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  • On the Shoulders of Giants: Cecilia Chung

    Cecilia Chung's extraordinary HIV and trans advocacy work started in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood -- the same place where a supportive community first helped her come to terms with her own gender identity, as well as her HIV status.

    03 June 2019 | The Body
  • Generic PrEP to Arrive in September 2020, but Will Big Savings Follow?

    Only one company will sell a version of the HIV prevention pill Truvada. When others go to market, prices will likely drop further.

    10 May 2019 | Poz
  • Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. for H.I.V. Prevention

    Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services said the donation came about “as a result of discussions between the Trump administration and Gilead.” Critics said it would not be enough to end the AIDS epidemic and questioned the company’s motives.

    10 May 2019 | The New York Times
  • Nothing About Us Without Us

    This TAGline is all about the importance of community engagement in research to end the epidemics of HIV, HCV, and TB.

    03 May 2019 | TAG
  • How Activists Uncovered CDC's Ownership of Truvada PrEP Patents

    "Nothing for us without us!" When PrEP4All co-founders James Krellenstein and Nick Faust shouted these words at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, M.D., at AIDSWatch in Washington, D.C., on April 1, it was like they planned it all along.

    25 April 2019 | The Body
  • Drag troupe 'The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence' mark 40 years of 'dragtivism'

    Four decades since they began in San Francisco, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their campy activism have inspired others, according to member Sister Roma.

    23 April 2019 | NBC News
  • Gregg Gonsalves Blends Activism and Science

    The former Act Up campaigner is now an epidemiologist — and MacArthur grantee — searching for new ways to halt epidemics.

    09 April 2019 | The New York Times
  • 8 Advocates Share Their Top HIV Policy Issues at AIDSWatch 2019

    On April 1, over 500 people living with HIV and their allies from 40 states across the U.S. headed to Capitol Hill for AIDSWatch. There, they passionately advocated about issues affecting their communities, both locally and on a national level. As Bill McColl, vice president for policy and advocacy for AIDS United, said, "This is the first AIDSWatch since the government announced that they are going to end the AIDS epidemic. The community is ready to do it, and we have to take Congress to task about ending the epidemic." Here, we feature a handful of those advocates (a random sample, though not selected scientifically) and the concerns most significant to them.

    05 April 2019 | The Body
  • A Farewell to Project Inform from HIV Research Advocate David Evans

    The HIV community was dealt a sad blow this week when it was announced that the iconic non-profit HIV treatment advocacy organization, Project Inform, will end its programs. Project Inform’s Director of Research Advocacy, David Evans, has been working with the organization in various capacities for the last 27 years. In this message shared with My Fabulous Disease, David reflects on Project Inform’s legacy and on the influence of its legendary founder, Martin Delaney. We must all honor this legacy by ensuring that HIV treatment advocacy remain at the forefront of our movement.

    18 March 2019 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Obituary: Mags Portman died on February 6th

    The sexual-health pioneer and campaigner for access to PrEP was 44

    15 March 2019 | The Economist (requires free registration)
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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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