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  • NAT calls for restoration of public health funding if Government is to realise its ambitions for prevention

    Kat Smithson, Director of Policy and Campaigns at NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “We welcome the Secretary of State's aim to renew the focus on prevention within our health and care system." However, "The ambition of this strategy cannot be reconciled with the £700 million cut to the local public health grant in this spending review period."

    05 November 2018 | NAT
  • Trump's State Department eyes ban on terms like 'sexual health'

    U.S. diplomats may soon be prohibited from using the phrases “sexual and reproductive health” and “comprehensive sexuality education” under a proposal being floated to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, four people familiar with the issue said.

    05 November 2018 | Politico
  • ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration

    The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.

    22 October 2018 | New York Times
  • Brexit, health care, and life sciences: plan for the worst

    Negotiations continue between the UK and the EU27 for Brexit plans. Deal or no deal, leaders in health care, pharmaceutical, and life sciences are covering all bases. Becky McCall reports.

    28 September 2018 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
  • Companies stepping up efforts to ensure medicine supply post Brexit

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has revised the number of centrally authorised medicines (CAPs) for which, based on current knowledge, there are concerns of Brexit-related supply disruptions from 108 to 39. The survey was sent to marketing authorisation holders of CAPs who are located in the UK or who have quality control, batch release and/or import or manufacturing sites, or a QPPV or PSMF in the UK.

    25 September 2018 | European Medicines Agency
  • This Is What Could Happen To People With HIV If There’s A No-Deal Brexit

    The supply of drugs, access to new treatments, and staffing levels at clinics could all be affected, warn experts. “This is a basic public health issue,” said Stephen Doughty MP.

    25 September 2018 | BuzzFeed News
  • Religious Conservatives’ Ties To Trump Officials Pay Off In AIDS Policies, Funding

    Evangelical activist Shepherd Smith has spent more than three decades cultivating relationships with leading AIDS researchers and policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex education. Those connections now could influence government programs and funding within the Trump administration.

    22 August 2018 | Kaiser Health News
  • HIV in Serbia: stigma and a stagnant HIV response

    Wedged between western Europe and former Soviet Union states, Serbia is stuck between two very different HIV narratives. Sophie Cousins reports.

    02 August 2018 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • How Trump's 'Deploy or Get Out' Policy Could See People With HIV Kicked Out Of Military For No Reason

    The policy removes any military personnel who are considered undeployable to serve outside of the U.S. for 12 consecutive months “for any reason.” However, people who are living with HIV are considered undeployable by the U.S. military.

    27 July 2018 | Newsweek
  • Bay Area, U.S. & Global Human Rights Advocates Demand 2020 International AIDS Conference Be Removed from U.S.

    Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex workers and LGBTQ communities. Global Gag Rule. War on people who use drugs. Closed borders. The wall. Police brutality. Racist violence grounded in white supremacy. This is Trump’s U.S.A. Despite this hostile environment, this March, the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced San Francisco as the host city for the next International AIDS Conference, which will take place in 2020.

    24 July 2018 | Positive Women's Network
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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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