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Sadiq Khan – It’s vital London plays its role in tackling stigma and wiping out this disease forever

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gives his support to our AIDSfree appeal and explains why this week’s Global Forum in London is vital in the battle against HIV

Published
30 January 2019
From
The Independent
UK government announces plan for zero HIV transmissions by 2030

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock will make the following statement: ‘So today we’re setting a new goal: eradicating HIV transmission in England by 2030. No new infections within the next decade. Becoming one of the first countries to reach the UN zero infections target by 2030.’ Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), said ‘action must urgently follow’ the announcement.

Published
30 January 2019
From
Gay Star News
For the greatest impact, end caps on PrEP access now

NHS England continues to limit the roll-out of PrEP. Waiting until the Impact trial completes is reckless—for the greatest impact, make PrEP available now to all who need it.

Published
25 January 2019
From
Lancet HIV (editorial)
Australia will never be HIV-free if access to prevention requires a medicare card

My research shows newly arrived Asian-born gay and bisexual men are four times more likely to become HIV positive in the four years after arriving in Australia compared to their local peers. Temporary visa holders are not eligible for Medicare, but to access PrEP or HIV treatment cheaply in Australia you need a Medicare card.

Published
23 January 2019
From
The Conversation
Bouquets and brickbats for India's fight against TB, HIV and Malaria

India will become the first country from the global south to host a Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, slated to be held in the national capital on February 7 and 8.

Published
18 January 2019
From
The Week
Philippines: Beyond the new HIV and AIDS law

The new HIV and AIDS law is a welcome piece of legislation but much work needs to be done if we are to address the HIV crisis. Here are some challenges - and steps to deal with them.

Published
17 January 2019
From
Inquirer
HIV and schistosomiasis programmes should be combined to reduce the spread of HIV

Testing and treatment programmes for HIV and schistosomiasis (also known as snail fever or bilharzia) could be profitably combined in settings with a high prevalence of

Published
15 January 2019
By
Michael Carter
NHS hope to double capacity of PrEP trial after huge demand for HIV prevention drug

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: “Having been pushing for increased access to PrEP for so long, we are pleased that NHS England has listened to us and agreed to fund more spaces for PrEP patients on the Impact trial. It has been completely unacceptable to see people in need of PrEP being turned away from clinics."

Published
11 January 2019
From
National AIDS Trust
Micro-level mapping in Zimbabwe identifies key HIV hotspots

A detailed geographic analysis of Zimbabwe's HIV epidemic indicates the greatest concentrations of people living with HIV who lack treatment are in the country’s main cities and urban settlements.

Published
11 January 2019
From
Avert
NHS England announces support for doubling PrEP trial

NHS England announced on Friday (11 January) its support for a request from researchers leading the PrEP IMPACT Trial. The request asks for the trial to double its places. This would give 26,000 people access to the life-saving pill, compared to the former 13,000 people.

Published
11 January 2019
From
Gay Star News

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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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