NAM news and opinions

Could you help us test the new aidsmap website?

Amelia Jones
Published: 15 May 2019

For the past year, we have been working on designing and developing a new aidsmap website.;

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It is unwise to think we are on the brink of curing HIV

Matthew Hodson
Published: 05 March 2019

Any story about an HIV cure is bound to stir excitement. Scientists have just reported a new case study of a previously HIV-positive man, referred to as the London patient, who has no remaining detectable HIV a year and a half after undergoing a bone marrow stem cell transplant to treat lymphoma.;

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New editions of The basics leaflets

Amelia Jones
Published: 04 February 2019

NAM has recently updated nine titles from its series of leaflets,The basics. These illustrated leaflets provide a simple and easy-to-understand introduction to key HIV issues.;

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Supporting sexual health and relationships for people with learning disabilities

Greta Hughson
Published: 18 December 2018

In relationships, sex and sexual health, people with disabilities often face barriers that prevent access to information, support and opportunities. Claire Lightley is Head of Training at sexual health charity, FPA, managing a team of trainers delivering courses around the UK. We spoke to Claire about FPA’s programme of work supporting professionals who work with people with learning disabilities.;

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Behind the scenes at European Testing Week

Greta Hughson
Published: 29 October 2018
Ben Collins, co-chair of the working group for European Testing Week

European Testing Week started in 2013, as an initiative of HIV in Europe, with the initial aim of increasing testing efforts and creating awareness of the benefits of early HIV testing. Since then, the week has broadened its focus to include hepatitis testing. This year, European Testing Week will take place from 23-30 November. Ben Collins is co-chair of the working group for European Testing Week and we spoke to Ben about how you can get involved.;

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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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