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Civil society under threat: How can HIV advocates resist the impact?

Civil society organisations (CSOs) providing HIV services and advocacy to key populations and people living with HIV are increasingly under attack from populist and repressive government regimes across

Published
26 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
The PrEP activist fighting for Poland

"I decided that the only way to change the discussion about PrEP in Poland was to win Mr Gay Poland and then use my position to educate people."

Published
26 July 2018
From
Mainly Male
AIDS 2018: The Story is Messy

It's already clear that the story from Amsterdam is that ending epidemic levels of new HIV diagnoses depends on building services and societies that recognize individuals as wonderful, wild, weird, whole people, with more specificity, respect and rigor than ever before. It also depends on activism, nasty women and their male allies, everyone demanding change, refusing to play nice.

Published
26 July 2018
From
AVAC
Bay Area, U.S. & Global Human Rights Advocates Demand 2020 International AIDS Conference Be Removed from U.S.

Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex workers and LGBTQ communities. Global Gag Rule. War on people who use drugs. Closed borders. The wall. Police brutality. Racist violence grounded in white supremacy. This is Trump’s U.S.A. Despite this hostile environment, this March, the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced San Francisco as the host city for the next International AIDS Conference, which will take place in 2020.

Published
24 July 2018
From
Positive Women's Network
We Love the Jargon, We Hate the Jargon!

This blog post by Angelo Kaggwa-Katumba and Kay Marshall talks about the essential work of connecting journalists and researchers and how advocates are the linchpin.

Published
20 July 2018
From
AVAC
HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview With Bruce Richman

Transcript of YouTube video interview with Bruce richman of U=U: published on YouTube in May 2017.

Published
03 July 2018
From
The Body
Nelson Vergel: Built to Survive

“There’s wisdom with age, but there’s a lot more wisdom with age and HIV,” says Nelson Vergel. Like many long-term survivors, he initially considered his HIV diagnosis a death sentence. But despite the odds, the Venezuelan immigrant refused to give up.

Published
29 June 2018
From
Poz
The HIV-positive man who stopped thousands getting the virus

Greg Owen wanted a new drug, not available through the NHS, that would stop him becoming HIV-positive. But it was too late - he already had the virus. Despite this, he and a friend worked on an ambitious plan to help thousands of others get the new treatment.

Published
29 June 2018
From
BBC
#BREAKTHEPATENT

The drug Truvada has the ability to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by more than 99%, but it's being withheld from the American public because of the greed of its manufacturer. Sign the petition to call on the National Institute of Health to break the patent around Truvada as PrEP.

Published
20 June 2018
From
breakthepatent.org
David Cooper: Champion of the people

In March, Australia and the world lost one of the leading figures in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Christopher Kelly pays tribute to Professor David Cooper.

Published
15 June 2018
From
Positive Living
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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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