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I haven't given up, I've taken charge - one man's story of taking HIV meds for prevention

Recently, I was surprised to learn that I had allegedly “given up on gay men.” According to Michael Weinstein, president and founder of the so-called “AIDS Healthcare Foundation,” I now consider the lives of gay men, including my own, “disposable.” What great crime have I committed to deserve Mr. Weinstein’s condemnation?

Published
02 August 2011
From
Positively Aware
Being honest about HIV: Lisa Power, policy head at Terrence Higgins Trust

Currently corporate head of policy for Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), she has been involved in HIV work since the early 1980s.

Published
29 June 2011
From
So So Gay
People diagnosed with HIV who have never accessed medical care are often dissatisfied with post-test counselling

A qualitative study conducted with people who have tested HIV-positive but never had HIV medical care in the United States has found that many of these individuals

Published
29 June 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Young Gays on Broadway's `Normal Heart` Revival

If “The Normal Heart” was the playwright Larry Kramer’s war cry against AIDS and apathy during its original Off Broadway run in 1985, the revival is more like a heart-tugging lesson about friendship and love under siege for people who were not alive or aware during that era.

Published
24 June 2011
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New York Times
Jailed Iran brothers win global health prize

Two Iranian doctors who were jailed three years ago for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government were awarded a global health prize for their efforts to treat patients with HIV. The brothers began treating HIV-positive patients in the late 1990s, and they developed a three-pronged program that integrated prevention, care and social support.

Published
17 June 2011
From
AFP
Breaking the silence on HIV in Egypt

Diagnosed three years ago with HIV, Magid, a resident of Alexandria, Egypt, kept his health status a secret from most, opting to tell only a handful of friends and family members weeks after he discovered he had been infected. But he chose June of 2011 as the month in which he would shed his relative anonymity in Egypt and speak out as a voice for people living with the virus.

Published
13 June 2011
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Al Jazeera
Treatment is prevention: an interview with Anthony Fauci

We have a confluence of enormous opportunity to turn around the global pandemic at the same time that we have an almost unprecedented constraint on resources. Despite the constraints on resources, we have a real opportunity not only to save a lot of lives, but in the long run, to save money.

Published
08 June 2011
From
Nature News
30 years of AIDS: remembering how it began - from those who were there

Sunday June 5 sees the 30th anniversary of the first reports of the disease that later came to be known as AIDS. At the time no one

Published
03 June 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
AIDS at 30: an interview with activist Gregg Gonsalves

Long-time AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves is often outspoken. He has spent more than two decades working on AIDS to address the U.S. and global epidemics, starting out at ACT UP/Boston in the late 80s. Gonsalves speaks up about his personal journey to becoming one of the pandemic’s greatest activists, his upcoming AIDS research, and the panic he feels for future funding for AIDS.

Published
20 May 2011
From
Science Speaks
TV interview: Timothy Ray Brown, Berlin patient, says his HIV is cured

Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.”

Published
17 May 2011
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CBS News San Francisco

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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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