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  • Every day, 170 young people are infected with HIV in West and Central Africa, and many can't afford treatment

    West and Central Africa, 80% of infected children are not receiving antiretroviral therapy, making it the region with the world's lowest rate of access to treatment. The number of 15- to 19-year-olds dying of AIDS in West and Central Africa increased by 35% between 2010 and 2016, even while it fell elsewhere across the continent.

    03 April 2018 | Los Angeles Times
  • Checking HIV data at every step

    The responsibility for producing what is acknowledged to be the gold standard information on the global HIV epidemic rests with UNAIDS. For the information to be useful, though, it must be credible. And to be credible, it must be collected properly, thoroughly checked and proven to be accurate.

    27 March 2018 | UNAIDS
  • Statement of UNAIDS on news reports of a new HIV strain in the Philippines

    UNAIDS is concerned that media reports which make reference to HIV research in the Philippines are being interpreted as saying that there is a new and untreatable strain of the virus in the country. There is no new strain of HIV which has been found in the Philippines.

    21 March 2018 | UNAIDS Asia-Pacific
  • How both sides in Ukraine's war are losing the HIV battle

    Displacement, aid delivery issues, and different strategies are all feeding a raging epidemic.

    16 February 2018 | IRINnews.org
  • Nigeria accounts for 14% global HIV daily infections — UN

    he Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, has said it is planning to increase its investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, while it disclosed that Nigeria accounts for 14 percent of global HIV infections daily.

    16 February 2018 | Vanguard
  • Infectious diseases doctor sounds an international alarm about HIV treatment resistance in the Philippines

    Dr. Edsel Salvana explains the global implications of treatment-resistant HIV in the Philippines.

    25 January 2018 | Science Speaks
  • War in Ukraine has escalated HIV spread in the country

    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.

    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
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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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