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MSM and transgender people are absent from the Global Fund country dialogue in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes.

Published
01 April 2015
From
EATG
Meet Britain’s First HIV-Positive Parliamentary Candidate

In a poignant interview, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Lib Dem candidate for Vauxhall, reveals the extraordinary, harrowing story of how he contracted the virus, and explains why he felt so compelled to speak out.

Published
31 March 2015
From
Buzzfeed
Larry Kramer: 'Genocide Is Being Inflicted on Gay People'

The HIV activist gave an impassioned speech calling for a cure for the virus at a Gay Men's Health Crisis gala.

Published
26 March 2015
From
The Advocate
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.

Published
25 February 2015
From
EATG
Fighting tuberculosis in the European region requires urgent support. Take action today!

Today, the TB Europe Coalition, with the support of Stop TB Partnership, launches the Fight TB 2015 campaign to ensure that European leaders step up their response to TB to save millions of lives.

Published
18 February 2015
From
TB Europe Coalition
ACT UP Protest Urges Gay Rights Group HRC to Focus on HIV

ACT UP New York protested a major fundraiser for gay advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign, claiming that "HRC has been absent on HIV."

Published
04 February 2015
From
Poz magazine news
18 Years Living with HIV

Today my HIV comes of age. 18 years ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. If my HIV was a person it could now vote.

Published
03 February 2015
From
Speaking Up! (blog)
Activist Strategies for Increasing Access to HCV Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Activist Strategies for Increasing Access to HCV Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries presents a number of key strategies through real-world case studies and shows how strategies used to combat the AIDS epidemic can be—and have been—adapted to increase HCV treatment access.

Published
03 February 2015
From
TAG
Hepatitis C drug access: Europe is the new Africa

The remarkably high cure rates being reported with the newest hepatitis C drugs are only likely to be used by a tiny percentage of people who need them.

Published
30 January 2015
From
HIV i-Base
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.

Published
28 January 2015
From
AVAC
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