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Online survey: Civil society perspectives on the EU Action Plan on Drugs

The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) has prepared an online questionnaire to assess civil society perspectives on the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Drugs (2017-2020). Civil society members who…

IAS releases 2018 annual letter

International AIDS Society: AIDS Is (Still) Political In the organization’s annual letter, IAS addresses the role of politics in HIV/AIDS efforts and explores the following questions, “Who are we ending…

Messages, statements, opinion pieces and blog posts recognize World TB Day

World Health Organization: World TB Day message Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director, WHO Global TB Program “In the end, we must remember that the war…

Organisations are urging Commissioner Andriukaitis to foster EU Member States’ response to Tuberculosis

In view of upcoming World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24, the TB Europe Coalition, supported by 34 civil society and community organisations, urge Commissioner Andriukaitis to make a public…

Argentine NGO objects to antiretroviral patent request

--NGO requests rejection of Gilead Sciences patent request for AIDS drug --It alleges it would increase costs, says there is no basis for request --About half of those infected with…

Call for WHO & UNODC to revise guidelines on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

The European AIDS Treatment Group together with 188 organisations has co-signed an open letter initiative by the International Network of People who use Drugs addressed to the WHO and UNODC…

Why women with HIV are persistently invisible – and how we can challenge it

The night before International Women’s Day, I volunteered behind the bar at “A Catwalk for Power, Resistance and Hope”, a fabulous fashion show for women with HIV organised by ACT…

Second phase of TB HLM Community Consultation launched

The Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel and the Affected Communities and Civil Society Platform to the UN High-Level Meeting on TB (TB HLM) has launched the second phase…

New toolkit supports advocates in using media to fight for HIV justice

When it comes to the widely misunderstood, complex issue of HIV criminalisation, media can be a powerful tool–or a blunt-force weapon. And so today, as people around the world living…

San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020; Advocates oppose the decision

13 March 2018 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS…