People and personal stories: latest news

People and personal stories features

People and personal stories news from aidsmap

More news

People and personal stories news selected from other sources

  • Game Changers in HIV: Judith Currier

    Meet Judith Currier, M.D., a physician-researcher who paved the way for better treatment options for women living with HIV.

    17 April 2019 | The Body Pro
  • This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

    Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive and donate organs. But that's just his day job.

    10 April 2019 | From the Grapevine
  • Gregg Gonsalves Blends Activism and Science

    The former Act Up campaigner is now an epidemiologist — and MacArthur grantee — searching for new ways to halt epidemics.

    09 April 2019 | The New York Times
  • Patricia Arquette finishes memoir that details losing her HIV positive and transgender sister Alexis

    Patricia Arquette finally finishes her heart-breaking memoir which details the agony of losing her HIV positive, transgender activist sister Alexis.

    02 April 2019 | Daily Mail
  • On the legacy of AIDS — trauma and shame get in the way of HIV prevention

    The generational divide that erupted in San Francisco during this forum about pre-exposure prophylaxis motivated me to study how men of different generations think about sex, health and PrEP. It also motivated me to get on PrEP — a decision that changed my life.

    29 March 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Atlanta woman becomes country's first HIV+ living kidney donor

    If you ask Nina Martinez why she has fought so hard to become the first HIV + living kidney donor, her answer is pretty simple. "I just wanted to be just like anybody else," Martinez says. "I think, in 2019, this is going to blow a lot of peoples' minds. Because I'm sitting here today, as someone living for 35 years with HIV, and I'm about to donate this organ."

    29 March 2019 | FOX 5 Atlanta
  • Game Changers in HIV: Tonia Poteat

    Great HIV medicine and treatment are only half the story. Here's how Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., transformed HIV and LGBTQ health care as a researcher and clinician.

    27 March 2019 | The Body Pro
  • My PrEP Story: Phil (part 3)

    There is not enough research specifically on black queer men and what the motivations and barriers are for us accessing or not accessing PrEP. Charlie Witzel, a research fellow from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lead a new study on this to find out how to design specifically targeted programs and services that help black queer men to take PrEP

    27 March 2019 | Prepster
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Privacy concerns keep men from HIV testing, treatment

    Privacy concerns linked to both health facilities and providers are major barriers to increasing the number of men who are tested and treated for HIV in Cote d'Ivoire, suggests new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    26 March 2019 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • ‘I am prepared’: Steve Spencer on becoming HIV positive in the era of PrEP and U=U

    "I don’t like to use the term ‘PrEP failure’ which is thrown around in these cases, because PrEP is anything but that," Steve Spencer says.

    22 March 2019 | Star Observer
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.
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
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.