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  • 12 Gay Men Living With HIV Explain What It Means To Be Undetectable

    A British LGBTQ advocacy group is hoping to clarify some misconceptions about what it means to be HIV undetectable in a quirky new video. “The Undetectables,” released Tuesday, features testimony from 12 gay men who are living with HIV.

    17 November 2017 | HuffPost
  • What's it like being in a HIV mixed diagnosis relationship?

    'I spent a lot of time researching the condition and I learnt quite quickly that people with HIV live the same length of time as people without. The most important fact is that if your partner is on HIV medication, there's zero chance of being infected."

    15 November 2017 | Metro
  • No transmissions from breastfeeding in Tanzania cohort from mothers with undetectable viral load

    No HIV exposed infants who were negative at birth, whose mothers started ART before delivery, had suppressed viral loads and exclusively breastfed, were HIV positive after breastfeeding, in a rural African cohort.

    13 November 2017 | HIV i-Base
  • HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: A Community Brief

    The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) developed this brief to provide the HIV community with current information and analysis of new and updated clinical data on the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in preventing HIV transmission to sexual partners of people living with HIV. While the health benefits of treatment will always be the primary purpose of ART, it is vital that the secondary benefits to people living with HIV and their sexual partners be fully understood and communicated.

    08 November 2017 | ICASO
  • Women With HIV Breast-feed in Secret

    Current guidelines recommend that women with HIV avoid breast-feeding, but some do so without advising their physician and without monitoring for the safety of their baby. However, when a woman has an undetectable viral load, the risk is minimal, according to some specialists.

    08 November 2017 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • Uptake of medications for HIV treatment and prevention changes sexual practices

    The Annual Report of Trends in Behaviour 2017 released today by the Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) at UNSW Sydney finds the proportion of non-HIV-positive gay men who reported pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use in the six months prior to the annual Gay Community Periodic Surveys increased from 2% in 2013 to 5% in 2016.

    06 November 2017 | University of New South Wales
  • U=U taking off in 2017

    U=U is a simple but hugely important campaign based on a solid foundation of scientific evidence. The clarity of the message will make it easier to promote the undeniable benefits of treatment.

    02 November 2017 | The Lancet HIV
  • U=U Unites with ITPC to Improve the Lives of People Living with HIV

    The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) announced today a groundbreaking partnership that will amplify the Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) message among communities of people living with HIV worldwide.

    02 November 2017 | International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
  • How We Talk About U=U and the Importance of Precise Language

    Bob Leahy on what words to use and what words to avoid when describing risk and ability to transmit applicable to an undetectable viral load – and why that’s important.

    19 October 2017 | Positive Lite
  • Infecting lover with HIV might not be 'causing grievous bodily harm', says lawyer

    Basic issues remained undecided after an Auckland jury found Mikio Filitonga guilty of infecting his lover with HIV, the Court of Appeal has been told. At a hearing in Wellington on Tuesday, Filitonga's lawyer, Paul Borich, QC, said that, with medical advances, it was not clear that infecting someone with HIV must cause them grievous bodily harm.

    18 October 2017 |
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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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