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  • PrEP
    Men of Colour Talk About PrEP
    Mainly Male | 09 July 2018

    PrEP activist Phil Samba teamed up with Leon Lopez of Brown Boy Productions to create a series of #PrEPchats clips featuring men of colour talking about PrEP, proudly supported by iwantPrEPnow.

  • Global health initiatives
    Can the Global Fund survive?
    The Lancet | 09 July 2018

    France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. The result may make or break the Global Fund.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Preventing HIV
    New York Times (letter to the editor) | 09 July 2018

    A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

  • Vaccines
    Novel HIV vaccine candidate is safe and induces immune response in healthy adults and monkeys
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 09 July 2018

    New research published in The Lancet shows that an experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys. Moreover, the vaccine candidate protected against infection with an HIV-like virus in monkeys.

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    Portugal: 'Historic day' as two of three HIV targets of WHO programme met
    MNA | 06 July 2018

    Portugal's secretary of state for health, Fernando Araújo, has hailed the "historic day" on which the country has achieved the goals of diagnosing more than 90% of people with HIV and of having more than 90% of those who are in treatment no longer able to transmit the infection

  • PrEP
    Researchers identify first known case of PrEP failure in developing country
    Healio | 06 July 2018

    A 28-year-old man in Thailand appeared to have acquired multidrug-resistant HIV while on pre-exposure prophlyaxis, or PrEP, researchers reported.

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
    Sex, drugs and mental health: What it's like to be a gay man in 2018
    Shortlist | 06 July 2018

    In their own words, gay men discuss their relationships with sex, drugs and mental health.

  • The search for a cure
    Study indicates potential breakthrough HIV drug
    Pharmaphorum | 05 July 2018

    French biotech Abivax announces results of three month course of rev gene disruptor drug ABX464. Reductions in viral DNA seen in 50%. See for earlier study.

  • Structural factors
    The fall-out of war: women are twice as likely to be living with HIV in post-conflict Uganda
    AVERT | 04 July 2018

    Women who survived the war in Northern Uganda are almost twice as likely to be living with HIV compared to their male peers, and are also disproportionately impacted by trauma and depression, reveals new research.

  • PrEP
    Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic
    The Sydney Morning Herald | 04 July 2018

    As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

Conference news

News from the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018).

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Achieving the 90-90-90 target

With advances in HIV testing, treatment and care, some countries are making great progress towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target.

New EUROBulletin

Read the June 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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