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BBC documentary celebrates a very English fight for HIV prevention

Gus Cairns
Published: 26 June 2018

The documentary that goes out at 9pm on BBC2 tomorrow, The People vs The NHS, shows how a disparate group of people from very different walks of life banded together to force the English National Health Service to provide PrEP. That’s pre-exposure prophylaxis, the pill that has contributed to significant falls in HIV diagnoses in gay men.;

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We need to change the narrative about HIV

Matthew Hodson
Published: 11 June 2018

It’s often remarked that HIV doesn’t get the same level of news coverage as it used to in the 1980s and 1990s. If true, it’s likely that this is down to the fact that good news isn’t as ‘newsworthy’ as bad news. Ever since the arrival of effective combination therapy in 1996, the news has been mainly positive – and the public discussion of HIV has been muted as a result.;

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New editions: Anti-HIV drugs booklet & chart

Amelia Jones
Published: 05 June 2018

New editions of our Anti-HIV drugs booklet and Antiretroviral drugs chart are now available online and in print through our patient information scheme.;

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London signs up to the HIV Fast-Track Cities initiative

Matthew Hodson
Published: 11 January 2018

On 10 January, I joined HIV clinicians, representatives from London Councils and other charitable HIV organisations to witness London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, signing his city up to the Fast-Track Cities initiative. The pledge commits London to a major push to reduce the rate of new HIV infections and eliminate stigma in London – aiming to bring an end to new HIV infections, AIDS deaths and HIV stigma in the capital by 2030.;

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Reframing the message of sexual and reproductive health and rights for our current political environment

Greta Hughson
Published: 05 December 2017
Participants at the 2017 EuroNGOs conference. Image credit:

On 27-28 September 2017, EuroNGOs brought together over 200 people from 33 countries to discuss the rise of populism and its impact on issues relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Over two days, conference participants discussed, debated and navigated their way to a new consensus on how to respond to this challenging context and promote SRHR in the face of populist opposition.;

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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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