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Inside Namibia's HIV success story

Facing one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, Namibia has become the first country in Africa to have more than three-quarters of its HIV-affected population virally suppressed — and insiders are crediting political commitment, good data, and community-centered HIV programs for the remarkable achievement.

Published
15 August 2018
From
Devex
New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

Published
13 August 2018
From
WLS-TV Chicago
PrEP use taking off in Thailand and Vietnam

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use is accelerating among men who have sex with men and transgender women in two south-east Asian countries where it is receiving

Published
13 August 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Fast Track Cities Quality of Life Survey

We invite people living with HIV in 29 cities to complete a 10-minute online survey that will can assist us in better understanding the quality of life issues that impact urban AIDS responses. Your name will remain anonymous, but through your input you will have a positive effect on the quality of life of the global community of people living with HIV. The 29 cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bamako, Bangkok, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Durban, Geneva, Kingston, Lisbon, Libreville, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Montréal, Nairobi, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, San Francisco, and Santiago. UK Fast Track cities (Brighton and London) can fill it in by checking "other".

Published
09 August 2018
From
IAPAC
58% of Those With Diagnosed HIV Were Virally Suppressed in 2014

This is according to a CDC analysis of surveillance records from 37 states and Washington, DC.

Published
08 August 2018
From
Poz
Access to opioid agonist therapy in Russia: time for reform (free registration required)

The efforts to halt the spread of HIV in Russia are hindered by the policies of its government, which has scaled back harm reduction efforts and denied access to opioid agonist treatment to 1·8 million people who inject drugs in Russia, many of whom inject opioids.

Published
07 August 2018
From
The Lancet
HIV Activist David Barr on Going Beyond 90-90-90

David Barr, a longtime AIDS activist who was an ACT UP New York member and co-founder of Treatment Action Group (TAG), is now with the Fremont Center. He was also the coordinator for the Joep Lange Institute's AIDS 2018 preconference workshop, Meeting the 90-90-90 Targets: Faster and Better.

Published
06 August 2018
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The Body PRO
A campaign to end AIDS by 2030 is faltering worldwide

The ambitious campaign to “end AIDS” by 2030 is badly off track, officials said at the International AIDS Conference here last week. Funding for efforts to slow the spread of HIV by treating all infected people has flatlined, and many countries, for a host of reasons, can’t or won’t mount aggressive responses. “We will not be able to meet the prevention goal,” said Michel Sidibé, director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland. “We have a prevention crisis.”

Published
02 August 2018
From
Science
HIV elimination in gay men: what is working?

Substantial decreases in HIV diagnoses in key cities show the way to elimination of new HIV diagnoses in gay men, a workshop at the 22nd International AIDS

Published
26 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
Progress against HIV in young people lags behind as Africa's youth population grows

Africa is far off track in reducing new HIV infections among children and young people and is unlikely to reduce new infections in young people substantially before

Published
26 July 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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