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A Farewell to Project Inform from HIV Research Advocate David Evans

The HIV community was dealt a sad blow this week when it was announced that the iconic non-profit HIV treatment advocacy organization, Project Inform, will end its programs. Project Inform’s Director of Research Advocacy, David Evans, has been working with the organization in various capacities for the last 27 years. In this message shared with My Fabulous Disease, David reflects on Project Inform’s legacy and on the influence of its legendary founder, Martin Delaney. We must all honor this legacy by ensuring that HIV treatment advocacy remain at the forefront of our movement.

Published
18 March 2019
From
My Fabulous Disease
Ireland: The new HIV crisis needs a better response

HIV is a public heath issue, but a spike in diagnoses in Ireland seems to be going unchecked. New figures published last week show there were 531 new cases of HIV infections diagnosed in 2018, an increase from 492 in 2017. There is now a new diagnosis of HIV in Ireland every 17 hours; Ireland’s rate of new diagnoses stood at 10.2 per 100,000 people in 2017, while the European average is 6.2 per 100,000.

Published
04 March 2019
From
Irish Times
She Conquers in South Africa

When she was four years old, Selokela Molamodi’s teacher asked the class what they wanted to be when they grew up. While her classmates volunteered more conventional professions, such as nurses, doctors and lawyers, Ms Molamodi’s answer, given with a fiery determination, was, “I want to be Minister of Education.”

Published
25 January 2019
From
UNAIDS
Why I declared my HIV status in parliament – and what needs to happen next

Of course, there were personal reasons for my decision to make such a public announcement, but my primary motivation was to help destigmatise the conversation around HIV and to point out the impediments we face in winning the fight against the virus. These impediments include the current British government.

Published
13 December 2018
From
The Independent
Drug buyers' clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention 'crisis'

A new generation of drug buyers' clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a "crisis" in preventing new HIV infections by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic.

Published
12 December 2018
From
Medscape
South Africa: Focus On the Future As TAC Celebrates Years of Activism

On Monday 10 December 2018 the Treatment Action Campaign celebrated its 20th anniversary. The occasion allowed for the strides made over the past two decades to be celebrated, but also provided an opportunity to focus on the steep road ahead in the face of glaring failures of the South African public health system.

Published
12 December 2018
From
AllAfrica
HIV Activists Announce Alternative 2020 Conference in Mexico City

An alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organize an international community-led conference titled HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response. The event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8 of 2020, and will run concurrently with the 2020 International AIDS Conference which is happening in the United States. The HIV2020 Alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not attend AIDS2020 due to discriminatory U.S. immigration and travel policies directed to people from Muslim, African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, people who use drugs, sex workers, and transgender people.

Published
10 December 2018
From
HIV2020 Alliance
An Open Letter From Your AIDS 2020 Conference Coordinating Committee

A response to activists and organizations demanding AIDS 2020 be moved off U.S. soil.

Published
29 October 2018
From
Poz
In the ’80s, He Was an AIDS Activist, Today He’s a MacArthur Genius

Watch Gregg Gonsalves explain how his work affects public health, human rights and health inequities.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Poz
How Are Early Members of ACT UP Adjusting Today?

A new study assesses the long-term impact of AIDS activism, including trauma, loss, posttraumatic growth and a belief in change.

Published
05 June 2018
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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