Derek Thaczuk

Side-effects can be divided into two main types. Toxic side-effects are a direct result of the drug itself. For instance, some antibiotics are known to cause gastrointestinal problems in many individuals. Allergic side-effects are those brought on by the individual's reaction (sometimes called hypersensitivity) to a drug. These side-effects are sometimes referred to by doctors as type A and type B reactions.

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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