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  • European Advocates Engage with Biomedical Prevention

    The European AIDS Treatment Group and AVAC organized an unprecedented three-day workshop: New Developments in HIV Prevention. See http://eatgavacprevention.tumblr.com for more. In addition to comprehensive updates on product pipelines across the prevention research landscape, the group discussed the anticipation of the first data from European oral PrEP trials and the implications for PrEP access in Europe.

    28 January 2015 | AVAC
  • The International AIDS Society announces Amsterdam as site of the International AIDS Conference in July 2018

    Today, The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

    12 December 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • Uganda: Emphasising evidence-based prevention technologies a better deal

    On World AIDS Day President Yoweri Museveni told Ugandan youth to fight AIDS by not having sex and blamed evidence-based prevention interventions, in particular, condoms and medical male circumcision on Uganda’s troubled AIDS response. He also said becoming HIV-positive brings shame to a family. These off-the-cuff comments cause more harm than good.

    10 December 2014 | New Vision
  • Why the global diplomatic response to HIV/Aids needs remobilising

    Sixteen years on from the first World AIDS Day in 1998, this year the global diplomatic response to HIV/AIDS is in danger of falling down the list of priorities confronting world leaders.

    02 December 2014 | New Statesman
  • The End of AIDS Is a Cynical Lie

    I am not going to be here for the cure. I am not going to see the end of AIDS. And neither will you.

    17 November 2014 | The Body
  • Michel Sidibé: Thailand leads way to ending Aids

    This month, through its innovative Ending Aids by 2030 strategy, Thailand became the first country in Asia to offer HIV treatment to every person living with HIV.

    28 October 2014 | Bangkok Post
  • WHO recommends steps to improve HIVAIDS control in Estonia

    Estonia is among 5 European Union/European Economic Area countries with the highest rates of HIV– 24.6 per 100 000 populations in 2013. While the number of new HIV cases has been decreasing in Estonia since 2001, more needs to be done to address shortcomings in HIV/AIDS surveillance, treatment and care in order to halt the epidemic.

    21 October 2014 | World Health Organization
  • Africa: Writing the Final Chapter on AIDS

    The 90-90-90 plan, unveiled by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) earlier this year, seeks to halt the spread of HIV by 2020 and to end the epidemic by 2030. Some African countries are on track to achieving the ambitious 90-90-90 targets.

    17 October 2014 | Inter Press Service
  • IDWeek 2014: Behavioral and Financial Incentives May Improve HIV Treatment Outcomes

    While making medications free can remove barriers to access for individuals who cannot pay for treatment, data suggest that for most people accessing care in industrialized countries, "making medications available for free or low cost will not solve problems with medication non-adherence," according to a presentation by Kevin Volpp from the University of Pennsylvania last week at IDWeek 2014 in Philadelphia.

    16 October 2014 | HIVandHepatitis.com
  • Inventing the end of AIDS is premature and dangerous

    In recent years, I have had many misgivings about the state of the AIDS response. I have watched with growing disquiet as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has published its global report on the state of AIDS each year, increasingly taking on the voice of a cheerleader, applauding country efforts, commending progress and being the bearer of good news.

    15 October 2014 | International HIV / AIDS Alliance
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