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  • Living proof of Hawke and his successors' triumph against HIV

    The Bob Hawke government's response to the shock emergence of an alien health crisis is still saving lives after 30 years. There was nothing pre-ordained about this success. Other nations took other approaches. Among the rich countries, the US handling of AIDS notoriously was bungled.

    07 July 2019 | Sydney Morning Herald
  • U.S. Reps to Gilead: Did your donation of free HIV prevention drug Truvada have strings attached?

    In May, Gilead pledged to donate 2.4 million bottles of its HIV drug Truvada to the U.S. government’s effort to eradicate the disease, partly by preventing new infections. But now Gilead is facing accusations that its largesse may have suspicious underpinnings. The House Oversight Committee’s chairman, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), and three colleagues sent a letter to Gilead demanding details about what led to the company’s generous offer.

    01 July 2019 | FiercePharma
  • How a Dying Ryan White United Washington on the AIDS Crisis

    In the late ’80s, getting Congress or the White House to fund anything having to do with AIDS was a non-starter. Advocates needed a miracle. And they got one.

    01 July 2019 | Daily Beast
  • Carrying the Legacy of AIDS Activism Forward

    The end of HIV transmission is within reach. But that’s just the beginning of what the movement could accomplish.

    20 June 2019 | Slate
  • Ukraine: government to fund publicly procured HIV services

    Ukraine has announced that it is to allocate $16 million to the country’s AIDS response for 2019-20, which will sustain and expand HIV prevention and support services for key populations as well as care and support services for people living with HIV.

    18 June 2019 | UNAIDS
  • Trump’s bid to wipe out AIDS will take more than a pill

    Eradicating the virus will need to look less like a science experiment and more like a broad social welfare program.

    11 June 2019 | Politico
  • UCSF loses contract as Trump administration restricts fetal tissue research

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced major new restrictions in funding of research involving human fetal tissue — a product that many scientists say is irreplaceable in studying certain diseases — in a move that immediately ended a decades-long partnership with UCSF involving HIV research.

    07 June 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Fetal Tissue Research Ban Threatens Progress Toward Cure for HIV, Other Life-threatening Diseases

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement Wednesday that it will halt funding for research involving the use of human fetal tissue conducted within the National Institutes of Health, and review funding for research at extramural research universities with potential new restrictions, will significantly imperil our most promising strategies to develop a cure for HIV and other life-threatening diseases, while soundly undermining the administration’s stated commitment to ending the HIV epidemic.

    07 June 2019 | HIV Medicine Association
  • Special Report: As Trump rewrites health rules, Pence sees conservative agenda born again

    In a sweeping social policy shift, the Trump administration is seeking to remake health rules at home and abroad for women, gay and transgender people, restricting access to abortion, curtailing support for contraception and narrowing the scope of civil rights in healthcare.

    02 June 2019 | Reuters
  • South Africa: Assessing the Motsoaledi years

    Dr Aaron Motsoaledi became South Africa’s Minister of Health 10 years ago, in May 2009. The Motsoaledi years can broadly be judged on two fronts: The response to the HIV epidemic and the functioning of the public healthcare system and its related institutions. The verdicts in these two instances are quite different.

    31 May 2019 | Daily Maverick
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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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