What are the implications?

NAM will have to withdraw the current service.   A valuable service, which has been running for more than a decade, is at serious risk. Should it disappear there will be no Information Standard-certificated HIV treatment information publications available in the capital’s clinics.

Campaign Update - 5 August

We are delighted to have heard last week that we will receive some 'transition' support to enable us to continue to provide our information resources to clinics, free of charge, in the short term.   This is great news and a huge relief!

The final amount agreed is not unfortunately enough to cover the full costs of providing our service, however it certainly means that you can count on NAM’s resources continuing to be available until the end of the year.

We still have a £75k shortfall so we have launched an appeal which I hope will attract additional interim support.  

We are also exploring alternative ways of delivering our service, raising funding, reducing our costs as far as possible etc.

In the meantime our campaign continues to try to ensure that patient information is commissioned by the NHS, ideally on a national basis.  Patient information for people with HIV still needs to find a home within the new NHS's commissioning structures!

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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