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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…

STEPS V: HIV CURE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP IN GLASGOW

STEPS, a community initiative to design the pathway to a long-term remission of HIV infection, has reached its 5th edition in Glasgow. This year the theme of the meeting that was held…

HIV Outcomes meeting: Improving long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV (Brussels – 27 November 2018)

One year after the launch of policy recommendations in the European Parliament, the HIV Outcomes initiative returns with an event to launch a "virtual good practice clinic" on chronic HIV…

Join the EATG at the 2018 HIV Drug Therapy Congress in Glasgow

The European AIDS Treatment Group is present at the 2018 HIV Drug Therapy Congress in Glasgow, from the 28th to the 31st of October. As with the previous versions of…

Call for applications: Continuous Patient Education (CoPE) Special call about Living & Ageing with HIV (Quality of Life)

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…

HIV Travel: The Global Database on HIV-specific Travel and Residence restrictions is updated

The Global Database on HIV-specific Travel & Residence Restrictions, a useful online tool regarding the cross-border mobility of people living with HIV/AIDS, was recently updated. This is a joint collaboration…

M-Care 2018: Sharing the outcomes of the migrant advocates training programme

Today, Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF) and the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) are launching the M-Care 2018 training programme report. Together with the report we are also launching a set of video…

The EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, TB and viral hepatitis reacts to the relevant Commission Staff Working Document

GASTEIN - On 4 October -on the occasion of the European Health Forum discussion on Reaching the SDG targets on Health by 2030 - Actions needed to end AIDS & TB…

#JusticeForZak: sign the petition, join the campaign

On Friday 21 September, Zak Kostopoulos, died as a consequence of brutal beatings in Athens Greece. We call all relevant Greek authorities for a swift, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into…

We call on the authorities to ensure that justice for Zak Kostopoulos is done

On Friday 21 September, Zak Kostopoulos, died as a consequence of brutal beatings in Athens Greece. Zak was an HIV+, sex positive, queer, human rights’ activist and defender, also raising…

EATG General Assembly 2018 (Vilnius, 27-30 September)

The European AIDS Treatment Group is holding its annual General Assembly in Vilnius, Lithuania over the next four days. More than 75 members and the staff of EATG are gathering…

The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes final report was launched

Today, the The Value of Health: Improving Outcomes multi-stakeholder initiative launched its final report at the European Parliament. European AIDS Treatment Group's chair, Nikos Dedes, highlighted the critical importance of…

Panel investigating bullying, harassment at UNAIDS finds ‘boy’s club,’ calls for firing of head

An independent panel that reviewed the culture at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva, Switzerland, has issued a scathing report that calls for the ouster of Executive Director…

Canada becomes first country to endorse U=U

Canada signed on to the global campaign that will directly improve the lives of people living with HIV and reduce stigma. In recognition of World AIDS day, the Honorable Ginette Petitpas…

Drug buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

LONDON - A new generation of drug buyers' clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a "crisis" in preventing new HIV…

The UK reaches UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets

Increased testing and combination prevention efforts mean the UK joins a select list of other countries in achieving the 90-90-90 targets 2 years before the 2020 goal. Tony Kirby reports.…

CRISPR-Cas9: a world first?

On Nov 26, when the world heard the claims that the first genetically edited children had been born, the reaction was one of deep and profound shock. He Jiankui announced…

Doubt cast on link between tenofovir disoproxil and bone fractures

Study raises questions about the value of switching to more expensive tenofovir alafenamide Treatment with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) does not increase the risk of fractures, according to French research…

Infectivity of different HIV-1 strains may depend on which cell receptors they target

Distinct HIV-1 strains may differ in the nature of the CCR5 molecules to which they bind, affecting which cells they can infect and their ability to enter cells, according to…

Genetic relic of the ‘black death’ may offer clues in treating liver disease

Antios Therapeutics raises $25 million for potential HBV curative therapy

Antios Therapeutics completed a $25 million oversubscribed Series A financing to develop ATI-2173, an oral drug candidate for treating patients with hepatitis B and potentially coinfected with hepatitis D, according…

FDA announces pilot program with WHO to expedite review of HIV drug applications

“Since the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched 15 years ago to battle the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 17 million lives have been saved and currently…

Bulgarian harm reduction drown in bureaucracy: Interview with Yuliya Georgieva

The news came as a shock: all harm reduction programs were terminated this year in Bulgaria, an EU member state. Why? Yuliya Georgieva, a veteran Bulgarian harm reduction activist from…

Eliminating the latent reservoir of HIV

A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body.…

How dangerous is gonorrhoea resistance and can it be halted?

Signs of decline in gonorrhoea resistance follow dual-therapy adoption, similar to US findings The bacterium that causes the common sexually transmitted infection (STI) gonorrhoea develops resistance to antibiotics easily, and…

VBI Vaccines enters into license and collaboration agreement to develop a functional cure for hepatitis B

VBI Vaccines enters into license and collaboration agreement with Brii Biosciences for up to $129 million plus royalties to develop a functional cure for hepatitis B -- Upon closing, VBI…

Renally-impaired patients with chronic hepatitis B find success with low dose of TDF

A low dose of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) may help to preserve renal function and maintain viral suppression in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection, even those with advanced…

MELD score change during HBV therapy reduces mortality risk

On-treatment improvement of MELD scores correlated with reduced risk for all-cause mortality and hepatic events among patients with chronic hepatitis B and cirrhosis, according to a recently published study. According…

Providing supervised medical-grade heroin to heavy users can reduce harms; approach merits pilot study in US

Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin to people whose use continues after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in other countries, and should be piloted and studied in the…

The patient advocates will see you now: Cancer groups trial the AIDS model for interacting with industry

It’s easy to say you are patient centred – until you are asked to spell out what that means in terms of your processes and practice. Last summer 11 patient…

New BHIVA guidelines on HIV care in pregnancy and after birth

New British HIV Association (BHIVA) guidelines on the management of HIV in pregnancy have been issued this month, emphasising the continuing scientific uncertainty over HIV transmission through breastfeeding despite undetectable…

ECDC issues migrant screening and vaccination guidance

Increased rates of migration to and within the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in recent years has made the development of migration policy, including health policy, a priority…