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  • UK Government appoints first National Adviser for LGBT Health

    Clinical adviser in the NHS appointed to advise on LGBT health issues. Expert panel also appointed, which will focus on key issues such as conversion therapy, improving access and tackling inequality in healthcare.

    18 March 2019 | gov.uk
  • LGBT+ health adviser urges Britain to make HIV-prevention drug free

    Britain’s first national adviser for LGBT+ health has said the roll-out of a highly effective HIV prevention pill could save hundreds of thousands of pounds for the country’s publicly funded health authority. In an exclusive interview Michael Brady, who will take up the role on April 1, said a planned roll-out of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) - a once-daily pill that protects against HIV – in England would prove cost effective “very quickly”.

    18 March 2019 | Reuters
  • Molecular data helps identify HIV networks

    Using molecular data to supplement information gained through public health interviews — chiefly, the names of sexual or needle-sharing partners — can help identify HIV transmission networks and prevent new infections in states with low HIV morbidity, researchers reported in a recent MMWR.

    05 March 2019 | Healio
  • REACH trial comparing vaginal ring to PrEP for HIV prevention begins

    The NIH announced the start of a clinical trial that will explore the preference among adolescent girls and young women between pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and a vaginal ring for HIV prevention.

    24 February 2019 | Healio
  • Greg Millett On What Black People Can Learn About HIV Outreach

    The vice president and director of public policy at amfAR knows what needs to change in HIV education.

    07 February 2019 | HIV Plus
  • UK government announces plan for zero HIV transmissions by 2030

    Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock will make the following statement: ‘So today we’re setting a new goal: eradicating HIV transmission in England by 2030. No new infections within the next decade. Becoming one of the first countries to reach the UN zero infections target by 2030.’ Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), said ‘action must urgently follow’ the announcement.

    30 January 2019 | Gay Star News
  • HIV Viral Load and Transmissibility of HIV Infection: Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

    Viewpoint by Dr. Anthony Fauci and colleagues.

    11 January 2019 | JAMA
  • Control HIV by treating schistosomiasis, new study suggests

    Of the 34 million people worldwide with HIV, and the 200 million with schistosomiasis, the majority live in Africa -- where millions of people are simultaneously infected with both diseases. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown that schistosomiasis infections are associated with increased HIV onward transmission, HIV acquisition in HIV negative women with urogenital schistosomiasis, and progression to death in HIV positive women.

    17 December 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything?

    Money is just the obvious obstacle. A few diseases, like H.I.V., so far have outwitted both the immune system and scientists.

    22 November 2018 | New York Times
  • More Prevention Research Needed to Control the HIV/AIDS Pandemic

    In a plenary lecture at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIV R4P) conference, being held in Madrid, Spain, Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease presented a session entitled “Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: The Critical Role of HIV Prevention Science.”

    29 October 2018 | Contagion Live
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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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