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  • Adults with HIV who have compassionate care providers start and remain in treatment longer

    Researchers find patients who perceive their primary care providers as lacking empathy and not willing to include them in decision making are at risk for abandoning treatment or not seeking treatment at all.

    15 July 2019 | ScienceDaily
  • 1 in 10 People With Diagnosed HIV Must Drive Over 1 Hour for Care

    Such lengthy commutes for HIV care among those with diagnosed with the virus may impede efforts to control the epidemic.

    20 June 2019 | Poz
  • Trump’s bid to wipe out AIDS will take more than a pill

    Eradicating the virus will need to look less like a science experiment and more like a broad social welfare program.

    11 June 2019 | Politico
  • Community based adherence clubs have higher drop-out rates than those based in clinics

    Differentiated care models need further investigation to support people living with HIV with taking their antiretroviral treatment (ART).

    07 June 2019 | Avert
  • US: Nearly 1 in 5 People Living With HIV Have Suboptimal Geographic Access to HIV Care

    Nearly 10% of people living with HIV have to travel more than an hour to access HIV care, and those living in rural counties have drive times more than double that of those in urban counties.

    03 June 2019 | American Journal of Managed Care
  • California may make anti-HIV drug available without prescription for 30 days

    Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener has proposed a bill that would allow people to receive their first 30 days of PrEP over the counter if they first receive counseling and an HIV test. But the bill faces opposition from the California Medical Association, which represents doctors, and major insurance companies.

    02 June 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • In Ethiopia, A Focus on Multi-Month ART Scripting at Scale Pays Off

    As ministries of health and their partners move to scale up differentiated service delivery (DSD) for HIV treatment, one approach is taking the spotlight. Multi-month scripting (MMS) is a facility-based, individual-focused DSD model, in which recipients of care who are doing well on antiretroviral therapy (ART) receive larger amounts of ART at each visit, enabling their appointments to be spaced at longer intervals. In many countries, MMS is combined with appointment spacing and fast-track approaches to minimize the amount of time that people living with HIV need to spend at health facilities.

    26 April 2019 | ICAP
  • South Africa: Cutting U.S. funding will harm people with HIV most

    Arguably the biggest challenge facing South Africa’s HIV response today is how to support many more people living with HIV to start and, importantly, stay on treatment. Doing this in the context of a dysfunctional healthcare system will not be easy, but cannot be shied away from. Yet instead of receiving commitment to do what it will take to make this happen, South Africa is facing the threat of dramatic cuts in U.S. government funding that risk derailing future progress, gambling with people’s health and lives.

    25 April 2019 | Health GAP
  • Transgender Immigration detainee died of AIDS complications, autopsy shows

    The official autopsy for Honduran migrant Roxsana Hernandez found she had "untreated HIV." Advocates say she was detained after requesting asylum. “I think this person was denied the minimum standard required by U.S. law for prisoners and detainees,” Dr. Chris Beyrer, a public health professor at Johns Hopkins University, told NBC News after reviewing the official autopsy report.

    24 April 2019 | CBS News
  • 'Stigma does not go away': Mumbai’s dedicated LGBT health clinic

    After reports of transgender people being refused treatment, a new centre offers specialised services – and respite from discrimination

    24 April 2019 | The Guardian
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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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