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WHO issues new HIV recommendations calling for earlier ARV initiation

New HIV treatment guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO) launched today at the 7th International AIDS Society conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in

Published
30 June 2013
By
Lesley Odendal
Brazil: ‘Happy Prostitutes’ AIDS Campaign Sparks Debate

Activists complain of a “regression” in Brazil’s anti-HIV/AIDS strategy, which was considered one of the boldest and most effective in the world. A controversial campaign for sex workers has been cancelled and the head of the HIV program fired, under pressure from conservative evangelical churches.

Published
13 June 2013
From
Inter Press Service
UN General Assembly reviews progress in achieving the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration on AIDS

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has presented his report on HIV to the 67th United Nations General Assembly which is taking place in New York from 10-11 June 2013. The report Accelerating the AIDS response: achieving the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration takes stock of progress made in implementing the targets set out in the 2011 United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.

Published
11 June 2013
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UNAIDS
Jacob Zuma: HIV/Aids remains a problem for Africa

"The leadership of the African Union considers Aids, tuberculosis (TB), malaria and other infectious diseases as emergencies requiring bold action, unprecedented levels of financial investments and sustained political leadership," Zuma told an Aids Watch Africa heads of state and government luncheon in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Published
28 May 2013
From
Mail & Guardian
Strong leadership, late diagnoses: new ECDC reports show Europe’s response to HIV

ECDC today publishes a first set of reports illustrating how countries have been responding to HIV up till 2012 based on their commitment outlined in the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia. The reports find that, on balance, political leadership in response to HIV is rather strong in the countries of the region.

Published
28 May 2013
From
ECDC
Zimbabwe Response to HIV Impresses UNAIDS

UNAIDS deputy executive director Ms Jan Beagle said she was impressed by Zimbabwe's progress in the response to HIV. Commenting on the feasibility of increasing the initiation of ARVs to people living with HIV from a CD4 count of 350 to 500 under the proposed new World Health Organisation guidelines Ms Beagle said it was a process that might take time.

Published
13 May 2013
From
AllAfrica
Call for an EU Strategy and Action Plan on HIVAIDS after 2013

On 10 May, 199 stakeholders, including national, international NGOs, researchers, doctors, professional associations, medical society, national parliamentarians and members of the European Parliament called on the European Commission and EU leaders to re-affirm leadership and Ccmitment on HIV/AIDS, both inside and outside of the European Union as the current policy documents.

Published
13 May 2013
From
EATG
Lack Of Data On Gay Men Impedes HIV Fight In Central Asia

In recent years, the countries of Central Asia have experienced some of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. One of the key populations at risk is men who have sex with men (MSM). However, an acute lack of data on the health of that population -- due in large part to intense stigmatization of homosexuality – may be obscuring the region's HIV epidemic.

Published
07 May 2013
From
RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty
The Global Fund Should Take Transparency to Another Level

Apart from experts in donor governments and a handful of technical partners, Aidspan and the likes, very few local organisations or people take advantage of Global Fund transparency to trigger open and well-informed discussions on aid effectiveness. How can this be when all the data and documents are “just a mouse click away”?

Published
18 April 2013
From
Global Fund Observer
Clinical Trials Regulation: Protect public health: Choose transparency!

EATG joined 10 European and International Organisations representing researchers, doctors, scientists, patients and other civil society actors in a call for the inclusion of strong transparency provisions in the Clinical Trials Regulation that is under discussion at the European Parliament and Council.

Published
12 April 2013
From
EATG

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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