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Medicines shortages: take part in a survey of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, Hepatitis and TB

A month ago more than 30 Civil Society organisations reached out to the European Commission asking for a strong EU engagement to tackle the issue of medicines shortages. Now, the EU…

EATG 2018 annual report is out now

Today we are launching the European AIDS Treatment Group Annual Report for 2018. This was a year of closing and opening circles, along with the conclusion of our long-term strategy…

European Civil Society organisations request for an investigation regarding medicines shortages

The European AIDS Treatment Group and 30 other Civil Society organisations have reached out to the European Commission today to ask for a strong EU engagement to tackle the issue…

EmERGE: take part in a 5-minute survey regarding visits in your HIV clinic

How many times a year & why do people living with HIV visit an HIV clinic? Can they access telemedicine services? Help us to find out by taking part in…

EATG Newsletter (January-April 2019) is out

The new old news is on everybody's lips by now. So it is in the editorial of our latest newsletter: The risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in gay…

EUPATI meets STEP-UP: a case study applying the EUPATI toolbox in advocates’ trainings

Summary EUPATI has developed a toolbox containing a variety of materials on medicine research and development and on the involvement of patients’ community in this process (https://www.eupati.eu/). The European AIDS…

United Nations & world leaders condemned for failure on drug policy, health and human rights

329 NGOs call for global leadership to halt global public health emergency and to end egregious human rights violations against people who use drugs.   Wednesday 1st May, Porto –…

Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

Thanks to substantial and rapid improvements in HIV treatment, it is now possible for people whose HIV is diagnosed and treated appropriately to live into old age. This is the…

EUROPEAN HEALTH CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS UPON MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S STRONG STAND ON HEALTH WITHIN THE EU BUDGET 2021-2027

On 1 April 2019, health civil society has published a statement calling on the Council and its Working Party on Structural Measures, responsible for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) file, to uphold…

STEP-UP 2013-2017 impact assessment report is out

Today, the European AIDS Treatment Group is publishing a report that aims to assess the impact the STEP-UP Training Academy programme had to its participants as well as to their…

Ageing with HIV Taskforce Meeting: Operationalising Ageing with HIV project R&D Outcomes and Identified Research Gaps

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), held a meeting titled ‘Taskforce meeting: Operationalising Ageing with HIV project R&D Outcomes and identified research gaps' in Frankfurt, Germany, on 21 of March…

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…

Latest update on drug-related infectious diseases in Europe

The EMCDDA has published today (June 28) its latest update on Drug-related infectious diseases in Europe for the period to February 2019. The publication provides an overview of the most recent infectious…

Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin, June 2019 issue

The Sexual Health & HIV Policy EUROBulletin, June 2019 issue is now available online. The bulletin aims to provide information about policies, programmes, standards, guidance, evidence and research, and emerging…

IAS–USA: 2019 update of the drug resistance mutations in HIV-1

The IAS–USA has newly published the 2019 Update of the Drug Resistance Mutations in HIV-1. Several key mutations have been added or updated since the most recent previous issue of…

Cattle antibodies lead to breakthroughs in HIV research

1 year after approval: How does D/C/F/TAF measure up?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of HIV in July 2018. Now, nearly a year since its launch, health care practitioners…

There’s need to intensify diabetes screening amongst older patients living with HIV

This article by Dr. Olufunso O. Sogbanmu et al. is published in The Open Public Health Journal, Volume 12, 2019 HIV patients can suffer from a range of ailments. However,…

Do postpartum mothers with HIV access mental healthcare more often?

Women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were more likely to use outpatient and acute mental health services within 1 year postpartum than women who are HIV-negative, according to study results published in AIDS…

Exclusive: North Korea claimed to be free of HIV. But infections appear to be surging

In December 2018, at an event in Pyongyang marking World AIDS Day, government officials and World Health Organization (WHO) staff celebrated an improbable feat: a corner of our planet was…

Positive movement: safety, trust and services for people who inject drugs in Belarus

Most people in the capital city of Belarus become infected with HIV from injecting drugs. As a result, a nongovernmental organization in Minsk and the government have responded with HIV…

Many in the United States have not been tested for HIV

Fewer than 40% of people in the United States have ever been tested for HIV, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published June 27…

Older, out-of-school and anonymous partners pose more HIV infection risk for adolescent girls in South Africa

South African research has found that adolescent girls and young women (aged 13-23) were more than twice as likely to be infected with HIV by older men who were out-of-school…

UNAIDS and UNDP call on 48 countries and territories to remove all HIV-related travel restrictions

New data show that in 2019 around 48* countries and territories still have restrictions that include mandatory HIV testing and disclosure as part of requirements for entry, residence, work and/or…

UNAIDS and the Global Fund sign new strategic framework to strengthen joint support to countries in ending AIDS

GENEVA, 27 June 2019 — UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) have signed a strategic framework for cooperation and collaboration to strengthen and…

Civil society engagement in universal health coverage

Achieving universal health coverage in a country is an ambitious, but transformative, goal. Communities are essential to the AIDS response and will be essential to the successful roll out of…

WHO: “Self care” for sexual and reproductive health

At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services. Around 1 in 5 of the world’s population will be living in humanitarian crises. At the…

Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report

Opioids, which include both heroin and legal pain relievers, were responsible for around two-thirds of drug-related deaths in 2017, the latest World Drug Report from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime…

World Leaders’ Views On Delivering UHC Featured In New Publication

A new publication on delivering universal health coverage (UHC) features diverse views by heads of state, ministers of health, United Nations leaders, UN agency directors, public and private sector global…

Alternative Hepatitis Testing Tools Facilitate WHO’s Goal of Hepatitis Elimination

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set a goal to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections as a major public health threat by 2030, which it defined as 80% of patients…

Uganda becomes first country in Africa to meet WHO goal of tackling Hepatitis B

Uganda is the first and only country in Africa to reach and surpass the World Health Organisation 2020 target of ensuring access, treatment and awareness creation of Hepatitis B, according…

Cases of hair loss among African-American women reported after switch to new tenofovir formula

Hair loss (alopecia) occurred in six African-American women living with HIV after switching to the new formula of tenofovir, clinicians report in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. The clinical trials that…