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Collective Efforts By Civil Society Groups Bar The Way To Hepatitis C Patents

Many hold the view that Gilead’s revolutionary treatment against hepatitis C (sofosbuvir) marked the beginning of a shift in position toward the high prices of medicines, as high-income countries were also faced with an untenable burden to their health systems. In a number of lower and middle-income countries civil society organised itself to increase access to sofosbuvir for millions in need.

14 May 2018
Intellectual Property Watch
Transition Notice: Dr Laurel Sprague leaves GNP+

It is with sadness and gratitude that the Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) announces Dr. Laurel Sprague’s departure as Executive Director, effective 18 May 2018.

24 April 2018
Global Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (GNP+)
Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

17 April 2018
Corresponsales Clave
HIV Conferences – What use are they and how much do they cost?

The core question remains, if key groups cannot attend, who is this conference for?

11 April 2018
My PrEP story: Jamie (part 2)

When Jamie Jaxon came away from the European PrEP Summit he was determined to start making ripples. In his second My PrEP Story blog, Jamie says it’s time to get those conversations going.

10 April 2018
Giant condoms and buckets of fake blood: the true story of Aids activists Act Up

The French film 120 Beats Per Minute depicts the urgency of the HIV/Aids crisis through the eyes of the Paris branch of the radical campaigners. Members of the London branch recall what it was really like.

06 April 2018
The Guardian
LGBT people need to rediscover their rage in this age of protest

As the film 120 Beats per Minute shows, queer activism is at its best when it’s angry and combative – and there’s no shortage of causes to help

03 April 2018
The Guardian
New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

When it comes to the widely misunderstood, complex issue of HIV criminalisation, media can be a powerful tool–or a blunt-force weapon. The purpose of a new critical media toolkit is to inform and equip global grassroots advocates who are engaged in media response to HIV criminalisation–and to demystify the practice of working with, and through, media to change the conversation around criminalisation.

15 March 2018
HIV Justice Network
U.S. Networks of People With HIV Oppose U.S. Location for 2020 International AIDS Conference

"Hosting AIDS 2020 in the U.S. flies in the face of ample and undeniable evidence that the Trump administration's violation of human rights, targeting of vulnerable communities for harm, and exacerbating HIV-related stigma worldwide, coupled with drastic budget cuts, threatens the advancements we have made in the domestic and global epidemics," according to an open letter asking IAS to reconsider this decision.

13 March 2018
The Body
Mark S. King: Rewriting His Own Script

Mark S. King, One of the HIV Community’s Most Relevant Voices, Discusses Sobriety, Activism & Why He Is Making the Most of a New Lease on Life

05 March 2018
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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