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  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Uganda: HIV/ Aids Bill Almost Ready
    All Africa | 03 December 2012

    A joint civil society coalition, made up of more than 40 organisations, including human rights groups, has urged Parliament to review the clauses on mandatory testing of HIV, mandatory disclosure of a person's HIV status and the criminalisation of intentional spread of the disease.

  • Women
    Battling HIV, Mexican women reclaim sexuality
    AFP | 03 December 2012

    Rocio Ramirez poses for a portrait with a colorful Mexican shawl covering one side of her near naked body, revealing her erotic side to prove that HIV has not robbed her sexuality and self-esteem.

  • Money, benefits and housing
    The impact of welfare cuts: living with HIV just got harder
    New Statesman | 03 December 2012

    The aim, to get people with HIV back to work, is laudable, but the means are devastating. Government figures show that a shocking 44 per cent of people with HIV who have completed a "Work Capability Assessment" have had their support cut off, and charities warn that it is causing destitution.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Medical Technician Accused in Hepatitis C Infections Is Indicted on New Charges
    New York Times | 03 December 2012

    A traveling medical technician who is believed to have infected at least 39 people with hepatitis C through his use of stolen hospital drugs and syringes was indicted late Wednesday in New Hampshire on 14 new charges.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Life Behind the Picture: The Photo That Changed The Face Of AIDS
    Life | 03 December 2012

    In November 1990 LIFE magazine published a photograph of a young man named David Kirby — his body wasted by AIDS, his gaze locked on something beyond this world — surrounded by anguished family members as he took his last breaths. The haunting image of Kirby on his death bed quickly became the one photograph most powerfully identified with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  • PrEP
    Controversial HIV study begins in Montreal | 02 December 2012

    A team of researchers is seeking the help of up to 400 HIV-negative gay men to determine whether an antiretroviral drug could prevent the disease's spread by being ingested up to two hours before or up to a day after having sexual intercourse.

  • HIV prevention policy
    A Global Plan to End AIDS Everywhere But at Home
    The Atlantic | 02 December 2012

    The bold, aggressive new plan released by Hillary Clinton once again wildly surpasses in ambition what US officials dare attempt in this country.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    Ending AIDS? Not Without Ending Tuberculosis
    Huffington Post | 02 December 2012

    As the world's attention has been fixated on the fight against HIV and AIDS, something ironic and perverse has happened. We have failed to invest enough resources to mount an effective fight against tuberculosis (TB), the number-one killer of people living with HIV.

  • Epidemiology
    China faces HIV/AIDS epidemic
    CNN | 02 December 2012

    With a long red AIDS ribbon pinned to his chest, Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang warned of the grave situation of HIV/AIDS in China, calling it "not only a medical issue but also a social challenge".

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Partner therapy 'cuts HIV cases'
    BBC Health | 01 December 2012

    Treating people with HIV who have uninfected partners significantly reduces transmission rates, researchers in China have found.

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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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