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  • Top 10 HIV Clinical Developments of 2017

    By David Alain Wohl, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

    19 November 2017 | The Body Pro
  • HIV in West and Central Africa – the state of an epidemic left behind

    The UNAIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and African Union 18-month catch-up plan aims to increase treatment access and reduce mortality in West and Central Africa.

    10 November 2017 | Avert
  • Eliminating viral hepatitis: time to match visions with action

    Fundamentally, the tools needed to move towards elimination targets already exist—an effective vaccine for hepatitis B and a curative treatment for hepatitis C. What is needed now more than anything else is the political will to scale up prevention, diagnosis, and treatment programmes.

    10 November 2017 | The Lancet (editorial)
  • US: Trump Policy Harming Kenya, Uganda Health Services

    Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that was released today. The changes have resulted in a loss of training and equipment from nongovernmental groups for government health clinics, and widespread confusion about implementation. Human Rights Watch sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions.

    06 November 2017 | Human Rights Watch Health
  • Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With 'Sassitude'

    Dr Agnes Binagwaho has been unafraid to defy authority by speaking her mind. In the process, she has helped to transform Rwanda's health system.

    30 October 2017 | NPR
  • Price’s “Quarantine” Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

    What should we, as infectious diseases/HIV specialists, say about this regressive and anachronistic perspective? How about taking the high road and sticking to the science?

    25 October 2017 | NEJM Journal Watch
  • From opioids to HIV — a public health threat in Trump country

    The prospect that HIV is transforming itself from a disease that primarily affected gay men and minorities in urban centers to one that targets rural, red-state America could have huge political, as well as public health implications.

    23 October 2017 | Politico
  • Hate, discrimination lead to rise of HIV in Russia, experts say

    "Homophobia and a negative view of drug addicts, as well as the obscure legal status of prostitutes, have all led to the fact that Russia uses less than half of all of the methods that have been scientifically proven to prevent the spread of HIV around the world," Vadim Pokrovskiy, head of the Russian Federal AIDS Center, said.

    20 October 2017 | Deutsche Welle
  • Gilead Continues To Block Ireland From Sourcing Generic Truvada

    Gilead Sciences, the company that supplies Ireland with the drug Truvada, will have a full court hearing in mid-October to determine whether the Irish Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can source a generic analogue of the drug from the pharmaceutical giant’s competitors. In July, GCN reported that Gilead was taking legal action to stop the HSE from securing generic drug from Actavis and Mylan, the company’s competitors, for the purposes of HIV prevention as PrEP.

    16 October 2017 | Gay Community News
  • UNAIDS applauds Thai strategy to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

    UNAIDS has applauded Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health for its bold new national AIDS strategy, which provides a roadmap for ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat in Thailand by 2030.

    10 October 2017 | The Nation
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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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