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  • HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

    The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

    15 April 2015 | NAT press release
  • The Angry Fallout from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandal

    Michael Weinstein, the polarizing and famously litigious head of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just got a taste of his own medicine when a stunning Whistleblower lawsuit against AHF filed last year was unsealed and made public. The suit, brought by three former staffers who claim they were fired when they raised questions of financial impropriety, charges the agency with ten counts of defrauding the government, conspiracy, and a “multi-State kickback scheme”.

    10 April 2015 | My Fabulous Disease
  • UNAIDS holds virtual consultation for its 2016–2021 Strategy

    UNAIDS is holding its first round of virtual consultations to develop its 2016–2021 Strategy. From 23 March to 2 April, the consultation process will be open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences on how to accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action to Fast-Track the AIDS response.

    26 March 2015 | UNAIDS
  • HIV and LGTB NGOs and other concerned actors across Europe call for futher action on pre-exposure prophylaxis

    The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), Europe’s network of HIV activists, and  AIDES, a leading French NGO in the fight against AIDS and viral hepatitis, backed by 81 European HIV LGBT civil society organisations and concerned actors, issued an urgent HIV Prevention Manifesto today. We demand that pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) is made available as soon as possible within the European Union, and that Gilead, the company that makes the PrEP medicine Truvada®, submits an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a change of indication so that its use to prevent HIV can be approved.

    25 February 2015 | EATG
  • Activists Claim India's Free HIV/AIDS Program Is In 'Shambles'

    India has run out of critical supplies under its state-run HIV/AIDS program, activists say, leaving tens of thousands of infected patients without access to life-saving drugs. There are also shortages of condoms and needles.

    13 February 2015 | Wall Street Journal
  • The final push for HIV in new global development agenda

    Marielle Hart, policy manager for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! is campaigning hard to ensure HIV is not buried under the mountain of competing priorities when a new global development agenda is finalised by the UN this September.

    13 February 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • 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
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