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  • Activism
    This year's 30 charity leaders on social media: be bold to succeed
    The Guardian | 17 November 2017

    This year’s top 30 charity leaders on social media have been named, together with the winners in each of the six award categories. The annual social CEOs awards aim to encourage even more leaders to excel online, and this year’s winners, announced on 16 November at an event hosted by JustGiving, demonstrate that those willing to take risks will gain traction – even without a large budget. The top 30 are not ranked, but the overall winner is Matthew Hodson, executive director of NAM.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    12 Gay Men Living With HIV Explain What It Means To Be Undetectable
    HuffPost | 17 November 2017

    A British LGBTQ advocacy group is hoping to clarify some misconceptions about what it means to be HIV undetectable in a quirky new video. “The Undetectables,” released Tuesday, features testimony from 12 gay men who are living with HIV.

  • Recreational drug use
    Marijuana Could Be Huge for Treating HIV
    VICE | 17 November 2017

    From inflammation to lowering levels of the virus itself, a current study hopes to demystify pot's benefits for those living with HIV.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Daryll Rowe continued to spread HIV while on bail
    Metro | 17 November 2017

    Police have come under fire over claims they put gay men in danger when they released a hairdresser on bail, allowing him to continue a campaign to deliberately infect his lovers with HIV.

  • Religion and faith
    Living with HIV and AIDS, and unwelcome in Zimbabwe's churches
    Religion News Service | 16 November 2017

    Shunned by family, scorned in state media and deemed “worse than dogs and pigs” by President Robert Mugabe, gays in Zimbabwe often find their country’s churches just as hostile.

  • HIV and criminal law
    This Is What It's Like To Be One Of The Men Infected By HIV In Britain's First Case Of Deliberate Transmission
    Buzzfeed | 16 November 2017

    Despite the nature of Rowe’s crimes, and the multiple tabloid headlines surrounding this case screaming about an already highly stigmatised condition, this is not really a story about HIV. The virus was merely Rowe’s weapon of choice. This is a story about abuse.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Daryll Rowe guilty of infecting men with HIV
    BBC News | 15 November 2017

    A man has been convicted of trying to infect 10 men with HIV in a "campaign" to infect as many as possible.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    What's it like being in a HIV mixed diagnosis relationship?
    Metro | 15 November 2017

    'I spent a lot of time researching the condition and I learnt quite quickly that people with HIV live the same length of time as people without. The most important fact is that if your partner is on HIV medication, there's zero chance of being infected."

  • Promoting HIV testing
    Prince Harry Hands Out HIV Self-Testing Kits to End Stigma | 15 November 2017

    The royal visited the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) HIV testing center in Hackney, north London Wednesday to launch this year's National HIV Testing Week. During his visit he watched a live demonstration and met some the shop's volunteers.

  • Combatting stigma
    'We must talk about HIV or it stays a “dirty secret”, says man was diagnosed at just 21
    Metro | 15 November 2017

    It's been decades since an HIV diagnosis would be considered a death sentence – but the stigma, discrimination and wall of silence remain.

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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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