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Community reception at CROI 2018

You are invited to the annual Community reception at CROI on 6 March 2018! For full details, please download the invitation for the event here: Community reception at CROI 2018,…

Presentations from the PrEP Summit now online

Organised jointly by EATG, AVAC, AIDSfonds, AIDES, AIDS Action Europe, NAM-AIDSMAP, NAT, Prepster, UNAIDS, WHO, the European PrEP Summit was organised in Amsterdam on 9-10 February 2018. The more than…

Advancing Community Agency – EATG Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels

The European AIDS Treatment Group held its annual Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels on 22 January 2018. The event welcomed 21 guests - partners and funders of EATG - who met…

M-Care 2018: Call for participants

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and the Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF) are announcing a call for participants for the M-Care 2018 training programme. The goal of the training is…

DATE CHANGE for the 3rd Ageing with HIV Conference

The 3rd Ageing with HIV conference that was scheduled to be held on the 22-25 March 2018 has been postponed to 3-6 May 2018. The venue (Kyiv, Ukraine) and the overall timing (opening…

Give another push for EMIS and ECHOES!

Both European surveys: EMIS2017 (for MSM) and ECHOES (for community health workers working with MSM) are still open. Both surveys are available in several different European languages. ECHOES: We invite Community…

Are you following the EATG 4 Women Portfolio?

EATG has been operating the EATG4WOMEN portfolio for only a few months, and it is already one of the most successful initiatives. Join the Facebook group for the latest updates.…

EATG Christmas Newsletter

The year may be ending, the fight against HIV is not What a tumultuous year 2017 has been! EATG has grown again, more projects than ever, another STEP-UP cohort graduated,…

Your feedback matters: Post-Testing Week 2017 evaluation survey

If you haven't already, you are kindly invited to fill out the Post-European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2017 evaluation survey. Even if you did NOT do Testing Week activities, you are…

Apply to participate in the EATG Ageing Conference NOW

As part of the Ageing with HIV Project, the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is organizing a conference on the topic “New Challenges and Unmet needs of people Living and Ageing…

STEP-UP 2017 ends with a graduation ceremony

On 7-10 December 2017 module 5 of the STEP-UP Training Academy took place in Warsaw. This was the last module of the very successful 2017 programme. At the graduation activists…

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…

WHO issues new recommendations calling for accelerated uptake of testing and treatment for TB prevention

22 February, Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends scaling up access to testing and treatment for TB infection, especially among groups who are particularly at risk, such as…

Study suggests decreasing time spent depressed could improve HIV outcomes

Cannabis associated with immune cell frequency reduction in ART-treated HIV patients

A recent study found that cannabis use is associated with a potentially beneficial reduction in systemic inflammation and immune activation in the context of antiretroviral therapy (ART)-treated HIV-infected individuals. Findings…

Infection site affects how a virus spreads through the body

Different routes of sexual transmission affect the immune system’s response to a virus, shows new study San Francisco, CA—A person is more likely to get infected by HIV through anal…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 23 February 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The fourth issue of HTB for 2018 is now out. It features highlights from the preliminary programme of…

NICE nod for Gilead’s pan-genotypic hepatitis C therapy

Gilead’s pan-genotypic treatment for hepatitis C Vosevi has won the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s seal of approval for use on the NHS. Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir; SOF/VEL/VOX) was cleared…

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

Dynavax's HEPLISAV-B™ recommended by CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the prevention of hepatitis B in adults HEPLISAV-B is the first and only two-dose…

ContraVir announces TXL™ has been granted Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of HBV in a pediatric population

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 22, 2018 -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that the U.S. Food and…

Who knows about U=U?

Awareness that undetectable individuals do not transmit HIV increasing, says new study About eight years ago, Jimmy Gale’s doctor told him about treatment as HIV prevention. He explained that by…

Reduced lung function associated with mortality in individuals with HIV

According to the results of a recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, airflow obstruction and impaired diffusing capacity in people living with HIV were associated…

Lymphoma treatment outcomes just as good for people with HIV

Antiretroviral treatment during chemotherapy greatly improved the chance of successful treatment of aggressive types of lymphoma People with HIV treated for aggressive forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Burkitt lymphoma appear…

FDA: Antibiotic commonly taken by patients with HIV may increase CV risk

Officials with the FDA warned that the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems or death years later. Physicians should use caution when prescribing the treatment to…

Researchers study the impact of co-infection with hepatitis viruses on pregnant women with HIV

-- Hepatitis C co-infection increases risk of pregnancy complications for women with HIV -- Women co-infected with hepatitis C had higher HIV viral loads when giving birth -- Researchers suggest…

Smoking threatens health gains from hepatitis C treatment, US researchers warn

People with hepatitis C in the United States are at least three times more likely to smoke than the general population but little is being done to help them stop…

Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 331 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles…

Philippines: HIV cases up 3,147 percent in 10 years

Critics say President Duterte's statement deriding condom use as 'not satisfying' harms advocacy to prevent HIV. New HIV cases continued to increase in the Philippines in 2017, with a 3,147…

Community reception at CROI 2018

You are invited to the annual Community reception at CROI on 6 March 2018! For full details, please download the invitation for the event here: Community reception at CROI 2018,…

Michel Kazatchkine: Winds of hope on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

The announcement by UNAIDS that some 21 million people living with HIV are now on treatment uncovers an extraordinary achievement and one of the great global health milestones of this…

Preventing and treating HIV in Saint Petersburg

According to the Centre for AIDS Prevention and Control in Saint Petersburg in the Russian Federation, fewer people are becoming infected with HIV in the city. “Ten years ago, Saint…

TB HLM Community Consultation launched

The Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel to the UN High-Level Meeting on TB (TB HLM) has launched the first phase of Community Consultations for the TB HLM to…