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  • Antiretroviral drug chart

    A one-page reference guide to the anti-HIV drugs licensed for use in the European Union, with information on formulation, dosing, key side-effects and food restrictions....

    From: Antiretroviral drug chart

    Information level Level 1
  • Very recent infection

    During the first few weeks after becoming infected with HIV, your body's immune system is working out what HIV is and how to get it...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • When to start treatment

    Until recently, doctors weren’t sure of the best time to start HIV treatment. In 2015 a large, well-conducted study demonstrated that there are advantages to starting treatment as...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Side-effects

    The booklet provides information about possible side-effects of HIV treatment. ...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • An HIV treatment journey

    This illustrated leaflet shows the journey a lot of people go on with HIV treatment. However, each person’s situation is different. Your own circumstances may...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Get set for HIV treatment

    A tool to help you decide whether you are ready to start taking HIV treatment....

    From: Resources

  • Starting HIV treatment

    It’s better to start HIV treatment sooner, rather than later.Treatment will reduce the risk of HIV transmission, prevent illnesses and extend your life.A range of different antiretroviral...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • My drugs chart

    My drugs chart provides information on all the anti-HIV drugs currently licensed for use in Europe.Select your chosen drugs and drag them onto the area...

    From: My drugs chart

  • Health issues

    If you are ‘HIV positive’ this means that you have a virus called HIV in your body. It doesn’t mean that you are ill, or that...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Recommended first HIV treatment combination

    In the UK, if you are starting HIV treatment for the first time, the recommended treatment is a combination of three drugs. The recommended combination of anti-HIV...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Preparing to start your HIV treatment

    Taking antiretroviral therapy is a long-term commitment. At present, once you start the drugs, you are likely to have to take them for the rest of your...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • When to start treatment

    Until recently, doctors weren’t sure of the best time to start HIV treatment. However in 2015 a large, well-conducted study demonstrated that there are advantages to starting...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV treatment as prevention

    This briefing paper, produced by NAM for HIV Prevention England, describes the scientific evidence for HIV treatment as prevention and considers its implications for the UK....

    From: HIV prevention briefing papers

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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
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