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20 May 2016

Organisations representing gay and drug user voices banned from UN High-Level Meeting

More than 20 organisations representing the voices of people who use drugs and LGBT communities have been banned by their countries from attending next month’s UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS. 

15 April 2016

Peru the latest country to approve PrEP

Peru is the latest country to approve the use of the antiretroviral drug, Truvada, as pre-exposure prohpylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among people at a high risk of infection. 

23 March 2016

Advocates left shocked by NHS England decision against providing PrEP

National Health Service (NHS) England has decided against providing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-negative people at a high risk of HIV, sparking outrage among a number of HIV charities and service providers in the UK.

21 January 2016

Russian HIV epidemic reaches one million

Number of people living with HIV in Russia reaches 1 million. People aged 25-35 are particularly effected, with injecting drug use and heterosexual sex the most common routes of transmission.