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  • Tanzania Crackdown On Homosexuality Fuels HIV Infections, Campaigners Warn

    "What on earth have I done to deserve this suffering?” weeps Joha* a gay transgender woman, tears blurring her eyeshadows after she was refused a dose of life-prolonging antiretroviral medicine for HIV/AIDS at a local clinic because of her ambiguous gender identity.

    15 November 2018 | Health Policy Watch
  • HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African MSM and TGW

    HPTN 075 study demonstrates high rate of HIV infection among African men who have sex with men and transgender women. The incidence among study participants was substantially higher than the estimated incidence among heterosexual men and women in the general population in the same countries.

    29 October 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • PrEP: The battle against stigma

    FS asked 756 gay and bisexual men for their thoughts on PrEP. The results show a rift between the opinions of those who are taking PrEP and those who oppose it.

    29 October 2018 | GMFA
  • Why black gay men need PrEP

    Black gay and bisexual men are far less likely than their white counterparts to take PrEP.

    29 October 2018 | GMFA
  • Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for greater drug roll-out

    New HIV infections among Australian-born gay and bisexual men fell by almost 50 percent following the mass introduction of PrEP, an oral prophylactic.

    26 October 2018 | Thomson Reuters Foundation News
  • Becoming a parent should not be denied to HIV positive gay and bisexual men

    If a man cannot pass HIV onto another man during sex because his viral load is undetectable, then it follows that his sperm would not pass HIV to a surrogate or child should he wish to conceive in this way. Even as a well informed HIV activist, this is an aspect of the U=U debate which I had not come across before in the context of same-sex couples.

    17 October 2018 | Gay Times
  • My court case could see Jamaica follow India and make gay sex legal

    Lawyer and LGBTI activist Maurice Tomlinson is waiting for his day in court to strike down Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law

    03 October 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Nigeria's hidden HIV crisis

    UNAIDS’ 2018 report showed that although gay men represent the smallest “key” target population for HIV services in Nigeria, at a little over 26,000 people, they account for the highest prevalence rate. Almost a quarter of them are thought to be HIV positive.

    03 October 2018 | Devex
  • Gay, Muslim and living with HIV

    Shamal Waraich, 34, was born in Manchester and grew up in a religious British-Pakistani household. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013, and now educates people about what it's like to be gay, Muslim and living with HIV.

    03 October 2018 | BBC News
  • HIV Diagnoses in Young Gay and Bi Men Increased Between 2008 and 2016

    During this period, diagnoses rose 3 percent annually among 13- to 29-year-old men who have sex with men, according to the CDC.

    02 October 2018 | Poz
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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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