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  • War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

    War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the countryEurekAlert (press release)Conflict in Ukraine has increased the risk of HIV outbreaks throughout the country as displaced HIV-infected people move from war-affected regions to areas with higher risk of transmission, according to analysis by scientists. Ukraine, which has the ...and more »

    16 January 2018 | EurekAlert
  • South Africa’s HIV treatment programme: a phoenix rising from the ashes?

    In our most recent modelling study, published this week in PLoS Medicine, we have attempted to look back on what the ART programme has achieved to date – and what could have been achieved. It’s too soon to say whether progress reducing AIDS deaths has stalled, but the early signs suggest that this may be the new reality in the post-2014 period.

    13 December 2017 | Ground Up
  • UN voices alarm about spread of HIV in Egypt

    The U.N. is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack of funding to address the crisis.

    04 December 2017 | Washington Post
  • For World AIDS Day, an urgent call for more attention to men and boys

    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has bluntly titled its new report Blind Spot and notes in its first sentence that focusing on boys and men may seem “counterintuitive” given the gender inequalities that often put girls and women at a disadvantage when it comes to infection and treatment. But data speak. O

    01 December 2017 | Science
  • Health Department Announces New HIV Diagnoses Have Reached another Historic Low in New York City

    According to the 2016 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 2,279 people were newly diagnosed with HIV last year, down 8.6 percent from 2015. Since HIV reporting began in 2001, new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) reached a statistically significant low in 2016, with 1,236 diagnoses compared to 1,450 in 2015 – a 14.8 percent decline.

    29 November 2017 | New York City Health Department
  • Health Department reveals city HIV cases hit record low

    In 2016, 2,279 people were newly diagnosed with the virus — down 8.6% from 2015, according to data from the city's HIV Surveillance Annual Report.

    29 November 2017 | New York Daily News
  • About 15% of Americans with HIV don't know they're infected, report says

    Half of the Americans recently diagnosed with HIV had been living with the virus for at least three years without realizing it, missing out on opportunities for early treatment and in some cases spreading it to others, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    29 November 2017 | Los Angeles Times
  • UNAIDS announces nearly 21 million people living with HIV now on treatment

    In the year 2000, just 685 000 people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy. By June 2017, around 20.9 million people had access to the life-saving medicines. Such a dramatic scale-up could not have happened without the courage and determination of people living with HIV demanding and claiming their rights, backed up by steady, strong leadership and financial commitment.

    20 November 2017 | UNAIDS press release
  • 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.

    19 September 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • South Africa death rates declined due to HIV success – report

    Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible twin”, tuberculosis (TB).

    23 August 2017 | Health-e
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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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