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AIDS Action Europe brings together civil society to work towards a more effective response to the HIV epidemic in Europe and Central Asia.

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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 at Grindr, to discuss the possibilities of HIV and STI prevention using the app, and Tamás Bereczky, project coordinator of the European MSM and Trans* People Internet Survey (EMIS)  to present the new…
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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 Criminalisation in the EU: a Comparative 20 country report”. The poster is based on the EHLF HIV Criminalisation report, which was developed in two phases. In the first phase in 2018-2019, the data was…
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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 activities are within the 7 AAE core thematic areas.The discussion will lay the basis for the AAE work plan for 2024 and beyond.  As a part of the Member and Partner Meeting 2023, Dr. Tobias Oliveira…

Events

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EU Health Policy Platform Annual Meeting – Stakeholders’ Dialogue: Joint Statements, Study results and discussion

The annual meeting of the EU Health Policy Platform will be held on 19 April. As part of the morning session, Thematic Networks, including the Thematic Network on HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, and STIs led by the EU Civil Society Forum will present the Joint Statements. Joint Statements will cover four following areas: anti-discrimination & health equity; HIV, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections; Mental Health in All Policies Navigating Health Inequalities in the EU through Artificial intelligence. The Statements will be followed by a roundtable to share the…
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Thematic Network on HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, and STIs: Eliminating Stigma, Discrimination and Criminalisation of Key Populations - Webinar

The webinar Eliminating Stigma, Discrimination and Criminalisation of Key Population by the Thematic Network on HIV , TB, viral hepatitis, and STIs will provide evidence-based insights on stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations; as well as lived experiences of community speakers on how stigma and discrimination affect their quality of life and their access to health services. Speakers will discuss how political determinants, such as punitive laws and policies, hinder key populations from fully exercising their human rights and living a life free…
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EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and Tuberculosis Civil Society Forum. June 2022

The EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis Civil Society Forum met on June 15th.  Here is the report from the meeting. Meeting report

Publications

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AAE Poster "Legal and Policy Barriers to the Provision of Community-based testing services in Europe and Central Asia"

At HepHIV 2023, AAE presented the poster "Legal and Policy Barriers to the Provision of Community-based testing services in Europe and Central Asia"

The poster is a result of the project Community Led and Based HIV Services - Key to Ending the HIV Epidemic in Europe and Central Asia which was developed in partnership with CEEISCAT and LILA Milano and ran for 20 months in 2022-2023. The project focused on increasing, adapting, and improving community based testing services for HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted infections in Europe and Central Asia.

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AAE Poster “HIV Criminalisation in the EU: a Comparative 20 country report”

At HepHIV 2023, AAE presented the poster “HIV Criminalisation in the EU: a Comparative 20 country report”. The poster is based on the EHLF HIV Criminalisation report, which was developed in two phases.

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Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs

This joint guidance by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) aims to support policy-makers and public health/social programme planners by providing an evidence base for developing national strategies, policies, and programmes for preventing and controlling infections and infectious diseases among people who inject drugs. It also provides practice considerations and aims to inform the monitoring and evaluation of prevention and control strategies, policies, and programmes.

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