Fast Tracking Combination Prevention at UNAIDS: What is Missing from the Discussion?
Position Paper In late October of 2015, UNAIDS released a new reference document entitled Fast Tracking Combination Prevention: Towards Reducing New HIV Infections to Fewer than 500,000 by 2020 (http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2015/20151019_JC2766_Fast_tracking_combination_prevention). […]Read more
The Urgent Need for Increased Funding for the Global Response to HIV
Position paper The July 2015 report by The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and UNAIDS on Financing the Response to HIV in Low-and Middle-Income Countries, comes out at a critical time […]Read more
The UNAIDS — Lancet Commission on Defeating AIDS— Advancing Global Health
Position paper A Step in the Right Direction On June 25th 2015, the Lancet published online The UNAIDS – Lancet Commission on Defeating AIDS – Advancing Global Health, a detailed […]Read more
Review of National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the US: Updated to 2020
Position paper On July 30th, 2015, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020. It is a follow-up document to the same strategy released […]Read more
Amnesty International: should sex work be decriminalized?
Sonia Correa and Susan T. Fried At Amnesty International’s 32nd International Council Meeting which takes place in Dublin from 7-11 August, members will consider a resolution calling for an explicit organizational commitment […]Read more
GAPW’s position on the Vancouver Consensus, announced during the IAS Conference in CanadaRead more
UNAIDS Publishes “Implications of the START Study Data: Questions and Answers”
Position paper UNAIDS recently released a 5 page Question and Answer document (http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/2015_Implications_of_the_START_study_data_en.pdf) regarding the recent START Trial results which show that immediate antiretroviral treatment upon discovery of seroconversion (as […]Read more
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision as Prevention and the Need for Broader Perspectives
Position paper Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) as a biomedical approach to HIV prevention has recently become the focus of controversy within the HIV and AIDS advocacy and policy community. […]Read more
START Trial demonstrates importance of early treatment – Who Will Pay?
Position paper On May 27th, 2015, the U.S. National Institute of Health released an article stating that the START Trial, short for Strategic Timing of Starting Antiretroviral Treatment, was stopped […]Read more
Test and treat from a human rights perspective
Since the late 2000s, biomedical approaches to HIV prevention and treatment have become increasingly central to global HIV and AIDS policy guidelines and initiatives. The reasons for this are complex. […]Read more