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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…

Testing Week Statement on Most Affected Populations – Read and Share

Anticipating the upcoming European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week, an alliance of NGOs has issued the following statement in support of reaching out to and involving most affected populations in HIV and…

EATG signs on call to action for reconsidering primary HIV prevention

Reconsidering primary prevention: Call to action for the global HIV response The world needs a new phase in the evolution of the HIV response – one that reinvigorates prevention by…

ECHOES survey now LIVE: Community Health Workers are invited to provide input!

The ECHOES survey is now LIVE - Community Health Workers who provide sexual health and support services for MSM in the EU and neighbouring countries are invited to participate NOW…

EATG signs on joint statement from civil society organisations on the situation faced by the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan

Mass detention of Azeri LGBTI people– the LGBTI community urgently needs your support Alarming stories of physical violence, verbal abuse, forced medical examinations and detentions of LGBTI people have been…

Hepatitis prevention webinar – Register now!

EATG and the HAND - Hepatitis Access Needs Project would like to invite you to the upcoming webinar on Prevention of Hepatitis B and C that will take place on Monday, 16 October 2017,…

Register now! Webinar on hepatitis B treatment

EATG invites you to a community oriented webinar on Hepatitis B Treatment that will take place on Monday, 18 September 2017, 15:00 – 16:00 CET. The webinar will be held by…

EATG signs on submission to the European Commission on SPC review

Over 30 civil society organisations urge EU to abolish supplementary protection certificates mechanism In an open letter and open submission, thirty-three civil society organisations have called on the European Commission…

Register now! Webinar on regulatory approval of medicines

EATG invites you to a community oriented webinar on the Regulatory Approval Processes of Medicines that will take place on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 15:00 – 16:00 CET. The webinar will be held…

Curbing hepatitis B in the United States will save lives and money, according to a new study

Hepatitis B used to get no play. But earlier this year, it made the headlines when scientists discovered that it’s the oldest virus known to affect humans — at least…

Online HIV prevention programme reduces STIs by 40% in young men who have sex with men

An interactive online programme, tailored to real-life contexts of ethnically diverse young American men who have sex with men (MSM), resulted in a substantial drop in sexually transmitted infections (STIs)…

Rising risks: revealing the relationship between internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use, STIs and HIV in Bangkok

New study maps HIV risk factors among men who have sex with men in Thailand, showing internet ‘hook-ups’, methamphetamine use and chemsex to be the new big drivers of HIV.…

EMA identifies gaps in industry preparedness for Brexit

Survey indicates that some companies need to step up efforts to ensure medicine supply in the EU A recent European Medicines Agency (EMA) survey shows that marketing authorisation holders for…

Monaco becomes a Fast-Track city

Monaco has joined a network of more than 250 cities worldwide by signing the Paris Declaration, making a commitment to Fast-Track its response to the HIV epidemic and adopt the…

Assembly Biosciences initiates two Phase 2a trials of ABI-H0731 for the treatment of hepatitis B

Key aim is to demonstrate that core inhibitor therapy combined with standard of care antivirals can offer curative potential for HBV INDIANAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISCO, July 09, 2018 -- Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASMB), today…

NIH and Matinas BioPharma announce research collaboration to identify novel HIV therapy utilizing LNC platform delivery technology

Development program to focus on combination of antisense oligonucleotides with Matinas’ Proprietary LNC Delivery Technology BEDMINSTER, N.J. and WASHINGTON, July 09, 2018 -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical…

Dolutegravir durable with high rates of viral suppression in people who experienced virological failure with older integrase inhibitors

Antiretroviral regimens containing dolutegravir, a next-generation integrase inhibitor, are durable and achieve high rates of viral suppression in people who experienced virological failure with older integrase inhibitors, Italian investigators report…

Switch to dolutegravir improves lipid profile in HIV+ patients

Immediate and deferred switching from a boosted protease inhibitor (PI/r) to a dolutegravir (DTG) regimen in HIV+ patients, who are virologically suppressed, is found to be highly efficacious and well tolerated, and also…

Fixed-dose bictegravir, emtricitabine, tenofovir alafenamide is efficacious HIV-1 treatment option

The fixed-dose combination of bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide might provide a safe and efficacious option for ongoing treatment of HIV-1 infection, according to a study recently published in the Lancet.…

Long-acting injectable PrEP shows promise in reducing HIV transmission

A long-acting injectable version of the popular and highly effective HIV prophylactic could be an effective method to prevent transmission of the virus, according to new research. Scientists at Brown…

Neurosyphilis emerging in HIV-infected individuals

Detective novels sometimes employ diseases as underlying explanations for precarious situations, and 50 years ago, it wasn’t uncommon for authors to use a disease that languishes for years and has…

Glasgow’s major HIV outbreak amongst people who inject drugs shows no sign of slowing

In 2015, an HIV outbreak was detected amongst people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in Glasgow. Three years on the outbreak has still not been controlled, and over 100 PWIDs in…

Reduced HIV viral suppression among methadone-maintained patients

Although methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) has been shown to enhance access and adherence with antiretroviral therapy (ART), a subset of people receiving methadone maintenance have unaddressed HIV-related treatment challenges, according to…

HBV antibody levels after NA discontinuation predict relapse risk

Discontinuation of nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy for chronic hepatitis B correlated with risk for clinical relapse based on total serum level of HBV core antibodies after 2.5 years of follow-up, according…

Free online course on drugs and drug policy

The University of Geneva is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health”. The course is available on Coursera in English with French,…

Novel HIV vaccine candidate is safe and induces immune response in healthy adults and monkeys

-- Mosaic HIV vaccine may have the potential to protect against wide variety of HIV strains worldwide -- Phase 1/2 results have led to the initiation of a phase 2b…

Offline: Can the Global Fund survive?

France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. The result may make or break the Global Fund. Although the…

Patterns of PrEP adherence in men who have sex with men

One of the most important advances in health care has been the advent of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Typically offered to individuals at high risk of contracting HIV, studies have…

HIV is not the only risk – using condoms or getting tested can pose risks to trust and relationships

Perceptions of risk are crucial in explaining why people do or do not make use of HIV-prevention interventions. But considerations of risk need to go beyond the risk of HIV…