What NAM is campaigning for?

We are urging the NHS to commission HIV treatment information resources, delivered by community providers (i.e. not the pharmaceutical companies), on a national basis.

That way anyone who needs it, whether in Lambeth or Liverpool, can have access to the highest-quality patient information material to support them on their journey with HIV. 

Historically, treatment information publications have been commissioned on a pan-London basis, with a small number of authorities outside London contributing to the delivery of resources in their area. It would be more cost effective to commission on a national basis, as there would be greater economies of scale, as well as equity of access.

HIV service delivery in the UK is, in numerous ways, a model of excellence.  The HIV patient cohort is one of the best informed and most treatment-fluent of any disease area. The doctor-patient dialogue in HIV is second to none. Let’s keep it that way!

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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