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  • Undetectable = Untransmittable -- The Noise, the Joys and the Nuances

    Let's focus on how U=U should impact our delivery of HIV care services to people living with HIV. Here are some "musts" on my list.

    11 December 2017 | The Body
  • Effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA

    Gay and bisexual men have long been early adopters of technology and the use of the technology by gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) has often been the subject of research. However, many HIV organisations lack the experience and knowledge needed to use online and digital/social media effectively for STI/HIV prevention.

    04 December 2017 | ECDC
  • World AIDS Day: Clients can handle the truth

    When CATIE endorsed the U=U consensus statement this year, many lauded us for helping to spread the message across Canada. But we also faced resistance from those who felt the message was dangerous. We heard concerns about sharing this news with clients. Will people living with HIV and their partners abandon condoms? Will we see an upsurge in other sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea? Will people no longer take the risk of HIV transmission seriously?

    01 December 2017 | CATIE
  • PrEP campaigns must include youth, communities of color

    Sandy Close, moderating a panel on how to close the information gap on PrEP in underserved communities, called it a “break the silence issue,” referring to the stigma and misconceptions about PrEP and HIV. Misinformation about the drug is all too rampant. Too many from communities of color believe the drug is not for them.

    19 November 2017 | San Francisco Examiner
  • £600,000 funding of 12 projects by PHE to help prevent HIV

    Public Health England (PHE) has announced the projects which have been awarded funding from the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2017 to 2018. The projects have been chosen from across England to receive total funding of £600,000 from the Department of Health through PHE.

    14 November 2017 | Public Health England
  • The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

    Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

    06 November 2017 | RT
  • From More PrEP to State-of-the-Art STI Clinics, Here Are 4 Strategies to Reduce HIV Worldwide

    Here are 4 strategies noted by the European CDC to reduce HIV worldwide: Quick and easy HIV/STI testing centers, Solutions tailored to specific gay populations, Greater access to PrEP and ongoing medical monitoring, and Help from gay social apps.

    02 November 2017 | Hornet
  • ‘It Starts With Me’ HIV testing campaign continues to engage target audiences

    Evaluation of the ‘It Starts With Me’ (ISWM) campaign, run by the Terrence Higgins Trust in collaboration with the wider HIV prevention sector.

    23 October 2017 | Kantar
  • Terrence Higgins Trust’s It Starts With Me campaign voted BMA’s Best Overall Resource

    It Starts With Me, a seminal ‘supercampaign’ aiming to cut new HIV infections in the UK, was named the BMA’s Patient Resource of the Year at this week’s BMA Patient Information Awards.

    25 September 2017 | Charity Today
  • How we made the Don't Die of Ignorance Aids campaign

    "With the TV advert we knew we had about 40 seconds to get people’s attention. That’s not enough time to explain anything complex – we just needed viewers to make sure they read the leaflets that would be arriving through their door. Scaring people was deliberate."

    05 September 2017 | 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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