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When Is a Nation’s HIV Epidemic Considered “Controlled”?

Despite many years of enthusiastic calls for an “end to AIDS,” experts have yet to settle on what that would actually entail.

Published
08 November 2018
From
Poz
Reaching the men: who are the partners of the young women with HIV in South Africa?

In the high-prevalence countries of southern Africa, young women under 25 bear the brunt of the epidemic, with continued high rates of HIV infection. So

Published
05 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Viral suppression within three months of HIV diagnosis should be a policy target, NYC officials say

An undetectable viral load within three months of HIV diagnosis should be added as a target to the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy, public health officials from New

Published
23 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
No Prevention, No End: AVAC Report 2018

In just about 24 months, the world will arrive at the deadline for the UNAIDS "Fast Track" goals for ending the epidemic. The primary fast-track goal for HIV prevention is reduction in new diagnoses from roughly 2,000,000 a year, to less than 500,000. There's no chance this goal will be achieved.

Published
18 October 2018
From
AVAC
Integrated support intervention improves engagement with HIV and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs

Providing information on how to navigate care pathways, psychosocial support, and immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia increased retention

Published
18 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
HIV diagnoses hit seven year low: Australia’s annual HIV figures released today

There were 963 new HIV diagnoses in Australia in 2017, representing a 7% decline over five years, and the lowest number of new diagnoses in seven years. The reductions were greatest among gay and bisexual men, with a 15% reduction in the past year alone. In contrast, the number of new HIV diagnoses increased by 10% among heterosexuals over the past five years, and HIV diagnosis rates remain almost two times higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

Published
24 September 2018
From
Kirby Institute press release
SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

San Francisco health officials working to end HIV infections and deaths in The City are zeroing in on the homeless population, where there’s been an uptick in new cases.

Published
11 September 2018
From
San Francisco Examiner
Starting from here – what PrEP programmes can learn from circumcision

Funders, health providers and advocates should take lessons from the rollout of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) as an HIV prevention measure in Africa if they wish

Published
10 September 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Work to improve the HIV care continuum for black transgender women should concentrate on HIV diagnosis

Less than half of black transgender women living with HIV in the United States are aware of their HIV status, but most of those who have

Published
05 September 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Poorer ART outcomes show need to prioritise older people in HIV test and treat programmes

HIV testing and treatment programmes in sub-Saharan Africa need to prioritise older individuals, according to research published in PLOS ONE. Investigators in Uganda found that after starting antiretroviral therapy

Published
05 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
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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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