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EATG4WOMEN – EATG launches new website and project!

EATG4Women has a new website!!! www.eatg4women.com On this year's day of remembrance, World AIDS Day, EATG is choosing to launch a new website (www.eatg4women.com) dedicated to the EATG4Women portfolio in…

People living with HIV can live longer, but urgently need improved care to achieve better health outcomes and quality of life

Brussels, 29 November 2017: Experts unveiled a set of recommendations on Wednesday to address health problems facing people living with HIV. Treatments are helping people with HIV live long lives,…

Women and HIV – Christina Antoniadi in Pan-European Networks: Health

Working together with the Women's Group of EATG and after talking to a number of women living with or affected by HIV, Christina Antoniadi explains why it is important to…

MEP gets HIV test, calls for focus on key populations, including MSM and trans people

This morning, Co-President of the LGBTI Intergroup Daniele Viotti MEP got an HIV test in the framework of the European HIV/hepatitis testing week. The week has officially been endorsed by…

European Cure Review concentrates on HIV therapeutic vaccines

A cure for HIV would almost inevitably have to involve a vaccine to improve the body’s natural ability to control HIV, a seminar on European HIV cure research heard recently.…

Statements from the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week Working Group

The European Testing Week Working Group has released two statements supporting safer and voluntary testing for key and most affected populations for HIV and hepatitis. The first is a statement…

Webinar: EUPATI Online Toolbox

Webinar: EUPATI Online Toolbox – resources about medicines research for patient advocates Tuesday 21 November 17.00 – 18.00 CET Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1320863496295663618 After registering, you will receive a confirmation…

Open letter to the Romanian MoH to focus on TB

The Romanian Health Observatory, supported by the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation (RAA) under the Global Fund programme, has published “The Crisis of Anti-TB Medicines in Romania”, a comprehensive and evidence-based…

ACHIEVE Coalition sends open letter to Romanian MoH

The ACHIEVE Coalition sent this open letter to the Minister of Health of Romania today. The letter, co-signed by EATG as a member of ACHIEVE, calls the Romanian government to…

CoPE Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce a special CoPE call for hepatitis, addressing the need for access to hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services by co-infected key populations. Please find below…

World Hepatitis Summit – Declaration of the Hepatitis Community

The World Hepatitis Summit passed and published the Declaration of the Hepatitis Community "NO ELIMINATION WITHOUT DECRIMINALIZATION!" today. The Declaration calls for the decriminalization of people who use drugs, and…

Major European men who have sex with men internet survey, EMIS 2017, launched

A major online survey for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men has just been launched across Europe in 33 languages. The European Men-who-have-sex-with-men Internet Survey (EMIS…

Hepatitis webinars: The entire collection from the HAND project

In the framework of the HAND - Hepatitis Access Needs Project, EATG has produced a series of webinars about hepatitis treatment and prevention in English and Russian. To watch the…

Joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements

Last week EATG contributed to this joint statement at a Civil Society Dialogue meeting on EU trade policy and Sustainable Development with European Commissioner Malmström (Trade). The reason the subject matters…

Testing Week Statement on Most Affected Populations – Read and Share

Anticipating the upcoming European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week, an alliance of NGOs has issued the following statement in support of reaching out to and involving most affected populations in HIV and…

EATG signs on call to action for reconsidering primary HIV prevention

Reconsidering primary prevention: Call to action for the global HIV response The world needs a new phase in the evolution of the HIV response – one that reinvigorates prevention by…

ECHOES survey now LIVE: Community Health Workers are invited to provide input!

The ECHOES survey is now LIVE - Community Health Workers who provide sexual health and support services for MSM in the EU and neighbouring countries are invited to participate NOW…

EATG signs on joint statement from civil society organisations on the situation faced by the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan

Mass detention of Azeri LGBTI people– the LGBTI community urgently needs your support Alarming stories of physical violence, verbal abuse, forced medical examinations and detentions of LGBTI people have been…

Hepatitis prevention webinar – Register now!

EATG and the HAND - Hepatitis Access Needs Project would like to invite you to the upcoming webinar on Prevention of Hepatitis B and C that will take place on Monday, 16 October 2017,…

Register now! Webinar on hepatitis B treatment

EATG invites you to a community oriented webinar on Hepatitis B Treatment that will take place on Monday, 18 September 2017, 15:00 – 16:00 CET. The webinar will be held by…

Message on the occasion of Human Rights Day

10 December 2017 Michel Sidibé Executive Director of UNAIDS Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations The advances in the response to HIV have been unprecedented. In South Africa in 2000, just…

UNAIDS and IOM renew partnership agreement to promote access to HIV services for migrants and crisis-affected populations

GENEVA, 8 December 2017—UNAIDS and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) today signed a new cooperation agreement to promote access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for migrants,…

Call for submission of Good Practices on Implementation of the Action Plan for the Health Sector Response to HIV in the WHO European Region

An estimated 2.4 million people are living with HIV in the WHO European Region, and while the number of new HIV infections were falling globally, the rate of new diagnoses…

Undetectable = Untransmittable: The noise, the joys and the nuances

On Sept. 22, 2017, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the world's foremost health authority, released one of the most important paragraphs they've ever written: "Scientific advances have…

Latest issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal

Research on HIV cure: Mapping the ethics landscape

An essay published in PLOS Medicine, building on the emerging HIV cure research ethics, identifies key ethical and implementation issues at each stage of the translational research continuum that are…

Unique pattern of brain inflammation may explain neurocognitive impairment in HIV patients on antiretroviral drugs

Analysis of brains from monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus on antiretroviral therapy suggests unrecognized persistent inflammation may underlie HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in humans Philadelphia, December 8, 2017 - Although…

Medicines access group takes aim at Sovaldi patents

Two new patent challenges have been launched by the New York-based patient access and public health activist I-MAK - the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge. The actions are being…

Liver cancer incidence after HCV therapy linked to risk factors, not treatment

Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C did not correlate with an increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in a large cohort study of both treated and untreated patients with or without…

HCV antiviral properties found in South American plant compounds

Compounds derived from a South American plant showed antiviral properties in a study investigating the substances’ effects on the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The findings support that the natural flavonoid…

Survey on mandatory HIV disclosure in healthcare settings

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE is conducting a short survey (6 questions) on the existence/non-existence of mandatory HIV disclosure in healthcare settings in Europe. If you are based in Europe, you are…

Philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS reached highest level to date in 2016

Philanthropic funding for HIV/AIDS reached highest level to date in 2016 according to new Funders Concerned About AIDS’ report Despite a third straight year of increases, there is cause for…

Universal health care and reducing HIV incidence

What does the research tell us?  After a long period during which HIV incidence rates seemed distressingly immutable, the last few years have seen a rapid accumulation of evidence that…

ECDC: Annual epidemiological reports on HIV, hepatitis B and C for 2015

The reports are based on data for 2015 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) in November 2016. HIV and AIDS - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015 In 2015, 29…

HIV vax trial teaches lessons

Placebo control still has important place in clinical research Even a failed clinical trial can have valuable lessons. That's the message investigators are taking from a randomized, double blind trial…

Early infant diagnosis of HIV: changing lives for mothers and infants

Mahabad Asanova’s first daughter was found to be living with HIV after being rushed to hospital with a high fever. For her second pregnancy, Ms Asanova had to wait 18…

Could we safely reduce the frequency of treatments for HIV-positive people?

Most HIV-positive people in France under treatment take a daily dose of antiviral drugs for life. However, a major trial is currently underway that may confirm that patients could omit…

Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes

Managing patients with HIV isn’t as simple as treating the disease. These patients have complex psychosocial and physical health histories, but supportive care and commitment contracts can lead to improved…

Pulmonary artery systolic pressure higher in HIV-infected individuals

In HIV-infected veterans with high HIV viral loads or low CD4 T-cell counts, the prevalence of high pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) was increased compared with uninfected people, according to…

New study shows HIV-infected women not using statins as recommended

New Rochelle, NY, December 6, 2017—A new study has shown that HIV-infected women do not use statins as recommended by the most recent guidelines. Control of blood lipid levels to…