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  • Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on President Trump Signing PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

    President Donald J. Trump signed yesterday the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, which extends provisions of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 for an additional five years.

    13 December 2018 | PEPFAR
  • Two Cochairs Named for Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Last year, six members of PACHA resigned in protest of Trump, who then fired the rest. Until now, the council had remained empty.

    13 December 2018 | Poz
  • Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right

    Scientists are speaking out against a directive by the Trump administration that has shut down research into a cure for HIV. A scientist who was supposed to supply mice that have been modified with human fetal tissue for an HIV study emailed researchers that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “has directed me to discontinue procuring fetal tissue.”

    12 December 2018 | LGBTQ Nation
  • HIV 2020 - Community Reclaiming the Global Response

    An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event. Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not enter the U.S. in 2020 or who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. It will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.

    10 December 2018 |
  • George H.W. Bush Is Not Fondly Remembered by AIDS Activists

    If you don’t know why, then watch this 1992 video of ACT UP’s Ashes Action outside the White House.

    07 December 2018 | Poz
  • UCSF HIV Lab Planning to Close

    The facility is the second to have a federal contract involving fetal tissue research cancelled.

    06 December 2018 | The Scientist
  • 'He Did Not Lead on AIDS': With Bush, Activists See a Mixed Legacy

    The death of George Bush on the eve of World AIDS Day was a painful reminder of some of the most lethal days of the epidemic, when people — predominantly gay and bisexual — were struck down by an illness that few in the White House seemed to lose sleep over.

    05 December 2018 | New York Times
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Why I decided to go public about being HIV positive

    Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle revealed he was HIV positive in a speech to the House of Commons. This is what he said.

    01 December 2018 | New Statesman
  • Mike Pence Refuses to Utter 'Gay' at World AIDS Day Event

    For the second year in a row, homophobic vice president Mike Pence refused to acknowledge the LGBTQ community in his remarks during the White House's World HIV/AIDS Day event. And as the Democratic National Committee highlighted, Pence also lied repeatedly during his remarks.

    01 December 2018 | Advocate
  • ASHM, AIDA and NAPWHA congratulate the Australian Government’s release of new National BBV and STI Strategies

    ASHM, Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) and National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) have welcomed the Australian government’s release of five new National Blood Borne Virus (BBV) and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) Strategies in the lead up to World AIDS Day tomorrow.

    30 November 2018 | Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine
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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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