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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

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European Commission approves PrEP

Yesterday, 22 August, 2016, the European Commission announced the admission of Truvada as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV) in all 28 EU member states. Experts believe that it will be available on the pharmaceutical market within the next 6 months. Already now PrEP plays an important role, along with other measures, in HIV prevention. At the International AIDS Conference 2016 in Durban,…

Online application for community based research training - Aids Foundation East-West

Our partner organization AFEW (International) is organising a community-based research programme. The programme consists of several trainings and a small grants fund for community-based research projects. The programme is meant for communities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and is aimed to result in the submission of abstracts for the International AIDS Conference 2018, which will be…

World Hepatitis Day 2016 - many obstacles on the way to elimination of viral hepatitis

Since 2010 the World Hepatitis Day is held on July 28. On this day the world focuses on raising awareness about viral hepatitis. According to World Health Organization there are an estimated 400 million people infected with viral hepatitis B and C and around 1.45 million die annually from their consequences. Until recently, there was no global strategy on viral hepatitis, but in May 2016 the…

HIV-service organizations subject to the “foreign agent” act in Russia

More and more non-governmental organizations in Russia are included to the list of „foreign agents”, including HIV-service organizations. Some of our member organizations are also affected; Harm Reduction Network ESVERO in Moscow was recently registered as a “foreign agent”. As stated on the website of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the decision was made during the…

Ending AIDS – not without the Eastern European and Central Asian countries

The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) took place from 18 till 22 July, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This year’s slogan was Access Equity Rights Now. Our colleague, Michael Krone, was attending the conference. Please see below his article focusing on the situation in the EECA region. “I am hearing only bad news on Radio Africa” is a song from the 80s that I, currently attending the…

AAE activities in 2016: What we have done and what is planned

Today we would like to share with you our latest news on the activities of AIDS Action Europe in the first half of the year and also our plans and upcoming activities for the second half of the year. Meeting of the Steering Committee In April, the Steering Committee of AAE met in Belgrade, Serbia. It was a productive meeting with discussions on profiling of AAE and our planning till AIDS 2018.…

Branded as foreign agent organisation in Russia

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation in Russia was just listed as an organisation carrying out the functions of a Foreign Agent. "Our organization works on issues related to public health: prevention of HIV, Tuberculosis, hepatitis C and drug overdoses. We also provide social support to people who suffer from drug dependence, helping them to stay healthy, referring them to medical and social services…

SRHR and Funding – “The Elephants in the Room”

AIDS Action Europe holds a seat on the NGO Delegation  to the UNAIDS PCB for the period of 2016-2017. Our colleague, Ferenc Bagyinszky, is the alternate delegate for Europe. The UNAIDS PCB has held its biannual meeting recently. Please find below a report from the perspective of our delegate. The 38th PCB meeting of the UNAIDS was held on June 28-30. UNAIDS was the first ever UN…

AAE hosted the presentation of the “aMASE - advancing Migrants Access to health Services in Europe” study results

On June 22nd, 2016, AAE hosted the presentation of the “aMASE - advancing Migrants Access to health Services in Europe” study results, presented by Matthias Wienold (Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V., Hannover). aMASE is a study funded by the European Commission and part of EuroCoord (Enhancing clinical and epidemiological HIV research in Europe through cohort collaboration). One work package of…

High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS – A half-hearted declaration does not acknowledge the leading role of communities and NGOs

EU HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum The United Nations intend to expand their engagement in order to end AIDS by 2030. That was the consensus of the declaration the member states adopted in the opening of the UN High Level Meeting in New York on ending AIDS. Before, there had been a political controversy because some countries, among them Russia, refused to support certain statements regarding…

HA-REACT stakeholders’ involvement settled

The coordinators of the Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) work packages (WP) have completed the next steps of the project deliverables. Meetings took place with relevant stakeholders in Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Each team also held a logical framework approach (LFA) workshop. The logframe approach is a project management…

Sustainability of programmes and recurring stock-outs concern the Serbian civil society

AIDS Action Europe met Serbian stakeholders during its meeting in Belgrade. More than 40 representatives of 20 Serbian NGOs working in the fields of HIV/AIDS prevention have participated in the Stakeholder meeting on 12th of April 2016. Among them - representatives of NGOs work with women living with HIV, vulnerable groups like LGBT, sex workers, Roma youth, drug users and organisations working…

“Linking and Learning" – AAE seminar at the EECAAC 2016

AIDS Action Europe (AAE) is participating in the 5th Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference in Moscow (EECAAC), on March 23-25, 2016. The decision of AAE’s participation was taken unanimously by the AAE Steering Committee. Anke van Dam, chair of the Steering Committee explains the decision: “With our attendance we want to express our support for the communities and its members in the…

Sustainability and Long-Term Funding in the HA-REACT Joint Action

On 14-15 March 2016, the WP8 lead partner CHIP (REGIONH), Denmark, and the coordinator of HA-REACT, THL, met their work package partners from Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia in Riga, Latvia. Guided by a logical framework approach (LFA), the meeting set the WP8 workplan for the coming years. The two main deliverables discussed were: an action-oriented…

Introduction Video of the HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse 2016

AIDS Action Europe has been hosting the HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse – the central database on HIV and AIDS in Europe and Central Asia since 2007. Do you want to know how to use the Clearinghouse, please watch the video! The Clearinghouse enables NGOs in Europe and Central Asia to share good practices and key documents so that they can inspire each other in our efforts to fight the HIV epidemic. It…

Open Letter to Prague Public Health Authority

Pan-European Networks of communities of people living with and affected by HIV, doctors and scientists call upon the Government of the Czech Republic to immediately stop the Prague Public Health Authority's persecution and intimidation of people living with HIV, and to return to evidence-based and proven practices in HIV prevention, testing and care in the Czech Republic. Brussels, 19 February…

EU Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction launched

On 14-15 January 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Union Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) held its first Partnership Forum to kick off activities. HA-REACT addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). This three-year project was…

AAE Steering Committee met Latvian civil society and other stakeholders in Riga

On April 20-21 the AIDS Action Europe (AAE) Steering Committee (SC) members had their first meeting of the year to discuss the new Strategic Framework and its actions, the Work Plan 2015, the review of AAE’s Communication Strategy and the Civil Society Forum Agenda for July 2015. In the afternoon of the second day, AAE met Latvian civil society representatives and other stakeholders at the…

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