generocity
  • American HIV Activists Prepare for What Lies Ahead in 2018

    In the past year, health advocacy in the U.S. was a real stressor. President Donald Trump (along with the GOP-led houses of Congress) came into office fully focused on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reforming taxes to benefit the wealthy. This move could have taken us back to the days of AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, people with HIV being denied coverage, and people being refused coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

    16 January 2018 | The Body
  • New Online Resource For PrEP Created By Dublin-Based Activists

    Will St Leger, Adam Shanley and several other sexual health advocates have collaborated to create a site full of everything you need to know about PrEP in Ireland.

    07 January 2018 | Gay Community News
  • ‘Drugs are too expensive for the NHS – and people are paying with their lives’

    Don’t blame the NHS for denying vital medication, say members of a new activist group, Just Treatment. Blame the pharma companies hooked on huge profits.

    20 December 2017 | The Guardian
  • How I use Twitter in the fight against HIV

    ‘Ignorance = fear; silence = death’ proclaimed the poster from the radical AIDS activist group, Act Up. The image was burned into my mind, as a young gay man, recently diagnosed with HIV. I got involved in HIV charity work in 1999 because I wanted to dispel the ignorance and to end the silence that had resulted in the deaths of so many that I loved. I wanted to share intelligence, to empower people through knowledge. In 2017, social media is a vital tool in that mission.

    08 December 2017 | JustGiving blog
  • Petition: Save our sexual health services

    Reverse the damaging cuts to the public health budget in England and provide sufficient funding to ensure that patients can continue to access high-quality sexual health services throughout the country

    04 December 2017 | British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
  • Achieving HIV Targets through Human Rights Instruments

    This post presents an overview of the human rights political mechanisms and expert bodies available to activists at the Human Rights Council, as well as resources for how they can be utilized.

    20 November 2017 | MSMGF
  • Harm Reduction Beyond Numbers

    How cultural attitudes, the political environment, and donor expectations shape harm reduction – and how they can divert it from its original mission as a movement.

    20 November 2017 | Drug Reporter
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