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Civil society welcomes European Parliament push for a more ambitious EU health budget in 2021-2027

The EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs are encouraged to note that the European Parliament has improved the Commission…

A reflection paper dangerously lacking reflection on reaching the agreed target of HIV, viral hepatitis and TB elimination by 2030

Today, the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis issues a statement in response to European Commission's reflection paper Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030. The paper…

The EATG endorses Life4me+ organisation and app

The European AIDS Treatment Group and Life4me.plus to fight AIDS, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis have agreed to a mutual endorsement as partners.   Life4me+ is a community-based non-profit organisation, which…

The European AIDS Treatment Group names new Executive Director

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is delighted to introduce our new Executive Director, Pieter Vanholder. Pieter has a background in human rights and law and over a decade of…

#EU4Health: An overarching EU SDG implementation strategy is the only viable scenario

The European AIDS Treatment Group has co-signed a reaction letter to the European Commission’s Reflection Paper: Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030, together with organisations that have endorsed the #EU4Health…

The EATG urges the Romanian government to adopt and implement the 2019-2021 HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan

BRUSSELS - Today the European AIDS Treatment Group addresses a letter to the Romanian government in view of the new HIV/AIDS National Strategic Plan. In support of the demands and…

ОТЧЕТ ПО ДОСТУПУ К УСЛУГАМ, ОКАЗЫВАЕМЫМ ПРИ ВИРУСНОМ ГЕПАТИТЕ С, В МЕСТАХ ЛИШЕНИЯ СВОБОДЫ В ЕВРОПЕ ТЕПЕРЬ ЕСТЬ И НА РУССКОМ ЯЗЫКЕ – The report on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe is now available in Russian

Отчет по доступу к услугам, оказываемым при вирусном гепатите С, в местах лишения свободы в Европе теперь есть и на русском языке. Несколько месяцев назад EATG опубликовала этот отчет и…

HepHIV2019: Meeting on implementing HIV, HBV and HCV testing guidance in the real world

In the frame of the HepHIV2019 conference taking place next week in Bucharest (28-30 January), the European AIDS Treatment Group and EuroTEST (formerly HIV in Europe) are co-hosting a multi-stakeholder breakfast…

Call for applications: Continuous Patient Education (CoPE) new call opens

We are pleased to announce that a call for applications for CoPE is now open. Please find below detailed information on how to apply for this grant. The submission deadline is 11…

The EATG publishes its position paper on sex work policy

Today, on the occasion of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the European AIDS Treatment Group publishes its stand on the sex work policy debate and approaches…

Vieillir avec le VIH: Brussels-based organisations met to discuss about ageing with HIV

This week the European AIDS Treatment Group participated in a meeting on “Ageing with HIV: What challenges? What ways forward?”, organised by two francophone organisations based in Brussels that work…

The European AIDS Treatment Group supports the petition towards the next Global Fund Replenishment Conference

Ahead of the next conference to replenish the Global Fund in October 2019 in France, AIDES -together with collaborating organisations (Action Santé Mondiale / Global Health Advocates, Coalition PLUS, Équilibres & Populations, Médecins du…

Reporting from the 2nd Hep-C Community Summit (Lisbon, 18 September 2018)

The Hep-C Community Summit, organised by Correlation European Harm Reduction Network, has brought together people from the affected communities, advocates, researchers, healthcare providers, harm reduction practitioners, and policymakers to discuss…

EHVA: European HIV advocates discuss about new clinical study aiming to evaluate experimental strategies for the control of HIV infection

On Thursday, 15th of November, the European AIDS Treatment Group hosted a meeting with members of HIV organisations from six European countries to discuss the launch of the study EHVA…

HIV Outcomes: Online Compendium of Good Practices for the long-term health of people living with HIV launched

BRUSSELS: Today, HIV Outcomes launched an Online Compendium of Good Practices for securing the long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV.   Although people with HIV can now anticipate…

EmERGE: Community Meeting for the Last Phase of the Project (Madrid – November 7 2018)

The EmERGE project (about developing a mHealth platform for self-management of HIV and reducing face-to-face consultations), funded by the European Commission, has started its last 18 months. The European AIDS…

14 Patient Organisations Call for Meaningful Involvement in European Cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Today, 14 European patient organisations & federations have launched a statement calling on European institutions to adopt appropriate measures to fully incorporate meaningful involvement of patients in EU cooperation on…

The EATG publishes its position paper on drugs policy

Today, on the occasion of the joint meeting of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, Hepatitis and TB and the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs, the European AIDS…

The EATG in the Civil Society Fora joint meetings (Brussels 6-8 November)

From 6-8 November, the EATG will be actively engaged in developing joint advocacy, sharing with and learning from civil society partners across Europe within the EU Civil Society Forum  on…

HIV Drug Therapy 2018 Congress – Quality of Life Across Different Age Groups of People Living with HIV: A Community Perspective

The European AIDS Treatment Group had the opportunity to co-organise and co-chair the ‘Quality of Life Across Different Age Groups of PLHIV: A Community Perspective’ session during this year's HIV Drug Therapy…

Experts set out targets to eliminate TB within a generation

-- TB can be treated, prevented and cured, yet it kills 1.6 million people a year, more people than any other infectious disease. -- The savings from averting a TB…

A new digital platform for timely analysis and use of TB data

The WHO Global TB Programme has developed and is supporting country implementation of a new digital platform to store, analyze and visualize national and subnational TB surveillance data. The platform…

WHO issues updated recommendations on TB infection prevention and control

The World Health Organization has just issued updated WHO guidelines on TB infection prevention and control. These guidelines outline a new evidence-based framework that promotes the implementation of an integrated…

Belarus to switch to WHO’s new treatment guidelines for MDR-TB

“The World Health Organization has recently updated its treatment guidelines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Now all MDR-TB patients (not only those with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, XDR-TB) should get new medicines…

One-month regimen noninferior for preventing HIV-related TB

For HIV-infected patients, a one-month regimen of rifapentine and isoniazid is noninferior to nine months of isoniazid alone for preventing tuberculosis, according to a study published in the March 14…

Japan makes significant contribution to Global Fund

Only half of HIV-exposed babies are tested for HIV

The earlier that a baby who has been born with HIV is diagnosed and starts treatment, the better the outcome. To diagnose children younger than 18 months of age with…

CROI 2019: How to Handle Potentially False-Positive HIV Test Results During Pregnancy

Pregnant women frequently undergo successive rapid-result HIV testing to determine status, but there currently aren’t any clear guidelines for how providers should handle discrepant—1 positive and 1 negative—results. Moreover, making…

Effect of Depression, Lifestyle on Cognitive Function in PLWHIV

Compared with patients without HIV, the poorer cognitive performance of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) were partly mediated by a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms and recreational drug use, according…

New angle of attack drives cellular HIV-reservoirs to self-destruction

While current therapies for HIV can successfully manage active infection, the virus can survive in tissue reservoirs, including macrophage cells, and remain a persistent problem. Now, Dr. David Russell, William…

UNAIDS reports mixed progress towards reaching the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75%

Five countries met the target three years ahead of the 2020 deadline and 18 more are on track; however, most countries are lagging behind and risk missing the target completely.…

Drug resistant strains could become the dominant form of TB in Europe: it’s time to end TB

If the current situation continues, the majority of tuberculosis (TB) patients in the next generation could be suffering from drug resistant forms of the disease. The latest WHO/European Centre for…

It’s Time: GNP+ and TBpeople join forces to end TB and TB/HIV

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and TBpeople recognises March 24th as World TB Day, the annual day to focus attention on tuberculosis (TB), by calling for…

Exposure to HIV, treatment before birth linked to obesity later in life

New Orleans, LA - Teens and young adults who were exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth but are HIV-negative themselves are at increased risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms,…

Science issues concern about HIV remission monkey study

The journal Science is warning readers that an article it published on a much-hyped potential HIV remission approach didn't include all the facts. In a so-called "editorial expression of concern"…

‘In complete shock’: Sydney man contracts HIV despite taking PrEP drug

A Sydney man has been diagnosed with HIV despite taking a "game-changing" pre-exposure prophylaxis medication known as PrEP. Steven Spencer, 27, tested positive for HIV in December, despite using PrEP…

CROI 2019: Partners of transgender women form a separate HIV risk group, Peruvian study finds

A study from Peru’s capital, Lima, has found that the sexual partners of transgender women there are largely heterosexual, cisgender men who rarely have sex with other men. The study…

The impact of older antiretrovirals on fat redistribution and cardiovascular risk factors may be irreversible

Fat redistribution in people with HIV who have ever taken thymidine analogues and/or didanosine (TA/ddI) can persist through time, while increasing cardiovascular risk factors, according to a Danish study published…

Hepatitis C cure has opened the door for an explosion of therapeutics in hepatitis B

When it comes to viral hepatitis, hepatitis C has become relatively boring since curative therapies have been so effective in treating the disease. Managing HCV has essentially been reduced to…

Naltrexone implant helps HIV patients with opioid dependence adhere to medications, prevent relapse