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 prevention policy
    A reduction in new HIV diagnoses is no reason to reduce effort
    The King's Fund | 15 November 2017

    The drop in new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men must be seen as an indicator of the reductions that are possible, rather than meaning that the job is done or that a downwards trajectory in new diagnoses will continue in the future. Importantly, so far these reductions have only been seen in one population group.

  • Global health initiatives
    Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency
    New York Times | 15 November 2017

    A former British banker was named executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday, taking over an international disease-fighting partnership that has struggled since its inception 15 years ago to raise enough money to fulfill its mission.

  • Global health initiatives
    Peter Sands is new Global Fund executive director
    Devex | 15 November 2017

    Peter Sands was announced as the new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday. The news follows a chaotic few days during which Sands, the former CEO of Standard Chartered PLC, withdrew from the leadership race “for personal reasons” and then unexpectedly re-entered the race on Monday.

  • Human rights
    Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey
    The Guardian | 15 November 2017

    Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same sex to marry

  • PrEP
    New Zealand AIDS Foundation welcomes PHARMAC’s milestone proposal to fund Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
    New Zealand AIDS Foundation | 14 November 2017

    In a proposal released today, PHARMAC has announced its intention to fund the HIV-prevention drug PrEP – meaning the medicine is one step closer to becoming available to those at highest risk of HIV in New Zealand.

  • Structural factors
    HIV/AIDS in the US: the importance of local perspectives
    BMJ Group blogs | 14 November 2017

    Some recent studies have sought to demonstrate the importance of spatial location as a determinant of STI prevalence in its own right. However, the most striking outcome reported in a Philadelphia study are findings concerning the relationship of race and sex to the mode of HIV transmission.

  • Ageing and HIV
    How the Gut Microbiome Affects Outcomes in HIV
    Specialty Pharmacy Times | 14 November 2017

    Gut microbiome alterations have been associated with frailty in older individuals. The journal HIV and Aging has published an article that discusses how aging and HIV affect the gut microbiome, and what impacts these factors have on health.

  • Behaviour change interventions
    £600,000 funding of 12 projects by PHE to help prevent HIV
    Public Health England | 14 November 2017

    Public Health England (PHE) has announced the projects which have been awarded funding from the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2017 to 2018. The projects have been chosen from across England to receive total funding of £600,000 from the Department of Health through PHE.

  • PrEP
    British Columbia just lost its last two excuses not to cover the pill that prevents HIV
    XTRA, Vancouver | 13 November 2017

    Julio Montaner, the head of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, told a room full of doctors and activists Nov 6, 2017, that his centre has negotiated a deal with generic drug manufacturers that could deliver the treatment without swelling the budget. “The message is, we’re ready,” Montaner told Xtra following his announcement. “It’s time to do this.”

  • Harm reduction
    Glasgow's heroin shooting gallery plans rejected by Lord Advocate
    Evening Times | 13 November 2017

    Plans to open a safe injecting facility for heroin addicts in Glasgow City Centre have suffered a serious setback after the Lord Advocate refused to give legal backing to the scheme. The project relied on prosecutors being willing to accept a 'tolerance zone' in the neighbourhood of the facility where the authorities would turn a blind eye to people on their way there in possession of drugs. However the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC said drug users would not be allowed to bring street drugs to the facility.

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

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Read the December edition of the Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin.

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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