Taking the rubbish to the dump

The first six months after diagnosis were a nightmare. Not just because of my HIV diagnosis but also because of general chaos in my life. No money, a job that was going nowhere, and a history of disastrous boyfriends.

I got so bored of this and made a stand. “Okay,” I said to myself, “that’s enough. This is when the fight back begins.”

So I set myself a new set of rules to live by and dumped all the rubbish that was causing me so much grief. So far, so good.

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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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