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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  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    Fighting tuberculosis – the disease that doesn’t go away
    Avert | 20 hours ago

    Another year, another Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report that tracks too slow progress towards ending TB, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases.

  • New and experimental HIV treatments
    NIH launches study to test combination antibody treatment for HIV infection
    National Institutes of Health | 21 September 2018

    The early phase clinical trial will evaluate whether periodic infusions of two highly potent, HIV-specific, broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs)—3BNC117 and 10-1074—are safe in people living with HIV.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'
    BBC News | 21 September 2018

    When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion after childbirth, she thought it was saving her life. But the infected blood could have killed her. There are thought to be thousands like her. They often feel overlooked in the wider NHS contaminated blood scandal.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs
    EurekAlert | 21 September 2018

    Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective at curing the virus in people who inject drugs.

  • Global health initiatives
    Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: what it means for health
    The Lancet (requires free registration) | 21 September 2018

    Investment in health is an essential component of the FOCAC. Whereas some laud China's investment strategy, others deplore that gains to health are hard to track. Andrew Green reports.

  • Alcohol
    What do we know about reducing alcohol-related harm among gay and bisexual men?
    Drug & Alcohol Findings | 20 September 2018

    This review focuses on a cohort disproportionately burdened by ill health, yet often overlooked as subjects of substance use research and in the provision of healthcare. With an ‘alarmingly scarce’ evidence base to go on, the researchers draw parallels with the broader alcohol treatment literature, and suggest progress could be made with attention to specific theories of problem drinking for sexual minority groups.

  • Combatting stigma
    Using social media for social good
    Social CEOs | 20 September 2018

    Matthew Hodson: I first got involved in HIV charity work in 1999 because I wanted to dispel the ignorance that had resulted in the deaths of so many that I loved. I wanted to give people the knowledge and the skills to empower them in their sexual choices. Considering my goal was to share knowledge it made sense that I would attempt to harness the power of social media. Here’s how I use social media to inform and educate about HIV.

  • Young people
    NIH funds study to prevent, treat HIV among adolescents in poor countries
    National Institutes of Health | 20 September 2018

    The study, called Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC3H), will support research to develop strategies to identify youth at risk of HIV infection and those living with HIV and to enroll them into medical care programs.

  • Finance and funding
    Scotland: HIV charity saved after government funding u-turn
    Evening Express | 20 September 2018

    HIV Scotland feared it would have to shut after losing out on Scottish Government cash earlier in the year, forcing staff lay offs. Now, Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick has confirmed the Scottish Government has offered the charity £231,000 over three years.

  • Structural factors
    Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa
    Avert | 20 September 2018

    People who struggle to get food on the table are more likely to test positive for HIV in South Africa, according to a study of 2,742 adults testing for HIV at three primary healthcare clinics in KwaZulu Natal.

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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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