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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  • Dating, relationships and feelings
    I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too
    The Body | 15 February 2019

    In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

  • Neurological and cognitive problems
    Efavirenz and psychological performance in children living with HIV
    AVERT | 15 February 2019

    Efavirenz remains a clinically effective and relevant antiretroviral drug for people living with HIV – but adverse side effects need to be screened for and monitored in children.

  • People and personal stories
    Positively UK appoints a new CEO
    Positively UK | 12 February 2019

    Positively UK is excited to announce the appointment of Silvia Petretti as the new CEO

  • PrEP programmes and uptake
    While The NHS Drags Its Heels On PrEP, This Is How Men Are Being Affected
    Huffington Post | 12 February 2019

    Although NHS England increased places in the PrEP Impact Trial to 13,000 participants in summer and recently said it hopes to extend this to 26,000 before 2020, it is yet to confirm when these places will become available – or what will happen when the three-year trial is up. Around 40% of trial clinics across England are currently turning away gay and bisexual men due to oversubscription, according to the Terrence Higgins Trust. Six men who’ve failed to access PrEP have told HuffPost UK the experience has left them feeling “depressed”, “anxious” and “frustrated”.

  • Activism
    A Trailblazing HIV Doctor Who Helped Thousands Access PrEP Has Died At Age 44
    BuzzFeed News | 12 February 2019

    Dr Mags Portman, a hero of the LGBT and HIV community, leaves behind a husband, two children, and a legacy: getting PrEP into the hands of those who need it.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Singapore data leak: ‘I reject any allegation MOH sought to cover up incident,’ says Gan Kim Yong
    Channel News Asia | 12 February 2019

    The Health Minister also gave more information on how the incident, which saw information affecting 14,200 with HIV leaked online, happened.

  • Global health initiatives
    China's strength in health sector important for Africa: Global Fund chief
    Xinhua | 12 February 2019

    Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Sunday hailed the organization's health cooperation with China. Speaking to Xinhua in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the 32nd African Union summit, Sands said the fund has been working with the Chinese government in the treatment and prevention of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

  • Side-effects
    Tenofovir Alafenamide Linked to Fanconi Syndrome
    Infectious Disease Advisor | 12 February 2019

    This case study is presented as a caution to clinicians that tenofovir alafenamide can cause Franconi Syndrome.

  • Government, leadership and policy
    Trump’s goal to eradicate the HIV epidemic in the United States is achievable — yet remote
    Nature (editorial) | 12 February 2019

    The president’s pledge rings hollow without a major shift in policy and rhetoric.

  • Hepatitis C symptoms and diagnosis
    Low testosterone persists after HCV clearance
    Healio | 12 February 2019

    Low levels of free testosterone are common among men with chronic hepatitis C infection following SVR and persist after HCV clearance, according to findings from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study.

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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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