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  • Why Experienced HIV/ID Doctors Leave Clinical Practice

    Three of my good friends — they’re way more than just colleagues after all this time — in the HIV/ID world have left clinical practice recently.

    16 May 2018 | NEJM Journal Watch
  • HIV Care Gaps of Less Than 9 Months Do Not Worsen Patients

    Gaps in care of up to 9 months for patients with HIV do not worsen viral loads, a study involving more than 6000 HIV-infected individuals has found. Current guidelines specify that gaps in visits to primary care doctors should not exceed 6 months for clinically stable HIV patients with sustained viral suppression—even though longer lapses are common.

    16 May 2018 | MD Magazine
  • South Africa: Providing healthcare to men who have sex with men is complex but possible

    In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, men who have sex with men encounter stigma and prejudice when they use health services. However, our research shows that it’s possible to provide good quality care in the public sector to men who have sex with men.

    15 May 2018 | The Conversation
  • Dean Street clinics—battling London's MSM HIV epidemic

    Dean Street's success in managing those at risk of HIV infection is evident, with their clinics' new HIV diagnoses dropping from a peak of 72 cases in June 2015 to 11 in September 2017. But like other prevention services in the UK, the good work being done risks being undone by the continual cuts to the public health grant from central government that councils across England use to fund HIV and STI prevention.

    08 May 2018 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • South Africa tests ATMs for medicine

    People living with HIV and other chronic illnesses are getting faster, simpler access to essential medicines thanks to new medicine dispensing machines being piloted in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    04 May 2018 | UNAIDS
  • Orban is not delivering health for Hungary

    Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic strength over the health of their people...An OECD Country Health Profile on Hungary in 2017 offers a stark comparison with health outcomes in other European Union (EU) countries. Life expectancy in Hungary is nearly 5 years below the EU average...lower than all of Hungary's immediate neighbours with the exception of Romania. Under Orban's leadership, the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS has more than doubled in a decade, rising from 1·0 per 100 000 in 2005 to 2·7 per 100 000 in 2015.

    21 April 2018 | The Lancet
  • New care standards for HIV aim to boost quality despite funding pressures

    Treatment advances mean that HIV is becoming more common in people over the age of 50, and services need to better reflect the need for care over the life course, says the British HIV Association today on the issue of its latest set of quality standards for people living with HIV.

    20 April 2018 | OnMedica
  • 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
  • Four Models of PrEP Service Provision to Enhance Access and Uptake

    In an article recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), Kenneth Mayer, M.D., of the Fenway Institute and his co-authors analyzed the current state of PrEP implementation in the U.S. With attention to PrEP delivery in diverse settings and a concern for reducing health disparities, Mayer highlighted four evolving models to enhance PrEP access and uptake.

    15 March 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Beyond donor dollars for health care: how Uganda is thinking outside the box

    What’s become increasingly clear is that there’s funding gap for the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment as well as service delivery. In our research we looked at how Uganda is attempting to plug this gap with a range of innovative approaches involving different donors and for different aspects of HIV treatment.

    23 February 2018 | The Conversation
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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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