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  • No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women

    An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis.

    15 May 2018 | Health-e
  • One of Russia’s Only Websites on HIV Education Blocked For ‘Violating’ Propaganda Law

    On Sunday, the news website Parni Plus received a notice from Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal supervision agency for information technologies and communications, that it “contains data prohibited for distribution in the Russian Federation.”

    08 May 2018 | INTO
  • PrEP Disconnect: What's Missing From PrEP Messaging?

    I reached out to some experts on PrEP messaging to find out what's being done to reach diverse communities with HIV prevention choices. I wanted to find out what's working and how different communities are being targeted for PrEP outreach.

    08 May 2018 | The Body
  • Football charities face challenges in teaching South African teens about HIV

    In a packed first-floor classroom in Khayelitsha, one of the poorest townships in Cape Town, 50 young teenagers in their uniforms of white shirts and purple jumpers are sitting behind their desks for a session led by four moderators just a few years older.

    05 May 2018 | Financial Times
  • Black gay men create sexual health campaign that represents them

    The campaign from GMFA has been developed entirely by gay and bisexual men of colour.

    14 March 2018 | Gay Star News
  • These 7 States With ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws Have Some of America’s Worst HIV Rates

    Six out of seven of the U.S. states with laws which forbid teachers from discussing LGBTQ issues (including sexual health and HIV) in a positive light are among the 15 states with the highest rates of HIV.

    22 February 2018 | Hornet
  • 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
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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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