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  • The forgotten generation?

    Modern advancements such as U=U have redefined what it means to live with HIV. But, as Ross Duffin reports, for the long-term survivors the lived reality is not so rosy.

    21 May 2019 | Positive Living
  • Why the infected blood enquiry matters

    Our infection through medical treatment for haemophilia caused the media to obsess about our ‘innocence’ in getting HIV and, even if they did not say it out loud, everyone could guess who the ‘guilty’ were.

    10 May 2019 | National AIDS Trust
  • Damaged in Scandal, Head of U.N. AIDS Agency Resigns Suddenly

    The head of the United Nations agency created to eradicate the AIDS crisis resigned “with immediate effect” on Wednesday, five months after his leadership was impugned in a damning report about workplace sexual harassment and bullying.

    09 May 2019 | New York Times
  • My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

    Having always lived with HIV has taught me the absolute importance of learning to love and embrace my body.

    08 May 2019 | Bricks
  • Why PrEP Matters For Trans People Like Me

    Taking that first pill was so much more than just swallowing medication – it was a ceremonial moment for my wellbeing.

    03 May 2019 | HuffPost
  • ‘There was no future’: victims share impact of infected blood scandal

    Patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C give emotional evidence on first day of inquiry

    01 May 2019 | The Guardian
  • The Listening Project: I’ll Speak About it All Day Long (sound file)

    Two 17-year-old girls infected with HIV as babies discuss their common experience in the BBC's Listening Project, a sound archive of our modern times.

    25 April 2019 | BBC
  • Challenging My Own Bigotry

    An HIV-negative gay man confronts his history with men living with the virus.

    25 April 2019 | Poz
  • Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

    So frequent were the stories that emerged of poor understanding and stigmatising attitudes to people with HIV from professionals working in medical services outside their HIV clinic, and so strong the fears of how people might be treated in these settings, that many participants with HIV reported a strong reluctance to access services which they needed for their ongoing good health, from surgery to dentistry and maternity services. These stories come from all parts of Europe.

    25 April 2019 | EATG
  • Game Changers in HIV: Judith Currier

    Meet Judith Currier, M.D., a physician-researcher who paved the way for better treatment options for women living with HIV.

    17 April 2019 | The Body Pro
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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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