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Swaziland: Much still to be done as country progresses towards reaching 90.90.90 targets

Swaziland’s HIV response is at a tipping point at this moment. There has been remarkable progress but greatest challenge the country faces now is the flat-lining of resources.

Published
02 November 2017
From
Swazi Observer
New York City finds gaps in the HIV cascade of care linked to reduced survival

60% of HIV-positive people in New York City who died had not been virally suppressed through treatment. Rates of viral suppression lowest among women, young people, black and Hispanic people, as well as people in low-income neighbourhoods.

Published
25 October 2017
From
CATIE
Achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets would save lives, be cost effective

An analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and deaths but also would demonstrate excellent value.

Published
28 September 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
New high-quality antiretroviral therapy to be launched in South Africa, Kenya and over 90 low-and middle-income countries at reduced price

A breakthrough pricing agreement has been announced which will accelerate the availability of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen containing dolutegravir (DTG) to public sector purchasers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) at around US$75 per person, per year.

Published
22 September 2017
From
UNAIDS
UNAIDS calls to quicken the pace of action to end AIDS

World leaders come together to renew the urgency around ending AIDS as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Published
22 September 2017
From
UNAIDS press release
In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating HIV

Until recently, funding H.I.V. medicines worldwide looked like a noble, necessary — and never-ending — project. Now we know that treatment is prevention. Do it wide and well enough, and AIDS could be defeated. “This program started as a humanitarian outreach effort to demonstrate the compassion of the American people,” Birx said of Pepfar. “Now it’s translated into a program controlling the epidemic.”

Published
19 September 2017
From
New York Times
5 African countries approach control of their HIV epidemics

Data released today from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) show that the HIV epidemic is coming under control in Lesotho. These results add to prior PEPFAR-supported Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIAs) announced in the last nine months for Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Together, these data demonstrate impressive progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in the five countries.

Published
19 September 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
A Stocktake Review of DFID’s Work on HIV and AIDS

DFID’s overall funding for HIV is falling. Despite the UK’s substantial contribution to the Global Fund, massive cuts to DFID’s country office programmes focused on HIV have led to a decrease in funding from £416m in 2012 to £324 in 2015.

Published
12 September 2017
From
STOP AIDS
HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

Published
30 August 2017
From
Evening Standard
Globally, People With HIV Are Starting Treatment Earlier

But the median CD4 count at treatment start is below 350, which means work is needed to catch up to World Health Organization guidelines.

Published
21 August 2017
From
Poz
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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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