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Trump called for an end to HIV in the US by 2030. That’s totally realistic.

We asked five HIV and public health experts to weigh in on what Trump’s plan to end HIV in the US should include if the administration is serious about tackling the ongoing epidemic.

Published
06 February 2019
From
Vox
What is ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America’?

The President’s initiative will work to reduce new infections by 75 percent in the next five years and by 90 percent in the next ten years, averting more than 250,000 HIV infections in that span. Our efforts will focus on four key strategies that together can end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.: Diagnose, Treat, Protect, and Respond.

Published
06 February 2019
From
HIV.gov
Trump announces goal of ending HIV/AIDS epidemic by end of next decade

The president who fired his HIV/AIDS advisory council a year ago and has no one working in the Office of National AIDS Policy pivoted on Tuesday night, pledging to focus fresh money and knowledge to eradicate the epidemic.

Published
06 February 2019
From
Washington Post
Trump Is a Hypocrite on HIV, Activists Say

There’s a report circulating that Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night will include a plan to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 — but to LGBTQ activists, Trump’s record on the disease will make any promises about addressing it ring hollow.

Published
05 February 2019
From
Advocate
Trump’s State of the Union pledge: Ending HIV transmissions by 2030

Under the president’s 10-year strategy, health officials would target the U.S. communities with the most HIV infections.

Published
04 February 2019
From
Politico
PEPFAR partners reveal HIV prevention service cuts from expanded “Mexico City Policy,” as organizations endorse act to end its restrictions

“Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, is hitting services for young women the hardest, survey finds

Published
04 February 2019
From
Science Speaks
AIDS expert Colfax to lead San Francisco Department of Public Health

AIDS expert Dr. Grant Colfax is returning to San Francisco to lead the city's Department of Public Health. The news maintains decades-long LGBT leadership of the health agency.

Published
31 January 2019
From
Bay Area Reporter
Sadiq Khan – It’s vital London plays its role in tackling stigma and wiping out this disease forever

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gives his support to our AIDSfree appeal and explains why this week’s Global Forum in London is vital in the battle against HIV

Published
30 January 2019
From
The Independent
UK government announces plan for zero HIV transmissions by 2030

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock will make the following statement: ‘So today we’re setting a new goal: eradicating HIV transmission in England by 2030. No new infections within the next decade. Becoming one of the first countries to reach the UN zero infections target by 2030.’ Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), said ‘action must urgently follow’ the announcement.

Published
30 January 2019
From
Gay Star News
Thailand: The long road to zero

A Bangkok symposium on HIV/Aids looks at the progress being made to turn the disease from “epidemic” to “endemic”.

Published
25 January 2019
From
The Nation

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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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