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  • Review identifies aspects of healthcare most valued by people with HIV

    Researchers in the United Kingdom conducted a systematic review on the aspects of healthcare valued by people with HIV. They identified seven areas of importance for patients: relationship with their healthcare provider; expertise of their healthcare provider; access to care; receipt of information and support; coordination between the services they receive; confidentiality; and participation in their care.

    19 November 2017 | CATIE
  • 'Caring at Its Essence': HIV Nurses Recall Pivotal Moments With Patients

    One of the central tenets of nursing is compassion: a quest to heal patients holistically and with empathy rather than focusing narrowly on the clinical treatment or prevention of a specific condition. At the 2017 Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) conference, we asked HIV nurses to share a moment in which their unique perspective made a big difference in the care of a particular patient.

    09 November 2017 | The Body Pro
  • GMHC Partners With ACRIA to Create a More Nationally Focused AIDS Group

    The two groups will integrate their HIV services and research-driven programs, boosting their efforts to end the epidemic.

    01 November 2017 | Poz
  • Malawi:Meeting Men Halfway - HIV Clinics Are Going Mobile to Reach Toughest Patients

    For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?

    18 October 2017 | AllAfrica
  • Patients risk being left behind as foreign donors pull the plug on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

    Vietnam is facing an administrative nightmare as a result of transitioning its HIV/AIDS treatment program to health insurance as foreign funds will come to a full stop in 2020 as Vietnam has reached middle income status.

    18 October 2017 | VN Express
  • US: Report highlights challenges of HIV care in rural deep South

    In rural areas, fewer HIV/AIDS services and a compromised continuum of care mean patients are less likely to achieve viral suppression than those living in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, explained Monica Johnson, director and founder of the nonprofit group HEROES.

    13 October 2017 | Healio
  • How to Reverse Implicit Bias in HIV Care: 6 Steps to Take Today

    Health care providers need to be rigorously trained and their progress monitored in order to remove the effects of implicit racial biases on their medical practice. The health system is just one area of society where implicit bias is made manifest, but it is the area in which health care and service providers have power to make change, one individual -- and care team, and clinic and organization -- at a time.

    11 October 2017 | The Body Pro
  • A Virtual HIV Clinic Could Be the Precursor to Anonymous Online STD Testing

    A new program being run in partnership with the University of Iowa Health Care is offering people at risk of HIV infection the option to seek PrEP online, via video conferencing. The program creates what is basically a virtual HIV clinic, an innovative way to get around the social stigmas associated with HIV.

    12 September 2017 | Video Conferencing Daily
  • For HIV patients fewer clinic visits means better treatment retention, Zambia study finds

    Patients receiving care for HIV who were scheduled for clinic visits every six months were less likely to show up late, miss visits, have gaps in treatment, and drop off treatment rolls than patients scheduled every three months, a study in Zambia has shown.

    29 August 2017 | Science Speaks
  • Guidelines for managing advanced HIV disease and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

    The objectives of these guidelines are to provide recommendations outlining a public health approach to managing people presenting with advanced HIV disease, and to provide guidance on the timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV.

    23 July 2017 | World Health Organization
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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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