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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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  • Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

    Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

    17 April 2018 | Corresponsales Clave
  • HIV Conferences – What use are they and how much do they cost?

    The core question remains, if key groups cannot attend, who is this conference for?

    11 April 2018 | Poz
  • My PrEP story: Jamie (part 2)

    When Jamie Jaxon came away from the European PrEP Summit he was determined to start making ripples. In his second My PrEP Story blog, Jamie says it’s time to get those conversations going.

    10 April 2018 | Prepster
  • Giant condoms and buckets of fake blood: the true story of Aids activists Act Up

    The French film 120 Beats Per Minute depicts the urgency of the HIV/Aids crisis through the eyes of the Paris branch of the radical campaigners. Members of the London branch recall what it was really like.

    06 April 2018 | The Guardian
  • LGBT people need to rediscover their rage in this age of protest

    As the film 120 Beats per Minute shows, queer activism is at its best when it’s angry and combative – and there’s no shortage of causes to help

    03 April 2018 | The Guardian
  • New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

    When it comes to the widely misunderstood, complex issue of HIV criminalisation, media can be a powerful tool–or a blunt-force weapon. The purpose of a new critical media toolkit is to inform and equip global grassroots advocates who are engaged in media response to HIV criminalisation–and to demystify the practice of working with, and through, media to change the conversation around criminalisation.

    15 March 2018 | HIV Justice Network
  • U.S. Networks of People With HIV Oppose U.S. Location for 2020 International AIDS Conference

    "Hosting AIDS 2020 in the U.S. flies in the face of ample and undeniable evidence that the Trump administration's violation of human rights, targeting of vulnerable communities for harm, and exacerbating HIV-related stigma worldwide, coupled with drastic budget cuts, threatens the advancements we have made in the domestic and global epidemics," according to an open letter asking IAS to reconsider this decision.

    13 March 2018 | The Body
  • Mark S. King: Rewriting His Own Script

    Mark S. King, One of the HIV Community’s Most Relevant Voices, Discusses Sobriety, Activism & Why He Is Making the Most of a New Lease on Life

    05 March 2018 | A&U
  • Becoming an activist to overcome discrimination

    Thrown out of the house by his parents when they found out he was gay, Ezechiel Koffi didn’t give up.

    01 March 2018 | UNAIDS
  • 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
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