All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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hiv & aids news selected from other sources

  • Global health initiatives
    International AIDS Society announces Kevin Osborne as its new Executive Director
    International AIDS Society | 12 hours ago

    “We are delighted to welcome Kevin as the new Executive Director of the IAS,” IAS President Linda-Gail Bekker said. “Kevin is a true connector who can bring together scientists, advocates, donors and policy makers. He has played a pivotal role in South Africa and on the global stage to advance access to treatment and prevention and better integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.”

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    “Buddies” Remains an Urgently Moving Study of Life and Death in the AIDS Era
    Village Voice | 13 hours ago

    For a stretch of time in the 1980s and ’90s, the word buddy meant, in modern gay life, someone who had agreed to be a friend to a man dying of AIDS. A buddy visited. Listened to stories. Told stories. Laughed. Cried. And above all, tried to make sure that the frail man in the bed knew that he had not been forgotten. That his passing would be noted. And mourned. In the 1985 film Buddies, writer-director Arthur J. Bressan Jr. did a simple yet radical thing: He told the story of one such friendship and, in the process, made the first feature-length drama about AIDS.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    All-access for blockbuster TB drug in South Africa
    Health-e | 14 hours ago

    The country made history on Monday when the health department announced that all drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients will be eligible to receive the new medicine, bedaquiline. “The Department of Health’s [DoH] commitment on bedaquiline is momentous globally and marks a new era of DR-TB management where we are really prioritising the patient,” Doctors Without Borders’ Dr Anja Reuters told Health-e News.

  • PrEP
    Fairfax students to learn about HIV prevention pill in health classes
    Washington Post | 14 hours ago

    The Fairfax County School Board voted last week to include information about pre-exposure prophylaxis — PrEP — in the district’s family life education curriculum, which includes lessons on sexual health and sexuality.

  • Testing policies and guidelines
    Self-testing HIV kit goes on sale in Switzerland
    SWI | 14 hours ago

    The screening tests can be obtained in pharmacies and drugstores nationwide and are also available via the internet.

  • Relationships and feelings
    Dating While HIV Positive
    Poz | 14 hours ago

    POZ Personals members share their dating advice.

  • Finance and funding
    Statement on the announcement of extra £20 billion funding for NHS
    The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) | 14 hours ago

    The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is calling for prevention and social care to be included in how the NHS spends its £20 billion ‘birthday present’.

  • PrEP
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Infection: Developing Systemic Drug Products for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
    US Food and Drug Administration | 18 June 2018

    This draft guidance provides general nonclinical and clinical recommendations specific to the development of systemic drug products, with a focus on long-acting systemic drug products for the prevention of sexually acquired human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection.

  • Cancer
    HPV jabs will be offered to thousands of teen boys on the NHS as well as girls to protect against deadly cancer virus
    Daily Mail | 18 June 2018

    Boys will now be offered the HPV vaccine for the first time in Britain. Previously only girls were given the jab with boys left at risk of cancer.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Just 12 countries worldwide on track to eliminate hepatitis C infection by 2030
    CDA Foundation | 18 June 2018

    Since the last global update in 2017, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Mongolia have all been added to the list, thanks to the number of patients they treated in 2017, plus the lifting of treatment restrictions to include all patients with hepatitis C regardless of their degree of liver damage. These countries join the others already on track to eliminate by 2030: Australia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Iceland, Japan and the Netherlands. In all cases, these countries are treating at least 7% of their infected population each year, and have opened treatment up to all those infected.

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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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