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  • New steroid drug boosts immunity in HIV study

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    HE-2000, an adrenal steroid which could be administered orally as a pulsed immune booster, has shown promising effects in its first clinical trial in HIV-positive people. Manufacturers Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals tested HE-2000 ...

  • Preventing mother-to-baby transmission in South Africa

    Anon | 05 March 2001

    A range of measures designed to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to baby in South African women constitute cost effective healthcare strategy according to a research team in Johannesburg. Using ...

  • HAART for Africa would cost rich world taxpayers $2 a year

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    Dr Jeffery Sachs, Professor of International Development at Harvard University, considered by the New York Times to be the most important economist in the world, launched a wide ranging attack ...

  • UNAIDS report on the global epidemic

    Anon | 05 March 2001

    Up to six million people may have been infected with HIV last year world-wide, according to the latest projections compiled by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the ...

  • Pressure builds for drug price cuts as Durban kicks off

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    The Thirteenth World AIDS Conference opened today in Durban, South Africa with an intensification of calls for developing countries to be allowed to open up drug production to competition so ...

  • Mass testing programmes necessary for HIV control

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    Attitudes to HIV testing formed during the early 1980s are inappropriate for combating the world’s greatest public health challenge, and the human rights platform on which global HIV prevention is ...

  • BHIVA clinicians Retroviruses feedback - Tuesday

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    Martin Fisher, Consultant in HIV Medicine, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton Margaret Johnson, Director of Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London Anton Pozniak, Consultant in HIV Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London Caroline Sabin, ...

  • South African president orders enquiry into HIV/AIDS link

    Keith Alcorn | 05 March 2001

    The South African president Thabo Mbeki has ordered his Health Ministry to investigate claims that AIDS is not caused by HIV, following months of controversy in South Africa over the ...

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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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