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  • Statement of UNAIDS on news reports of a new HIV strain in the Philippines

    UNAIDS is concerned that media reports which make reference to HIV research in the Philippines are being interpreted as saying that there is a new and untreatable strain of the virus in the country. There is no new strain of HIV which has been found in the Philippines.

    21 March 2018 | UNAIDS Asia-Pacific
  • Researchers pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in HIV

    Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and collaborators from Heidelberg University, in the joint Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, have obtained the first structure of the immature form of HIV at a high enough resolution to pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in the virus. The study, published online today in Nature, reveals that the building blocks of the immature form of HIV are arranged in a surprising way.

    04 November 2014 | Medical Xpress
  • These Renderings of HIV Show That a Deadly Virus Can Be Beautiful

    For those of us who are normal, non-scientist people, an image of a virus doesn't necessarily hold any meaning. Artists were invited to create renderings of HIV – and the winning images are as educational as they are beautiful.

    31 July 2013 | Gizmodo
  • Africa: Study Confirms Role of Road Networks in HIV Spread

    Road networks are strongly related to the spread of HIV-1 - the HIV subtype responsible for the AIDS pandemic - across Sub-Saharan Africa, a study confirms.

    14 January 2013 | AllAfrica
  • New Strains Of HIV Spreading In India, Scientists Warn

    "While India has drastically reduced the spread of HIV over the past decade, new strains of the virus that cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are troubling medical scientists in this country," Inter Press Service reports (Devraj, 11/29). According to SciDev.Net, "[S]cientists have found new strains of the HIV-1 subtype C -- which is responsible for half of the world's HIV infections -- are evolving rapidly in this country."

    03 December 2012 | Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
  • Deeper view of HIV reveals impact of early mutations

    Mutations in HIV that develop during the first few weeks of infection may play a critical role in undermining a successful early immune response, a finding that reveals the importance of vaccines targeting regions of the virus that are less likely to mutate.

    09 March 2012 | Science Daily (press release)
  • Virus Related to HIV Found in One Quarter of Ape Hunters in Gabon

    Nearly one quarter of humans bitten or scratched while hunting nonhuman primates in Gabon had evidence of simian foamy retrovirus (SFV), a virus closely related to HIV. The finding underlines the continuing risk of cross-species transmission of retroviruses.

    18 January 2012 | International AIDS Society
  • Pathogenic Landscape of HIV

    In perhaps the most comprehensive survey of the inner workings of HIV, an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has mapped every apparent physical interaction the virus makes with components of the human cells it infects—work that may reveal new ways to design future HIV/AIDS drugs.

    21 December 2011 | UCSF Today
  • Semen Protein Boosts HIV Transmission

    Researchers identify a protein in semen that enhances the transmission of HIV in culture, but whether it increases infectivity in humans is not yet known.

    15 December 2011 | The Scientist
  • India: Time to fight HIV-2, say experts

    With the taming of the predominant HIV-1 type, responsible for a majority of the 2.7 million infection cases in the country, experts say it is time to evaluate the incidence and seriousness of the HIV-2 infection. 

    02 December 2011 | Times of India
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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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