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  • Michel Kazatchkine: Winds of hope on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

    Much of the media coverage focused on the intransigence of the government of the Russian Federation to changing its prevention policies around HIV/AIDS. However, this focus also obscures the fact that in Eastern Europe and Central Asia which has been much maligned over the past decade for its slowness in responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we are now beginning to see strong hints that public health initiatives based on scientific evidence are taking on a legitimacy across the region.

    20 February 2018 | BMJ
  • 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 |
  • Trump's Budget Cut for HIV/AIDS Would Kill 300000 People Per Year, Report Says

    Three-hundred thousand deaths per year. That’s the human cost of President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut $1 billion cut from global HIV funding in 2019, a 20% reduction from current levels, according to a report by the ONE campaign.

    14 February 2018 | Daily Beast
  • Trump budget plans would slash HIV/AIDS funding

    The budget includes cuts to domestic HIV/AIDS programs, despite the growing needs, including elimination of Special Programs of National Significance (SPNS). Meanwhile the plan includes a cut of over a billion in funding for global HIV programs.

    13 February 2018 | PinkNews
  • Kenneth Cole's amfAR Chairmanship is Over

    HIV activists had called for his ouster over his handling of the Harvey Weinstein-related financial controversy at the nonprofit.

    09 February 2018 | Poz
  • Trump’s global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

    President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it “devastating” because Trump went where no administration had gone before.

    23 January 2018 | Associated Press
  • We Should Treat Everyone Like We Treat HIV-Positive Patients

    Through a combination of federal and state funding, plus some very clever implementation strategies, Americans infected with HIV are eligible for incredibly comprehensive care, even if they are uninsured or underinsured. It’s amazing the program doesn’t get the attention it deserves. In fact, it should be a model for how we treat all patients.

    16 January 2018 | Slate Magazine
  • ‘Drugs are too expensive for the NHS – and people are paying with their lives’

    Don’t blame the NHS for denying vital medication, say members of a new activist group, Just Treatment. Blame the pharma companies hooked on huge profits.

    20 December 2017 | The Guardian
  • Transition to dolutegravir cost-effective in LMICs with high HIV drug resistance

    In low- and middle-income countries, resistance to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or NNRTIs, is nearing and exceeding 10% in patients with HIV who are initiating or reinitiating first-line ART, according to recent data. A new modeling study showed that transitioning first-line ART from NNRTIs to dolutegravir may be a cost-effective way to reverse this increasing trend in resistance.

    13 December 2017 | Healio
  • Australian Labor party commits to $53m plan to 'make HIV history'

    People at high risk of HIV would be given cheap access to a breakthrough preventative medicine under a federal Labor plan to make Australia the first nation in the world to win the fight against the virus that causes AIDS. The opposition's $53 million plan would dramatically expand state trials of the drug PrEP until it is approved for a federal subsidy, increase funding for HIV peak bodies and tackle rising transmission rates in Aboriginal communities.

    11 December 2017 | Sydney Morning Herald
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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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