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PrEP: Postcode lottery of anti-HIV drug trial

A game-changer in the fight against HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective drug that reduces the risk of acquiring the condition. But as the NHS trials PrEP across England, many at high risk have struggled to get hold of the drug.

Published
11 January 2019
From
BBC News
Alarming rise in HIV infections in the Philippines: what it must do

While many countries, including in Southeast Asia, have seen a fall in new HIV infections, the Philippines has seen a sharp rise. Bureaucracy, a conservative society and the Catholic Church are the main stumbling blocks to effective action

Published
03 January 2019
From
South China Morning Post
MPs warn of ‘cliff-edge’ in access to HIV prevention pill PrEP in open letter to Public Health Minister calling for ‘urgent action’

MPs and peers have written an open letter calling on the Public Health Minister to urgently expand access to PrEP.

Published
20 December 2018
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Adolescents key to achieving HIV control targets in Uganda

Despite substantial reductions in prevalence and incidence of HIV in Uganda, prevention shortfalls might hamper goals to achieve epidemic control by 2030. Esther Nakkazi reports.

Published
17 December 2018
From
The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
Councils call for major extension of national HIV prevention trial

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and Local Government Association (LGA) are calling for a major extension of access to PrEP to help end the epidemic of HIV in the UK. ADPH and LGA fully support PrEP as part of an effective HIV prevention strategy, with the potential to save lives. Our only concern is the unfunded cost to councils as a result of rolling PrEP out, whether as part of expanding the number of people on the PrEP Trial or in a future national HIV PrEP programme. We are calling for the forthcoming NHS long-term plan to commit to fully fund expanded access to the HIV PrEP Trial ensuring that both unresolved implementation questions are addressed and that local authority sexual health services are adequately resourced to support this extension.

Published
14 December 2018
From
The Association of Directors of Public Health
Russian HIV Prevention Group Closes After Fine Under 'Foreign-Agent' Law

A Russian nongovernmental organization focused on preventing the spread of the HIV virus that causes AIDS says it has closed its office in the Siberian region of Altai Krai because it has not been able to raise funds to pay a fine for refusing to register in Russia as a “foreign agent.”

Published
05 December 2018
From
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Black women are more vulnerable to Aids. So why aren’t they being helped?

I’m HIV-positive – and I know black women bear the brunt of funding cuts and are overlooked by prevention programmes

Published
02 December 2018
From
The Guardian
Mike Pence’s HIV/AIDS Hypocrisy

The vice president says he’s ready to fight HIV, but his record says otherwise.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Huffington Post (video)
Could R100 a Month Be Enough to Keep South Africa's Young Women HIV Free?

In a world hemmed by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA's HIV prevention programmes.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Bhekisisa
HIV diagnoses fell in the UK in 2017 for the first time among all risk groups, all ethnicities and in all regions, annual report reveals

The 2018 report from Public Health England is entitled Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom, and for once the note of optimism in

Published
29 November 2018
By
Gus Cairns

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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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