The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is a patient-led NGO. Since 1992, we advocate for the rights and interests of people living with or affected by HIV/ AIDS and related co-infections within the WHO Europe region. EATG represents the diversity of more than 2,3 million people living with HIV in Europe and their communities.
Hepatitis can’t wait. Neither people
by Anton Basenko
Let’s agree that hepatitis can’t wait. That means that treatment should be there immediately and access should be really simple, like fast-track access to viral hepatitis treatment for people living with HIV and people from key affected communities.
Price and availability of HIV and HCV self-test kits in Europe and Central Asia: EATG mapping survey
EATG is launching a survey to map out the availability and access to self-test kits for HIV and HCV. We are looking for responses from people with knowledge or experience of the field in countries in Europe and Central Asia.
What Pride Reminds: How anti-gender forces and blocks to progress on HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia are intertwined
By Cianán B. Russell
In moments like these, where even our former allies are using us to advance their own political goals, pride and its value become ever clearer. Pride is our moment – one where we come together to heal, to regroup, to celebrate the beauty and brilliance of LGBTI people, and remains, at its core, a reminder to ourselves that we must continue to fight.
50 years of surviving… PRIDE and what is the legacy ?
by Julian Hows
Great that PRIDE continues to evolve, to continue to be a broad tent, with many flags and factions – that there is no ONE way of being different – and we can explore how different, outrageous, shocking, connected to each other we can be.
EATG launches a compilation of success stories from STEP-UP training academy graduates
EATG launches a compilation of stories from graduates of the STEP-UP training academy. This bilingual edition presents some inspirational success stories of people who took part in the trainings of the 2018/2019 cycle, from across Europe and Central Asia. We reached out to alumni from this cycle and caught up with the successes as well […]
STEP-UP: Seven Stories of Success from Europe and Central Asia
In this bilingual edition, we are sharing some inspirational success stories of people who took part in the STEP-UP trainings in 2018/2019. We reached out to alumni from this STEP-UP cycle and caught up with the successes as well as the challenges they faced after their graduation.
European Commission is offering no meaningful solutions for equitable access
EATG together with more than 200 civil society organisations from around the world has co-signed a letter to the European Commission and EU Member States urging them to engage in text-based negotiations for a TRIPS waiver.
The EU4Health 2021 Work Programme: a missed opportunity to support European health NGOs to play their key role in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
EATG joins voices with Civil Society Organisations in an open letter initiated by EPF on the EU4Health 2021 work programme. The CSOs welcome the programme but call for more support with a broader range of calls, more meaningful engagement and the restoration of Operating Grants.
EATG community priorities ahead of the 48th UNAIDS PCB meeting
In preparation of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board on 29 June – 2 July 2021, which will discuss how to translate the UNAIDS Strategy and Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS into a plan of action called the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), EATG presented a community perspective on priorities in the WHO Europe region.
EPHA: The ECDC can play a leading role in ensuring vaccine equity
EATG has co-signed this letter by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) calling on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to take action in the monitoring of the vaccine distribution within EU Member States, following concerns regarding the risk of delay and exclusion of many vulnerable groups.
The EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis Civil Society Forum meeting: June 2021
On June 3, the EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis Civil Society Forum (CSF) held its regular meeting. The agenda included the UN High-Level meeting on HIV/AIDS, a survey on stigma and discrimination, updates from institutional partners, and issues around harm reduction, sex work and COVID-19 vaccination.
ICRSE and EATG Launch New Advocacy Tool Kit on Sex Work and HIV in Europe
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICRSE and EATG had to adapt their work, including the Red Umbrella Academy programme, and are publishing a series of resources on ‘Sex Work and HIV Prevention’. These resources, available as a tool kit, aim to provide key information to sex workers and HIV activists as well as policy makers, and to re-affirm community and international recommendations.
Sex Work and HIV: Advocacy Tool Kit
ICRSE and EATG publish a series of resources on ‘Sex Work and HIV Prevention’. These resources, available as a tool kit, aim to provide key information to sex workers and HIV activists as well as policy makers, and to re-affirm community and international recommendations.
Forty years a survivor
By Gus Cairns
I just wanted to honour the unacknowledged lives and forgotten deaths of the people who died in places like Kinshasa and Rakai long before New Yorkers started getting it. But also to expose my own ambiguity and discomfort with the label ‘Long Term Survivor’ of HIV. My life would have been very different, and possibly in some ways better, if AIDS had not happened. I celebrate the fact that that experience is unlikely to happen again for people diagnosed in the last two decades. It’s wonderful. But survival, as well as being wonderful, has a price.
HIV & Mental Health multi-stakeholder meeting: Survey reports are launched
EATG has launched a survey report on HIV & Mental Health as well as shorter versions in several languages. The reports were launched and key findings were presented during the first part of the multi-stakeholder meeting on HIV and mental health which was held online on 27 May 2021.
Unitaid should continue investments towards curing people with HCV, treating people with HBV and on harm reduction
EATG, along with more than 120 CSOs, NGOs and advocates, co-signed an open letter to the Unitaid Executive Board demanding that Unitaid continues to invest towards HBV and HCV elimination, and to address the needs of 354 million people living with viral hepatitis worldwide.
EATG Training Academy
Capacity building is a key strategic approach for us. Our training projects and workshops aim to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of communities as well as to disseminate robust data and good practices. The EATG Training Academy website provides participants of trainings with all the information, support and resources they need.