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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…

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…

Doravirine effective in treatment-naive adults with HIV

Doravirine, an investigational non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), is as effective as ritonavir-boosted darunavir, a protease inhibitor, in treatment-naive adults infected with HIV-1, according to results from the DRIVE-FORWARD trial.…

News from The International Liver Congress 2018

The International Liver Congress™ 2018 (ILC 2018) took place on 11-15 April 2018 in Paris, France. It is an annual congress, organized by The European Association for the Study of…

Genetically altered broadly neutralizing antibodies protect monkeys from HIV-like virus

NIH scientists report single dose elicited long-term protection. Two genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus, report scientists at the National Institute of Allergy…

New way to fight HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV…

New way that HIV evades the immune system

Scientists have just discovered a new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system, and which shows precisely how the virus avoids elimination. The new research shows that HIV targets…

HIV-infected people are living for years, but age-related diseases set in early

David Hardy has been treating HIV-infected patients since the early 1980s, when the epidemic began. In those days, people newly diagnosed with AIDS lived for only about six months. Hardy,…

Relationship between CD4 counts, hypertension in patients with HIV

With the more recent availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), patients living with HIV/AIDS are living longer, healthier lives. This increase in life expectancy is also associated with an…

CROI 2018: Researchers puzzle over whether HIV accelerates cancer progression

Although people living with HIV may be diagnosed with cancer at an earlier stage because they get more consistent care than the general population, it is also possible that a…

Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

Every day, the media throughout Latin America show news about the situation in Venezuela, unsustainable wherever you look, and that affects the health and lives of thousands of people, including…

‘The earlier you go, the longer you live’: HIV self-testing in South Africa

In a country where people with HIV suffer hugely from discrimination, the privacy afforded by self-testing is having a positive impact on rates of diagnosis and treatment. David* is perched…

Treating hepatitis C and HIV coinfections in injecting drug users

In 2016, an estimated 2.3 million people living with HIV were coinfected with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Of the coinfected population, more than half were intravenous drug users (IVDUs).…

Toward an effective strategy to combat HIV, hepatitis C and the opioid epidemic: Recommendations for policy makers

A dramatic increase in opioid use has led to drug-related overdose deaths surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of mortality among adults under 50 in the U.S. In…

UN agency chief under pressure to quit over handling of sexual assault inquiry

Head of UNAids faces scrutiny after agency’s ‘deeply disturbing and tone-deaf’ response to allegations about former deputy The director of UNAids, Michel Sidibé, is facing calls to resign over his…

News from The International Liver Congress 2018

The International Liver Congress™ 2018 (ILC 2018) is taking place from 11-15 April 2018 in Paris, France. It is an annual congress, organized by The European Association for the Study…

ILC 2018: New affordable hepatitis C combination shows 97% cure rate

The combination of sofosbuvir and the new NS5A inhibitor ravidasvir cured 97% of people with hepatitis C in a study carried out in Malaysia, and could provide a safe and…

ILC 2018: EASL updates liver cancer guidelines

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) presented updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) during a special session at the 2018 International…

ILC 2018: Atea Pharmaceuticals reports positive proof of concept clinical data with AT-527 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C

-- AT-527 is a novel pan-genotypic purine nucleotide prodrug NS5B polymerase inhibitor which has been safe and well tolerated in this ongoing multiple part trial -- AT-527 exhibits potent antiviral…

Sensitive new assay detects hepatitis B infection in single liver cells and serum

Technique measuring the cccDNA marker may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Philadelphia, April 12, 2018 - Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)…

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

With affordable, highly-effective hepatitis C (HCV) direct acting antiretroviral medications now available, innovative programs in San Francisco are reaching people who inject drugs with hepatitis C cure support and treatment.…

The UN’s internal struggle with drug policy

The UN General Assembly (GA) is responsible for passing the three main international drug conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 that shape modern drug policy. The UN bodies specifically dedicated…