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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.

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EATG
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
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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.

Published
13 February 2015
From
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.

Published
13 February 2015
From
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.

Published
28 January 2015
From
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.

Published
12 December 2014
From
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.

Published
10 December 2014
From
New Vision
European HIV response "falling behind" as Eastern European epidemic grows

HIV diagnoses have increased by 80% in the European region since 2004, and three quarters of new HIV diagnoses in the European region are occurring in Eastern

Published
05 December 2014
By
Keith Alcorn
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.

Published
02 December 2014
From
New Statesman
HIV epidemic will spring back without near-universal diagnosis and treatment, says UNAIDS

“Without scale-up, the AIDS epidemic will continue to outrun the response, increasing the long-term need for HIV treatment and increasing future costs.” These are among the opening

Published
01 December 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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