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  • Changing treatment
    Lessons Learned When the Labs Go Awry | 10 September 2013

    David Fawcett describes the feelings - and the lessons - when a rebound in viral load resulted in a change of his HIV medication.

  • PrEP
    If PrEP is the new condom, why are so few gay men taking it?
    Out | 10 September 2013

    Even though PrEP is the first proven new HIV prevention tool since the condom, and even though it’s FDA-approved and is widely covered by health plans, few gay men appear to be on it.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Indonesia's Hidden Hepatitis C Time Bomb
    Jakarta Globe | 10 September 2013

    According to the Health Ministry, more than 7 million people across 21 provinces — or more than 2 percent of the country’s population — had hepatitis C as of 2007. People who inject drugs and live with HIV carry an especially heavy disease burden. Anecdotally, it’s estimated that over two-thirds of Indonesian drug injectors have hepatitis C, with about 60 percent to 90 percent of these also living with HIV.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Fourth porn actor diagnosed with HIV
    The Guardian | 10 September 2013

    "I can confirm that a male performer came to us and indicated that he had become infected with HIV," said Michael Weinstein, president of the Aids Healthcare Foundation. The disclosure will likely pressure the industry to continue a moratorium on new productions and the mandatory use of condoms.

  • Treatment guidelines
    Taiwan: HIV-positive people must start earlier treatment: CDC
    Taipei Times | 10 September 2013

    The fourth version of the Ministry of Health and Welfare guidelines recommends an earlier starting point for HIV treatment for HIV-positive people at a CD4 T-cell count of 500 or less, or 500 T-cells or less per cubic millimeter of blood, according to the Taiwan AIDS Society.

  • Health services and systems
    Affordable Care Act needed to help stomp out HIV in the South | 10 September 2013

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic's epicenter has shifted from major metropolitan centers like New York and San Francisco to more rural Southern communities. The most significant factor in the epidemic's increasing impact here is the region's inadequate health care infrastructure and high rates of individuals who lack insurance coverage.

  • HIV prevention policy
    U.S. Conference on AIDS – Highlights from Day 1 blog | 09 September 2013

    The annual U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) opened yesterday, Sunday, September 8, 2013 in New Orleans. Organized by the National Minority AIDS Council Exit Disclaimer (NMAC), the conference has drawn more than 1,700 stakeholders from all fronts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  • Delivery of care
    Community caregivers: the backbone of HIV care and support programmes
    UNAIDS | 09 September 2013

    Community caregivers are the backbone of effective HIV care and support programmes according to a multi-country study funded by UNAIDS and Cordaid and conducted by the Caregivers Action Network (CAN) and Cordaid.

  • Bad science and bogus treatments
    Richard Smith: Time for science to be about truth rather than careers
    BMJ Blogs | 09 September 2013

    Most scientific studies are wrong, and they are wrong because scientists are interested in funding and careers rather than truth.

  • PrEP
    Why PrEP isn’t just a “Biomedical” intervention
    Incidence0 | 09 September 2013

    Don’t we all know that popping pills is not the solution to all our problems? The writer reflects on his and others' assumptions about the role of biomedical interventions in the control of the HIV epidemic.

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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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