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  • HIV prevention policy
    Tackling HIV Among Key Populations
    amfAR | 29 July 2013

    Today amfAR is releasing our latest issue brief, “Tackling HIV/AIDS Among Key Populations”. The brief combines the latest science and best-practice on addressing the epidemic among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and transgender individuals.

  • Treatment guidelines
    South Africa: WHO's New HIV Guidelines May 'Distract', Warns Expert | 29 July 2013

    Professor Francois Venter says treating all people with CD4 counts of 500 and below, instead of the current CD4 of 350 "is not a priority but a distraction" as most HIV transmission is from people with CD4 counts below 350.

  • PrEP
    Australia: New trial to test HIV prevention measures | 29 July 2013

    Funding from the Victorian Government will support an Australian-first trial into the effectiveness of existing HIV medications in preventing the spread of HIV in at-risk populations.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    Sign-on letter to Gilead about sofosbuvir
    TRT-5 | 29 July 2013

    The TRT-5 and the CHV are requesting individual and organizational sign-ons to a letter urging Gilead to provide early access to sofosbuvir for people with the most urgent need.

  • Hepatitis B
    Changes to VIREAD (tenofovir DF) labeling for Hepatitis B
    FDA | 29 July 2013

    FDA recently approved changes to VIREAD (tenofovir DF) product labeling regarding the 96-week safety and efficacy data from Study GS-US-174-0121 in adult subjects with lamivudine-resistant chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Vietnam responses to World Hepatitis Day
    Xinhua | 29 July 2013

    Vietnam has joined other eight Western Pacific countries in efforts to eliminate hepatitis in response to the World Hepatitis Day on Sunday following a commitment of the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region, state-run Vietnam News Agency reported Sunday.

  • Drug-resistant TB
    Treatment Action Group Criticizes European Refusal of New Drug to Fight Tuberculosis
    Treatment Action Group | 29 July 2013

    The decision by the CHMP was based on the duration of treatment (two months) in the phase IIb randomized controlled trial (Trial 204). It considered that the trial was too short to establish the effectiveness of delamanid in treating TB when added to other anti-TB medicines.

  • Delivery of care
    Kenyan government now sets the pace in war against tuberculosis
    The East African | 29 July 2013

    Prevalence of TB cases in Kenya has prompted the government and donors to turn to social model in a bid to win the war against the deadly diseases. The model ensures that TB patients get the best social support available, which removes stigma that sent patients to an early grave.

  • HIV defines me, whether I like it or not
    Living with HIV (blog) | 29 July 2013

    I had convinced myself that HIV would not, had not impacted on my life. I was to carry on living pretty much like I had before. I would not be different because of it. I would the same old me.

  • People who inject drugs
    Head of UN drug agency calls for prevention, fair access to treatment on World Hepatitis Day
    UN News Centre | 29 July 2013

    Marking World Hepatitis Day, the head of the United Nations drugs and crime agency today called for stronger prevention efforts to stop the spread of this major global health risk and urged authorities to ensure that all victims, including injecting drug users and prisoners, get the care and treatment they need.

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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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