NAM news and opinions

This World AIDS Day there is cause to celebrate

Matthew Hodson
Published: 17 November 2017

In 2017, NAM aidsmap reported on some stunning victories in our efforts to combat HIV.;

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The UK is moving towards elimination of HIV transmission

Published: 15 November 2017

NAM aidsmap, NAT, BHIVA and BASHH welcome new data from Public Health England that gives hope that HIV can be conquered;

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Major European Men who have Sex with Men Internet Survey, EMIS 2017 launched

Published: 31 October 2017

Edit: The key findings from EMIS 2017 are now available online as a series of interactive maps. Visit You can also read the EMIS 2017 community report online at (available in 31 languages). For more information on the survey, visit;

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Nutrition booklet highly commended at 2017 BMA Patient Information Awards

Amelia Jones
Published: 22 September 2017

NAM aidsmap’s booklet Nutrition has been highly commended at this year’s British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards. You can read the booklet online at;

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What are the barriers to HIV testing and treatment access – and how do we overcome them?

Greta Hughson
Published: 18 September 2017

At the recent International AIDS Society conference in Paris, the Europe-wide project OptTEST launched an advocacy toolkit, focused on addressing and overcoming legal and regulatory barriers to HIV testing and access to HIV care. OptTEST is a three-year EU-funded programme, with the aim of reducing late HIV diagnosis and increasing access to treatment and care once people are diagnosed. It was funded for countries in the European Union, but has had some co-funding, notably from GNP+, which has meant that parts of the project could be opened up to cover the whole of the World Health Organization European region.;

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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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