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China follows B.C.'s lead on HIV/AIDS treatment

The Chinese government has announced it will use a treatment strategy developed in BC to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS in China.

25 February 2011
Vancouver Sun
An HIV Strategy Invites Addicts In

By offering clean needles and aggressively testing and treating those who may be infected with H.I.V., Vancouver is offering proof that an idea that was once controversial actually works: Widespread treatment, while expensive, protects not just individuals but the whole community.

08 February 2011
New York Times
Quebec woman with undetectable viral load acquitted in HIV exposure case

Good news! Six years after the charges were filed against her, D.C. has been acquitted.

14 January 2011
COCQ - SIDA / Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
French AIDS Research Agency and Africa Centre announce Treatment as Prevention trial in South Africa

HIV counselling and testing will be offered to all persons in the study area at the start of the project, and subsequently on a bi-annual basis.

13 December 2010
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
US retention-in-care rates cast doubt on test-and-treat strategy

Thirty to 40 percent of people with HIV fail to either enter or stay in care after their initial diagnosis. These data have implications for the potential success of “test-and-treat” strategies—whereby everyone is tested for HIV and those who are positive receive immediate HIV treatment in an effort to prevent ongoing transmission.

02 November 2010
Do the math, say UCLA researchers

A World Health Organization modelling study that suggested a "test-and-treat" strategy did not include the costs of annual HIV testing, prevention programmes and improved health infrastructure.

20 September 2010
Press release
Do the math, say UCLA researchers

The World Health Organization has proposed a new strategy for combating the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. It is a strategy that is seriously flawed, say UCLA researchers.

16 September 2010
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
AFRICA: Six challenges to delivering treatment as prevention

Using HIV treatment to drastically reduce transmission of the virus is the big issue at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna; scientists and health workers are optimistic but recognize that scaling up treatment will not be easy, especially for poor countries.

20 July 2010
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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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