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Interview with Andrej Senih at the Policy Working Group meeting

In this interview, EATG Policy Working Group chair Andrej Senih discusses the topics and outcomes of the meeting the PWG had on 17-18 March 2017. He also explains the significance…

EATG + TAG webinar on tuberculosis treatment is now online

On 13th March 2017, European AIDS Treatment Group and Treatment Action Group (TAG) have jointly organised a webinar on TB Treatment, with special focus on the treatment of drug resistant and multi-drug…

DON’T MISS THIS – CoPE applications now open!

Call for applications: Continuous Patient Education (CoPE) EATG is pleased to announce that a call for applications for CoPE is now open. Please find below detailed information on how to apply…

Webinar – Ageing with HIV conference outcomes – Children and adolescents

AGEING WITH HIV: Conference outcomes - children & adolescents living with HIV The EATG organised a conference about New challenges and unmet needs of children and adolescents living and ageing…

Sitges IX Meeting on Viral Hepatitis – Report now available

In December 2016, EATG together with Alliance for Public Health Ukraine, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, and Treatment Preparedness Coalition in EECA (ITPCru) convened a meeting on access to direct-acting antivirals…

EATG + TAG webinar on tuberculosis diagnostics now online

On 6th March 2017, European AIDS Treatment Group and Treatment Action Group (TAG) have jointly organised the webinar on TB Diagnostics. The moderator was Evgenia Maron, leader of the EATG TB…

EATG protests against comments by misogynist Polish MEP

Following an incident in the European Parliament, in which Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke made offensive comments about women and migrants, followed by a Nazi salute, several EATG members felt the…

EATG demands inclusion of TB in WHO global priority list

EATG Chair Jackie Morton, in representation of the European communities of people living with and affected by HIV, sent an open letter to WHO to claim inclusion of tuberculosis in…

EATG + TAG joint webinar on TB treatment

EATG and Treatment Action Group (TAG) invite you to join the webinar on TB Treatment taking place on Monday, 13th March 2017, 15:00-16:30 CET WEBINAR PROGRAMME Topic of the Webinar:…

EUPATI webinar: Presentations now available online

On 30 January 2017 EUPATI held a webinar focused on the revision of the ethical guidelines for biomedical research of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). David…

Video interviews from CROI2017

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, commonly known as CROI was held in Seattle on 13-16 February 2017. It was also preceded by the now traditional Community HIV Cure…

Webinar – Tuberculosis diagnostics and treatment

European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) are jointly organizing two webinars on TB Diagnostics. We invite you to join the first webinar on TB Diagnostics…

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…

Should antiretroviral therapy be offered the same day as diagnosis?

Andy Seale summarizes a discussion that took place on ITPC’s listserv about when to initiate antiretroviral therapy. The discussion included consideration of WHO’s recommendation for Same Day Start. The summary below,…

Welsh report says HIV prevention drug ‘highly effective’

An anti-HIV infection drug has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.…

Romania bids to host EU drug agency after Brexit

Romania wants Brussels to relocate its pan-European drug regulator EMA to Bucharest from London after Brexit, the government said on Wednesday, hoping that the fact that it still hosts no…

Results of US research suggest all people with chronic HCV need treatment to reduce mortality risk

All people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection should start therapy with direct-acting antivirals, research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests. Investigators from the United…

Fewer clinic visits improve retention in HIV care in Zambia

People with HIV who attended their clinic once every six months were much less likely to miss their next clinic visit, miss medication pick up or become lost to follow-up…

Meet the women at the centre of Ukraine’s resurgent HIV epidemic

Living with HIV in Ukraine is fraught with stigma and discrimination. It’s even harder if you’re a woman. On International Women’s Day in early March, the Joint United Nations Programme…

Antenatal screening in Europe: how to avoid mother-to-child transmission of infections

Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe – despite existing…

Global social work responds to HIV

The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and UNAIDS have published a new joint report, Getting to zero: global social work responds to HIV, a collection of stories…

Vaccine, improved treatment are keys to control of a surging HIV pandemic

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Development and widespread use of a vaccine that's even partially effective against HIV, along with more progress toward diagnosis and treatment, offer the best hopes for turning…

Optimism about HCV treatment comes with caveats

The findings of a new analysis highlight the safety, tolerability, and high treatment response rates of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens for patients with…

Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs

Programmes usually address individuals but most equipment sharing occurs between sexual partners The sharing of drug injecting equipment most often occurs between sexual partners, but the ways in which couples…

Tracing interventions increase re-engagement rates among HIV patients lost to follow-up

Recent study findings showed that tracking and connecting with HIV–infected patients who were lost to follow-up increased re-engagement rates. However, new methods are needed to target patients who will most…

Immunomodulatory drugs role in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

Inflammatory mechanisms of innate immunity known to be involved in neurodegeneration in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) can be modulated by agents approved in autoimmune neuroinflammation leading to reduced neurotoxicity. About…

Prevalence of drug-resistant HIV reaches ‘alarming levels’ in Aruba

The prevalence of resistance to nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors among HIV-infected individuals has increased to ‘alarming levels’ in Aruba, reaching 45% in 2015, researchers reported. L. Marije Hofstra, MD, of…

CD4+ T-cell count may not be helpful to assess ART response in HTLV-1/HIV co-infected patients

The authors compared the CD4+ T-cell counts and HIV-1 RNA viral loads of 383 patients who were either mono-infected with HIV or co-infected with HTLV-1/HIV. They confirmed that co-infected patients…

World TB Day: TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

Copenhagen and Stockholm, 20 March 2017 - New data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of…

Odessa signs Paris Declaration on Fast-Track cities

Odessa in Ukraine has become the latest city to sign the Paris Declaration to end the AIDS epidemic in cities. Since the end of 2014, more than 200 cities around…

Treatment Action Group statement on President’s 2018 budget blueprint

Treatment Action Group (TAG) released a statement in strong opposition to the President’s 2018 budget blueprint. The blueprint threatens research essential to ending the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and…

UN announces interagency group to coordinate global fight against antimicrobial resistance

16 March 2017 – The United Nations today announced the establishment of an Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be co-chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and World…

HIV self-test kits now available in local pharmacies in Malta

Self-testing HIV kits are now available in local pharmacies, Allied Rainbow Communities has announced. The Malta Independent on Sunday had initially reported that the government, under Health Minister Chris Fearne, was in…