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New survey results indicate that Nigeria has an HIV prevalence of 1.4%

Expanded data collection and analysis provides better understanding of HIV epidemic in Nigeria

Published
14 March 2019
From
UNAIDS press release
9 New Members Named to President’s HIV Council—and They’re Meeting Right Now

PACHA had been empty over a year, after everyone quit or was fired by Trump.

Published
14 March 2019
From
Poz
Trump’s Proposed Budget Undermines His H.I.V. Plan, Experts Say

Strategies abound to end the AIDS epidemic, but expense — mostly for drugs costing up to $50,000 a year — is the inevitable obstacle.

Published
14 March 2019
From
The New York Times
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
HIV Situation Is “Critical” in Venezuela as Military Withholds Meds

“We are scared for the safety of our activists and call upon the global community to help the people of Venezuela living with HIV.”

Published
20 February 2019
From
Poz
PEPFAR partners reveal HIV prevention service cuts from expanded “Mexico City Policy,” as organizations endorse act to end its restrictions

“Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, is hitting services for young women the hardest, survey finds

Published
04 February 2019
From
Science Speaks
Thailand: The long road to zero

A Bangkok symposium on HIV/Aids looks at the progress being made to turn the disease from “epidemic” to “endemic”.

Published
25 January 2019
From
The Nation
Why Are Wealthy Nations Becoming Less Inclined to Fight Global AIDS?

Bono sums up the root of the problem with one word: populism.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Poz
UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. 

Published
16 January 2019
From
UNAIDS press release
William Barr, Trump's Pick For DOJ, Ran 'HIV Camps' At Guantanamo

The Daily Beast just dropped the story that decades ago William Barr President Donald Trump’s pick to take over the reigns at Department of Justice used his past post “to indefinitely detain hundreds of HIV-positive asylum-seekers at a Guantanamo Bay detention center, deemed an ‘HIV prison camp’ by a federal judge who ruled the quarantine to be in gross violation of the U.S. Constitution.” This is just the tip of the iceberg for Barr’s criticism by LGBTQ politicians and organizations.

Published
16 January 2019
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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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