News

manifesto website@3x.png

Community Manifesto for HIV Long-Acting Injectable PrEP in Europe

AIDS Action Europe is among more than 40  European and global organisations to endorse a community manifesto calling for the introduction of long-acting injectable PrEP in Europe. The manifesto is a result of a consensus meeting held in Paris in March 2023 between regional and international HIV prevention organisations and activists including: AIDES; AIDS Action Europe; AVAC; Coalition PLUS; EATG; Fundacja Edukacji Spolecznej; GSSG – Germany’s Charitable Foundation Sexuality and Health; and PrEPster at The Love Tank CIC. At the consensus meeting, four key pillars for pushing for new PrEP technologies were identified and agreed as a collaborative approach to increasing access to LA-CAB in Europe for people who need it. They should be operationalised in parallel, and in part facilitate broader access to PrEP, beyond LA-CAB.  Pillar one: to push for the introduction of LA-CAB at the earliest opportunity Pillar two: to push for national LA-CAB implementation projects while collecting data to inform guidelines for full scale-up Pillar three: to advocate for the affordability of LA-CAB regionally and globally Pillar four: to challenge the social and structural barriers to the introduction of PrEP Read the full the Manifesto

News list

Sort By:
gbqmsm ready.png

European GBQMSM Networking Meeting

In collaboration with the GBQMSM Department of Deutsche Aidshilfe, AIDS Action Europe organized a two-day European GBQMSM Networking meeting on 12th and 13th December 2023. The presentations and discussion were selected based on the needs and interests of over 30 representatives of CSOs who joined the event, both online and face-to-face. We also invited Steph Niaupari, Exuality Outreach Manager…
hephiv@2x.png

HepHIV 2023

HepHIV Conference 2023 took place on November 13-15 in Madrid. This year the conference focused on progress and implementation of integrated testing, new technologies and ensuring equity in the delivery of HIV, viral hepatitis and STI services. The other two focus points of the conference were stigma and discrimination, and mobile populations.  At the Conference, AAE presented the poster “HIV…
MM2023

AAE Member Meeting 2023

The AAE Member and Partner Meeting 2023 took place on November 4 in Berlin.  Together with the members from across the region we reflected on what the most pressing needs and priorities of our membership are for the upcoming years. We discussed the situation and challenges of community-led service delivery, advocacy and monitoring in each national context, as well as what the most needed…
manifesto website@3x.png

Community Manifesto for HIV Long-Acting Injectable PrEP in Europe

AIDS Action Europe is among more than 40  European and global organisations to endorse a community manifesto calling for the introduction of long-acting injectable PrEP in Europe. The manifesto is a result of a consensus meeting held in Paris in March 2023 between regional and international HIV prevention organisations and activists including: AIDES; AIDS Action Europe; AVAC; Coalition PLUS;…
SC elections 2023@2x.png

AAE Steering Committee Elections 2023

AIDS Action Europe has launched the Elections to the AAE Steering Committee 2023! Are you involved in an HIV/AIDS related NGO or community group? Is your organisation a member of AIDS Action Europe? Are you motivated to work towards a more effective response to the HIV, TB and viral hepatitis epidemics in Europe and Central Asia? Then apply to the Steering Committee of AIDS Action Europe! We…
1 Manual work 08.09 final for web.png

Training Manual: Harm Reduction in the context of ChemSex

AAE has published the training manual “Harm reduction in the context of chemsex" authored by Antonios Poulios. Sexualised drug use, i.e. the use of any legal or illegal psychoactive substance before or during sex, is not new. In fact, substances have been used to enhance pleasure and overcome inhibitions in many cultures through the ages. Research from the last few decades has shown that…
interview fulkrum website @2x.png

Ukraine: Strengthening HIV Prevention through Self-testing and Community Initiatives

Community-based and community-led testing services are crucial in the HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections response, particularly in reaching populations where diagnosis and linkage to care are lower than the national average. However, providing these services can be challenging, especially in environments that may be hostile towards community-based and -led service…
interview podrruga website@3x.png

Kyrgyzstan: Raising awareness on CBVCT services for sex workers

Community-based and community-led testing services are crucial in the HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections response, particularly in reaching populations where diagnosis and linkage to care are lower than the national average. However, providing these services can be challenging, especially in environments that may be hostile towards community-based and -led service…
mpox Information Leaflet

Mpox information leaflet

As we move further into summer, many Pride events are taking place. Let's stay healthy and well, and enjoy the fun! To stay informed on mpox in a stigma-free and community-friendly way, we offered a mini-project on translation and adaptation of an information leaflet on mpox, kindly provided by the Love Tank/Prepster. Our partner organisations translated and adapted the leaflets into their…
CLM Survey

Mapping exercise: the level of inclusion of community-led monitoring of the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS

Your responses to this survey will help us to map the level of inclusion of communities and community-based and –led organisations and other non-governmental organisations in the monitoring of the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS. This survey is part of the AAE project "Capacity Strengthening of Community-Led Monitoring (CLM). Please fill out this short survey to the best of…
Call for Interest CLM Training

Call for Interest – Training on Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) of the Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS

Applications are open to our upcoming training focused on Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) of the Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS. The call is open for community representatives (people living with HIV (PLHIV) and other key populations) working at AAE Member organisations the EU Member States, particularly where CLM is not meaningfully included or entirely absent in national HIV/AIDS response…
CORE

CORE – COmmunity REsponse to End Inequalities

“CORE – COmmunity REsponse to End Inequalities” is a 36-month EU Action Grant  running from January 1st 2023 to December 31st 2025 and involves 24 partners from 16 EU Member States. CORE aims to reduce inequalities in the HIV, TB and viral hepatitis responses by promoting, strengthening and integrating the community responses that have proven key in reaching communities traditionally underserved…
Recording available

Webinar: Past, Present, and Future of the Monitoring of the Dublin Declaration

We hosted the first webinar of our project on the Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) of the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS. Expert speakers joined to discuss the role and development of the Dublin Declaration and its community-led monitoring:    ECDC, Anastasia Pharris, From the Dublin Declaration to the SDGs: Monitoring the response to HIV in European and Central Asia…
equal opportunities WEBSITE@3x.png

Tajikistan: HIV prevention among MSM

Community-based and community-led testing services are crucial in the HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections response, particularly in reaching populations where diagnosis and linkage to care are lower than the national average. However, providing these services can be challenging, especially in environments that may be hostile towards community-based and -led service…
DUGA WEBSITE@3x.png

Serbia: Reaching Key Populations

Community-based and community-led testing services are crucial in the HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections response, particularly in reaching populations where diagnosis and linkage to care are lower than the national average. However, providing these services can be challenging, especially in environments that may be hostile towards community-based and -led service…
mpox@3x.png

AAE webinar on mpox: Reflections, Lessons Learned and Sustainable Strategies

On May 11, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that mpox is no longer considered a global health emergency, however it doesn’t mean that mpox is over. It was only a year ago, in May 2022, when we became aware of the first recorded cases in Europe. In response, the communities and community led organisations did an amazing job which helped to flatten the curve by the end year.…
interview baylor website.png

Romania: Raising HIV Awareness among Young People

Community-based and community-led testing services are crucial in the HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections response, particularly in reaching populations where diagnosis and linkage to care are lower than the national average. However, providing these services can be challenging, especially in environments that may be hostile towards community-based and -led service…
training of trainers.png

Call for Interest - Training of Trainers on Offering and Adapting Existing Harm Reduction Services for ChemSex Users

We are excited to announce an upcoming Training of Trainers (ToT) on Offering and Adapting Existing Harm Reduction Services for ChemSex Users. The training will be based on the “Harm Reduction in the Context of ChemSex: an AIDS Action Europe Training Manual”, which has been recently developed by Antonios Poulios in cooperation with AIDS Action Europe.   The training will take place in Berlin…
csf@2x.png

Joint Statement - Thematic Networks led by EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, Hep and TB

On April 19, the Coordination Team of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, and TB attended the EU Health Policy Platform Annual Meeting.  At the meeting, the thematic Networks, including the Thematic Network on HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, and STIs led by the EU Civil Society Forum presented the Joint Statements. The Thematic Network on HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, and STIs…
PARTNERSHIPS WEBSITE@3x.png

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Early identification of new HIV cases and linkage to care through community-based HIV testing

Community-based and community-led testing services are crucial in the HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections response, particularly in reaching populations where diagnosis and linkage to care are lower than the national average. However, providing these services can be challenging, especially in environments that may be hostile towards community-based and -led service…
policy paper prep@2x.png

Policy Paper on Access to PrEP in the EU/EEA Countries

AAE has published a Policy Paper on Access to PrEP in the EU/EEA Countries.  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with oral antiretroviral medication is a highly effective and evidence-based HIV prevention method.  Despite its high clinical efficacy, efforts to expand the use of oral PrEP in EU/EEA countries have not fully realised its potential as part of combination prevention due to a variety of…
ehlf discrimination@2x.png

Discrimination of PLHIV in healthcare settings

We are happy to share with you two reports on discrimination against people living with HIV in healthcare settings: 11-country comparative legal report focusing on discrimination against PLHIV in healthcare settings as patients and 6-country comparative legal report on discrimination against PLHIV working in healthcare settings. The reports were developed in the framework of the European HIV…
AAE Member and Partner Meeting

AIDS Action Europe Member and Partner Meeting 2022

On December 10, after two years of online meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, AIDS Action Europe (AAE) organised its annual Member and Partner Meeting 2022 in Berlin to bring together members of the network and provide them with a space for discussion and exchange. The meeting was made up of two parts: the meeting started with the welcome notes from the AAE Steering Committee Chair…
prep website@3x.png

Rapid Assessment on Access to PrEP in EU/EEA Countries

Today, on World AIDS Day we are proud to present our "Rapid Assessment on Access to PrEP in EU/EEA Countries". According to the latest ECDC/WHO HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report data “In 2021, sexual transmission between men was the most common mode in the EU/EEA and West”. Despite the fact that the burden of new HIV infections in the region continues to disproportionately affect gay and bisexual men…
SC call@3x.png

Call for Applications to the Steering Committee of AIDS Action Europe

The AIDS Action Europe Steering Committee, together with the AIDS Action Europe Office, are happy to announce the Call for Applications for the  first Steering Committee Members who will be directly elected by the AAE Membership   Driven by the goal to establish a more transparent and democratic governance structure for AIDS Action Europe, to ensure fair participation in the decision-making…
JUST LILA @2x.png

“53% of clients had never taken an HIV test before“ - interview with Lella Cosmaro about the pilot campaign on HIV self-testing in Italy

HIV self-testing is an important tool for people and populations who otherwise would not access services due to various reasons, including stigma and discrimination. Effect of measures implemented in the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic only highlighted the importance of this tool as well as the need for virtual interventions. Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 confirmed that HIV self-testing…
coalition@3x.png

Launching of the European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion

Today, on the occasion of European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance’s first Congress, 15 organisations, including AAE, have come together to proudly announce the launch of the European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion. The organisations who make up the Coalition are: Aids Action Europe (AAE), Amnesty International, Correlation European Harm Reduction Network (Correlation EHRN),…
elections website.png

First Direct Elections to The Steering Committee of AIDS Action Europe

We have good news! For the first time in the history of the Network, the members of AAE are going to directly elect the members of the Steering Committee! Driven by the goal to ensure a more transparent and democratic governance structure for AIDS Action Europe, as well as to strengthen the collaboration within the network, the Steering Committee of AAE decided to establish direct elections to…
TNs 2022 selected.png

“HIV, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections” Thematic Network led by the EU CSF was selected by the European Commission.

“HIV, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections” Thematic Network by the EU CSF was among four proposals selected by the European Commission at the 2022 Thematic Networks kick-off meeting. Below are all four proposals:  “DisQo anti-discrimination & health equity” led by the European Public Health Alliance “HIV, Tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and sexually…
shutterstock_1406696738-1080x675.jpg

Joint Rome Declaration on access to medicine

AIDS Action Europe together with other members of the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines have endorsed the Joint Rome Declaration to raise awareness and concerns on the most pressing issues related to access to affordable medicines.  The Declaration was developed as an outcome of the Alliance' annual meeting that took place on June 9-10 in Rome and where  AIDS…

Tweeter news
@aidsactioneurop