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Call for WHO & UNODC to revise guidelines on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

The European AIDS Treatment Group together with 188 organisations has co-signed an open letter initiative by the International Network of People who use Drugs addressed to the WHO and UNODC…

HIVACAR: EATG reports from the second general assembly of the consortium

On March 15-16 the European AIDS Treatment Group participated in the second general assembly meeting of the HIVACAR consortium in Digem (Belgium). The EATG in collaboration with the Complutense University…

Webinar: Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs)

We invite you to join the webinar on What are patient-reported outcome measures and how are they used in drug development? taking place on Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 18:00 –…

THE EU CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM ON HIV, TB AND VIRAL HEPATITIS URGES THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO PRIORITIZE PUBLIC HEALTH WITHIN THE UPCOMING FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK

On 6 March the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis wrote to the European Commission President Juncker, as well as Budget and Health Commissioners, in response to the…

Metrodora: Call for applications in the Multi-Stakeholders’ Meeting

Call for applications: Multi-Stakeholders’ Meeting Meaningful Engagement of Women in HIV Treatment Research Wednesday 16 May 2018, Park Inn Hotel, Brussels, Belgium   The Meeting: Within the framework of the…

The EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis calls the Romanian Ministry of Health to take on a leadership role on EU viral hepatitis policies

On 26 February, the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis wrote to the Romanian Ministry of Health to request that it uses its convening power and…

HIV prevention: It’s time to stop accepting the status quo, PrEP Summit concludes

The biggest barrier to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) becoming more available and more widely used is not cost so much as widespread acceptance of the status quo in HIV prevention,…

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,…

Dead of AIDS and forgotten in potter’s field

In an untold chapter of the AIDS epidemic, scores of unclaimed bodies were buried in a remote spot on Hart Island. How many exactly remains unclear. Read the full story…

Will an HIV vaccine that protected two-thirds of monkeys do the same for humans?

Summary The Lancet last Friday published the 52-week results of APPROACH, an HIV vaccine whose 28-week results, reported by aidsmap.com last year, were sufficiently impressive for it to be taken forward into…

BASHH launches new guidelines to help prevent Mycoplasma genitalium becoming the next superbug

PrEP@Home pilot shows monitoring PrEP without clinic visit is feasible and acceptable

A pilot project, PrEP@Home, reduced clinic visits to one a year and demonstrated that men who have sex with men in three US cities were able to carry out all…

Men of colour talk about PrEP

PrEP activist Phil Samba teamed up with Leon Lopez of Brown Boy Productions to create a series of #PrEPchats clips featuring men of colour talking about PrEP, supported by iwantPrEPnow.…

Wider access to HIV prevention drugs still needed

SF State professor identifies obstacles to care and solutions Despite highly effective anti-HIV pharmaceuticals having been used worldwide for almost a decade, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) has not been conquered.…

Imaging technique illuminates immune status of monkeys with HIV-like virus

Gammaherpesviruses linked to tumors in macaques with simian immunodeficiency virus

Future macaque research could help clarify viruses' roles in cancer development in people with HIV Viruses known as gammaherpesviruses may raise the risk of cancer in macaques infected with Simian…

Influence of vitamin D in HIV infection

There is a substantial prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (<25 nmol/L) worldwide, with estimates of 5% to 15% in high-income countries; rates of vitamin D insufficiency (<75 nmol/L) range from…

Single high-dose liposomal amphotericin B effectively treats HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis

Short course, high dose liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) in combination with high dose fluconazole effectively treats HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This open label…

Portugal on fast track to achieve HIV targets ahead of 2020 deadline

Portuguese Minister of Health Dr Adalberto Campos Fernandes announced on 5 July 2018 that Portugal has achieved 2 of the 3 HIV targets set by the Joint United Nations Programme…

PrEP pill to prevent HIV remains little known in France

The AIDS Association of France has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of PrEP, an antiviral drug that protects against HIV. Although little known in France, the medication has…

Breakthrough study shows how HIV is shielded from immune attack

A UNSW study has shown for the first time how HIV hijacks a host molecule to strengthen its protective shell and shield itself from attack. The findings have implications for…

Does U=U for breastfeeding mothers and infants? Researchers highlight unanswered questions

Research is urgently needed to provide clear recommendations on breastfeeding to mothers with HIV who have an undetectable viral load on antiretroviral treatment, a group of researchers say in the…

Differences in the oral microbiome of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of dental decay

Cambridge, MA – June 28, 2018 – A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort…

Developmental disabilities reported in HIV-positive children in South Africa

Screening tool uncovers gross motor and hearing disabilities, cognitive and language delays July 11, 2018 - HIV-positive children in South Africa are more likely to have developmental disabilities compared to…

Lung cancer incidence in HIV remains high years after smoking cessation

The incidence of lung cancer remains increased 5 years after smoking cessation in people with HIV, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The Data Collection on Adverse Events…

Shared motivations, concerns regarding living organ donation in HIV

People living with HIV have HIV-specific motivations and concerns regarding living donation to other people with HIV under research protocols, demonstrating that these motivations and concerns may impact a patient's…

Using hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys could reduce time on dialysis for transplant patients with HCV

CINCINNATI--Transplanting hepatitis C (HCV)-infected dialysis patients with organs from HCV-positive donors and then treating the infection after transplantation is more effective, costs less and will shorten wait times for donated…

Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs

MAYWOOD, IL - Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A major new study shows that if a…