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Bryan Teixeira – Ending the AIDS Epidemic – Empty Slogan or Not?

  Ending the HIV epidemic: Empty Slogan or not? I am increasingly convinced that a key role of civil society organisations is to hold governments to their commitments. Saul Alinsky,…

Matthias Wienold – Going shopping for PrEP

  Going shopping for PrEP in Germany and elsewhere - no market for Truvada®? Berlin, 15 September 2016 – I am a fairly rich guy from one of the richest…

Bryan Teixeira – Show me the money!

  Europe: Show me the Money! Both through adopting the UNAIDS Fast Track Strategy in 2015 and the UN Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS in 2016, governments across Europe…

Mario Cascio – Prisons, drug use and peer education

When I entered the prison gate for the first time after 30 years, I was wondering what would be my feelings and what would be the thoughts crossing my mind.…

Tamás Bereczky – Accessing HCV treatment in Hungary on the thin path between legal and illegal

  My journey through the disorienting maze of accessing HCV treatment in Hungary started little more than two years ago when I was diagnosed with HCV. Although first shocked and…

Tamás Bereczky – Guerilla testing

  I am doing free and anonymous HIV and syphilis testing with my colleagues of Alternatíva Alapítvány at a downtown cafe in Budapest this weekend. Hungary has one of the lowest testing…

Bryan Teixeira on the unfolding HIV/AIDS disaster in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Unfolding HIV disaster in Eastern Europe and Central Asia The report, Let’s Not Lose Track!, was published in June 2016 (SEE attached). It describes the dire HIV situation in Eastern…

Dr. Matthias Wienold on the participation of HIV patients in clinical research

Participation in clinical research (HIV) 1991 to 2016 Clinical research is a horrible business (quotes taken from various interviews and communication with people living with HIV). It is a constant…

Aisuluu Bolotbaeva also attended the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Well, the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS was such a disappointment for many of us who expected that it would nail down the ‪#‎HumanRights‬ part of all Global Guidelines…

Bryan Teixeira reports from the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

My takeaway from the HLM  So, what did I learn at the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS? Above all, I re-learned that human rights are fundamental or inalienable:…