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Joint workshop by ILGA-Europe and EATG on HIV

On 9-10 February 2017 ILGA-Europe and EATG jointly implemented a capacity building seminar on the role of LGBTI organisations to address HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). The training was…

News from CROI2017? Here is your coverage

If you want to follow the news from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections CROI currently held in Seattle, USA, we recommend the following online reporting sources. EATG, as…

Video reports from the HepHIV conference and the ECDC symposium in Malta

The HIV and HCV testing and surveillance symposium organised by the Maltese Presidency of the EU and ECDC, and the HepHIV2017 Conference organised by HIV in Europe were held in…

CoPE supports manual for sex worker outreach services in Croatia

The CoPE (Continuous Patient Education) project provides funding for the translation patient education materials, brochures and other resources related to HIV/AIDS and co-infections into different European languages. Last year, the…

HIVACAR takes off to find cure for HIV

Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS coordinates a European project to obtain a functional cure for HIV with immunotherapy The IDIBAPS and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona lead a European project aimed at changing…

EUPATI All Aboard to a Better Health Future – presentations online

On December 14 2016, the closing EUPATI workshop named "All Aboard to a Better Health Future" took place in Brussels. The meeting presented the achievements, learnings, goals, work done, accomplishments,…

Analysing health outcomes variation for learning, improvement and better value care

Health systems across Europe are confronting significant challenges. Ageing populations, a rising burden of chronic disease, and a more challenging fiscal context following the economic crisis, are focusing attention on…

Access to highly effective hepatitis C treatment in Portugal – A Community Perspective

EATG is pleased to share this new resource: Access to highly effective hepatitis C treatment in Portugal - A Community Perspective. This case study demonstrates how a country with limited…

STEPS – HIV Cure Community Workshop in Glasgow – Final Report now out

On the 22nd of October, in Glasgow, the European AIDS Treatment Groups held the third edition of Steps – a community initiative to design the pathway to a long-term remission…

EUPATI interviews with Luís Mendão

Luís Mendão is a member of the Board of Directors of the EATG. Click here to watch the interview with Luís Mendão on early HIV activism. Click here to watch…

A CALL TO ACTION BY THE BEYOND VIRAL SUPPRESSION INITIATIVE

A CALL TO ACTION BY THE BEYOND VIRAL SUPPRESSION INITIATIVE Improving Outcomes for People Living with HIV This is a call to action for European governments, international organisations, patient organisations,…

Better information and increased testing – Interview with Tamás Bereczky

EATG chairperson Jackie Morton on World AIDS Day

EATG chairperson Jackie Morton talks in this interview about how and why we have to fight AIDS together. "We collaborate because we know we’re at our best when we strike…

STEP-UP follow-up projects promise bigger outreach

Fellows of the EATG's successful STEP-UP Training not only learn about the theory of HIV treatment literacy and advocacy, but are also expected to propose and implement follow-up projects after…

Interview with Dorthe Raben of HIV in Europe and OptTEST about Testing Week

Dorthe Raben has been working in the HIV/AIDS field for many years. Her work with HIV in Europe and OptTEST encompasses the scientific and policy aspects of testing, linkage to…

Community Cure Workshop Slides Now Online – Glasgow 2016

Organising the Community HIV Cure Workshop as a satellite event before the Glasgow HIV Drug Therapy Congress is a tradition already. This year's event, chaired by ECAB Chair Giulio Maria…

Barring the Way to Health Database Online

Want to know what legal and regulatory barriers your country, or others in Europe, are putting in the way of better HIV testing and treatment? Barring The Way To Health is a…

STEP-UP 2017 – The EATG Training Academy for HIV Activists Application Opens

STEP-UP, EATG's very successful training initiative for a new generation of HIV/AIDS activists from across WHO Europe is now accepting applications for the 2017 course. Applications should be submitted before…

Community demand for temporary halt to Gilead DISCOVER study

The Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS calls the EU to intervene on Global Fund withdrawal

The EU Civil Society Forum on HIV sent the following statement to the European Commission ahead of the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria next…

How to keep HIV cure-related trials ethical: the benefit/risk ratio challenge

Re: Special Issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics on the ethics and challenges of an HIV cure For most patients with HIV who have access to antiretroviral treatment and…

WHO guidelines on hepatitis B and C testing

Overview Testing and diagnosis of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) infection is the gateway for access to both prevention and treatment services, and is a crucial component of an…

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half

Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)…

Understanding how HIV evades the immune system

Monash University and Cardiff University (UK) researchers have come a step further in understanding how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) evades the immune system. Declared a pandemic in 1987 by…

Latest research shows Australia on track to cure hep C

Sydney, Australia – 21 February 2017: More Australians were treated for their hepatitis C infection in the first year new generation hepatitis C regimens were made available on the Pharmaceutical…

HCV screening shouldn’t just focus on at-risk populations

At the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2017) in Seattle, Washington, researchers from MedStar Health Research Institute in Maryland presented new data on hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive non-baby…

HCV infection linked to nonhepatic cancers in the elderly

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be linked to cancers other than hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), such as bile duct cancers and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), according to a study…

Accelerated linkage to HIV care improves retention in care by a third

Close to 60% of adults benefiting from point-of-care CD4 cell count testing at HIV testing sites, accelerated antiretroviral (ART) initiation and SMS appointment reminders were retained in care after one…

Better depression care could improve outcomes for HIV treatment programmes

Improved management of depression and other mental health disorders has the potential to improve the outcomes of HIV treatment programmes, Pamela Collins of the National Institute of Mental Health told…

Peer navigators improve linkage to HIV care and retention in care in South African study

Adults recently diagnosed with HIV getting help from peers to address personal barriers to care together with SMS check-in messages, appointment and healthy living reminders had nearly twice the odds…

Government interaction with civil society

Policy paper on government interaction with civil society on drug policy issues: Principles, ways and means, opportunities and challenges Adopted at the 79th meeting of the Permanent Correspondents of the…

CROI 2017, NATAP reports

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), 13-16 February 2017, Seattle, USA Cardiovascular risk more likely with longer viral control in WIHS women Excess epicardial fat tied to noncalcified plaque…

BPaMZ and BPaL: Two new drug therapies might cure every form of TB

Tuberculosis, the world’s leading infectious killer, may have finally met its match. Two new drug therapies may be able to cure all forms of tuberculosis – even the ones most…

Gaps identified in HIV care continuum research

Research on the continuum of HIV care must be improved and benchmarked against an integrated, comprehensive framework in order to make strides against the HIV epidemic, according to researchers at…

Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

SEATTLE — Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation in HIV care and resulting viral suppression, according…

Merck’s lead HIV play hits the mark in first phase 3 challenge

Merck has taken a big step toward getting its lead HIV candidate doravirine to market, setting up a showdown with Johnson & Johnson's big-selling Prezista. Doravirine has shown its value…

Will there be a new wave of HIV in injecting drug users in the US?

Ever since there was an outbreak of HIV among white, largely rural heroin users in Indiana in 2015, there have been concerns that the conditions exist on some parts of…

Darunavir associated with heart disease

But atazanavir use in HIV patients not linked to cardiovascular disease SEATTLE, February 17, 2017 – Researchers poring over a huge database that tracks comorbidities in HIV patients said they found…

No evidence of accelerated brain ageing in HIV positive people on effective ART

A European study reported no evidence of accelerating brain ageing in HIV positive people in ART, based on highly sensitive brain imaging scans and cognitive testing over two year. Although…

Stopping smoking cuts the risk of some cancers quickly in people with HIV

Lung cancer risk remains high; smoking more important than any HIV factor in heart attack risk Smoking probably contributes far more to the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with…