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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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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 and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) and other key populations, most EU Member States have failed to scale up their prevention efforts, including the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP…
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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 process of the network, and to strengthen the collaboration within the network, the newly developed election procedure foresees that AIDS Action Europe members directly elect their Steering Committee…
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“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 should be part of the diverse testing strategies implemented by countries. Still many countries in Europe and Central Asia do not recognize HIV self-testing as important part of their national HIV response…

Events

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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
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EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and Tuberculosis Civil Society Forum. 1 June 2022

The EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis Civil Society Forum met on June 1 to discuss the coordination of regional NGOs' response to the situation in Ukraine.  Here is the report from the meeting.  Meeting report 
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EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and Tuberculosis Civil Society Forum. 20 April 2022

The EU HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis Civil Society Forum met on April 20 to discuss the coordination of regional NGOs' response to the situation in Ukraine.  Here is the report from the meeting.  Meeting report 

Publications

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Rapid Assessment on Access to PrEP in EU/EEA Countries

The efforts to expand the use of PrEP face challenges worldwide. As such, the UNAIDS target of 3 million people having access to PrEP by 2020 globally, was not4 met. In Europe, there were 68 089 oral PrEP initiations in 2020.5 According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), "Greater access to PrEP and progress in PrEP implementation is needed to reach the SDG of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. To achieve this progress, it would be helpful for countries to gain a better understanding of the barriers within their country to implementing PrEP programmes.
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Global Fund Results Report 2022

Global Fund Results Report 2022 details how the partnership played a critical role in supporting countries and communities to respond to the pandemic and continue the progress in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

The coverage of treatment and prevention interventions for HIV, TB and malaria in countries where the Global Fund invests has increased rapidly since we were created in 2002. However, while the growth in HIV coverage levels remains steady, TB and malaria coverage have both declined in recent years. 

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Discrimination against People Living with HIV in Healthcare Settings

As long as stigma and discrimination are present in the society, both the global and
local initiatives will continue to fail to meet the objectives of reducing new infections,
increasing voluntary counselling and testing, having better linkages to care, and
increasing the number of PLHIV whose viral load is suppressed.

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