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.
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.
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.
Short Report: Mental Health of People Living with HIV and Staff of Organisations Working in the Field of HIV in the WHO European Region
This report aims to present a summary of the results of a survey conducted by the European AIDS Treatment Group, part of its “HIV & Mental Health” Project, which aims to explore the existing knowledge about the interplay of mental health, well-being and HIV and translate it into practical recommendations for both community organisations and healthcare professionals in the European context.
Survey Report: Mental Health of People Living with HIV and Staff of Organisations Working in the Field of HIV in the WHO European Region
This report presents findings of an exploratory, cross-sectional study which focuses on the mental health of People Living with HIV, as well as services provided by community and civil society organizations in the field of HIV in the WHO European Region.
EATG 2020 Annual Report is online
Today we are launching the European AIDS Treatment Group Annual Report for 2020. Check out our activities during this extraordinary year in review: achievements and highlights in the frame of our new long-term strategy, finances, governance, communication and membership data at a glance.
Diversity is Strength
EATG is led by people living with or affected by HIV and associated infections (mainly hepatitis B and C, TB and STIs) and morbidities. We are a diverse group of people from across the WHO European region. We value our diversity in nationalities or countries of residence, languages, sexes, genders, ages, beliefs, and ethnicities.
This diversity in who we are is our strength.
Civil Society Consultation for the 2021 UN High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS
On 9 April, the CSF brought together NGOs representatives across Central and Western Europe working with populations living with or most affected by HIV, TB and viral hepatitis came together to discuss on key priorities in HIV and AIDS response towards the UN General Assembly High-Level on HIV/AIDS.
Political leadership from the EU and member states and strong language on TRIPS flexibilities are more important than ever
EATG co-signed an open letter, backed by 75 national, European and international civil society organizations, asking the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to showcase political leadership in light of the current global health emergency situation and support TRIPS flexibilities.
Civil Society Declaration for the 2021 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS
There is a crisis in the HIV response. Over the last five years, the world has failed to meet any of the targets for prevention, diagnosis and treatment set out in the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, with progress on HIV prevention lagging particularly far behind. The 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS – and the Political Declaration […]
HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Clinical Trial Sites in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Brief Landscape Review
To accumulate and analyse data about medical institutions potentially having capacity of conducing CTs of drugs for treating HIV, HCV, HBV and TB in the EECA region, EATG launched a pilot monitoring and analysis project.
HIV and eHealth: Opportunities and Challenges for People Living with and Affected by HIV
The purpose of this paper is to describe the opportunities for eHealth in HIV for people living and affected by HIV. EATG is particularly interested in exploring its role in supporting the development and implementation of eHealth solutions in the WHO European region.
A broader role for Community Advisory Boards
By Lisa Power
Community Advisory Boards (CABs) are a growing feature of patient engagement strategies to inform and improve drug development within a range of medical conditions. The creation of these ongoing expert patient consultative panels has made substantial contributions to improved drug development but more systematic evaluation of the evidence is needed. While many CABs are national, they can also work across Europe and the longest-running of these is the European AIDS Treatment Group’s CAB.
COVID-19 is time for equitable access for all, not for business as usual
Controlling this pandemic requires a comprehensive public health and social response from governments, international institutions and other actors. One, that places respect, protection and promotion of human rights at the centre. At the same time, there is an on-going need for financial and scientific support for the development of highly needed diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines and then a need to ensure fairness and equity in their access. We need a Common Public Good approach.
EATG statement on the evolving COVID-19 pandemic
We, the people living with and affected by HIV in Europe and Central Asia, and our partners, families and friends are concerned by the various implications the COVID-19 pandemic can have for our lives and well-being, for our communities, as well as for healthcare systems.
The Impact of Punitive Sex Work Laws and Regulations on Human Rights and Public Health
This paper seeks to clarify where the EATG stands in the sex work policy debate and approaches to delivering health-based policies. Sex workers are one of the five key populations groups that are particularly vulnerable to HIV and frequently lack adequate access to services. Moreover, the ongoing and increasing criminalisation of sex work across WHO Europe has a negative impact on sex workers’ health and human rights. Therefore, EATG aims to further its engagement with sex workers and optimise its contribution to policy discussions in Europe and beyond.
The Impact of Drug Policies on Human Rights, Public Health and the Prevention, Treatment and Care of HIV and Other Blood-Borne Infections
This paper seeks to clarify where the EATG stands on different aspects of the drug policy debate and approaches to delivering healthbased policies. With this position paper, the EATG aims to further its work with people using drugs and advocacy for a syndemic approach in improving health outcomes and maximize its contribution to drug policy […]
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.