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  • UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time

    The pace of reducing new HIV infections is slowing and progress in accessing treatment is decreasing, putting UN targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030 in doubt.

    21 July 2019 | The Guardian
  • Kaiser/UNAIDS analysis finds donor governments spent US$8 billion for HIV in 2018, similar to a decade ago

    Donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries totaled US$8 billion in 2018, little changed from the US$8.1 billion total in 2017 and from the levels of a decade ago, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

    17 July 2019 | UNAIDS press release
  • What Does PrEP Cost Outside the United States?

    For the past several years, doctors in the United States have watched enviously as other countries have approved generic versions of PrEP made by Mylan, Teva, and other generic drug companies. These cheaper generics have made it easier for governments to support large PrEP scale-up programs.

    04 July 2019 | The Body
  • UK pledges £1.4B to Global Fund, boosting advocates' spirits

    The United Kingdom pledged £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday, with advocates hoping the commitment will encourage other donors to give generously as the fund chases a $14 billion replenishment to support its work over the next three years.

    01 July 2019 | Devex
  • Theresa May urges other countries to step forward as she unveils £1.4bn in fight against killer diseases

    Prime minister Theresa May has urged international leaders at the G20 summit in Japan to follow the UK's lead and commit to fighting the world’s three biggest infectious disease killers, as she unveiled a £1.4 billion funding pledge. In one of her final acts as prime minister Mrs May announced the UK would give £467 million a year over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

    01 July 2019 | Telegraph
  • Elton John awarded France's highest civilian award Legion d'Honneur

    The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron's office praised Sir Elton, 72, as a "melodic genius" and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community. He used his acceptance speech to promote his charity work.

    25 June 2019 | BBC News
  • Ukraine: government to fund publicly procured HIV services

    Ukraine has announced that it is to allocate $16 million to the country’s AIDS response for 2019-20, which will sustain and expand HIV prevention and support services for key populations as well as care and support services for people living with HIV.

    18 June 2019 | UNAIDS
  • What's behind PEPFAR's funding cut threats?

    As it wraps up its latest funding round, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is prepared to introduce unprecedented cuts to country programs in sub-Saharan Africa, designed to spur domestic policy changes and programmatic improvements. But observers warn that if enacted, the cuts could undermine advances those countries have made against the HIV epidemic, particularly among marginalized communities that struggle to access health services.

    12 June 2019 | Devex
  • Which HIV Prevention Methods Are Most Cost Effective in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    Researchers conducted a systematic review of 60 studies in search of answers.

    11 June 2019 | POZ
  • Is Off-Label HIV Prevention Better Than None?

    Rather than prescribe F/TDF as PrEP, Michael Saag, MD said, prescribers should sidestep the brand-name product and instead give their PrEP-eligible patients a generic HIV drug combination that uses lamivudine (3TC) with TDF.

    31 May 2019 | MedPage Today (requires free registration)
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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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