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  • Activism
    ‘TAC protected the man who sexually harassed me’
    Health-e | 21 July 2019

    One of South Africa's most influential civil society organisations and its leaders may have flouted justice to protect a close ally, according to the woman who dared to speak up about her sexual harassment.

  • PrEP policies and guidelines
    Indonesia commits to piloting PrEP
    UNAIDS | 21 July 2019

    Indonesia has decided to pilot pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in four cities with high levels of HIV prevalence.

  • Cancer
    C. trachomatis may raise risk for precancerous anal lesions in patients with HIV
    Healio | 21 July 2019

    Study findings showed that patients with HIV who are coinfected with HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis face a substantially increased risk for high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia, suggesting that C. trachomatis may enhance the oncogenic potential of HPV, researchers said.

  • Cancer
    People With HIV Have Good Lung Cancer Surgery Outcomes
    POZ | 21 July 2019

    HIV-positive people who underwent surgery to remove early lung cancer fared as well as HIV-negative people.

  • Combatting stigma
    What to call someone who uses heroin?
    EurekAlert | 21 July 2019

    First-ever study to ask people who use heroin what they want to be called finds 'people first' language often best, and language suggesting misuse or dependence generally worst

  • Achieving the 90-90-90 target
    UN Aids target to end epidemic by 2030 at risk as funding falls for first time
    The Guardian | 21 July 2019

    The pace of reducing new HIV infections is slowing and progress in accessing treatment is decreasing, putting UN targets to end the Aids epidemic by 2030 in doubt.

  • People who inject drugs
    PrEP Education Campaigns Leave People Who Inject Drugs Behind
    Filter | 21 July 2019

    On July 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that found an “encouraging” increase in recent years in urban-living queer men’s awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But in some of the cities covered by the CDC’s report, many people who inject drugs are wholly unaware of the “miracle drug,” as HIV activists have dubbed it.

  • PrEP programmes and uptake
    No new cases of HIV among people in Wales taking PrEP
    The Pharmaceutical Journal | 21 July 2019

    Vaughan Gething, the Welsh minister for health and social services, said he was “delighted” that access to PrEP was now “fully embedded” into sexual health services.

  • PrEP
    Market for HIV Prevention Drugs May More Than Double, Citi Says
    Bloomberg | 21 July 2019

    An experimental drug from Merck & Co may lead the way in the U.S. market, Citi said. Baum estimates MK-8591 may reach sales of $7 billion in HIV. Of that total, $3.5 billion may come from pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as the preventative treatments are called.

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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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