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Manifesto to Align HIV Prevention Research with Trans and Gender-Diverse Realities

by Appenroth M, Davids JD, Feuer C, Kgositau TR, Mugo IN, AVAC
No Data No More: Manifesto to Align HIV Prevention Research with Trans and Gender Diverse Realities, written and informed by trans and gender-diverse (TGD) global activists, with support and solidarity from AVAC, offers practical and essential priorities for demonstrable and viable HIV interventions for TGD people. The manifesto reflects the urgent need for peer-led HIV prevention research with…
Global LGBTI Advocacy, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Research, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education, Social issues
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Chemsex and Harm Reduction for Gay Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

by Harm Reduction International
Chemsex, which has come to the attention of public health professionals in the past decade, involves both sexual and drug-related high risk behaviours such as multiple sexual partners, the use of multiple drugs together, and injecting drug use.
Global Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Youth Harm reduction, Prevention, Sexual and reproductive health
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Sex Work and Migration in CEECA

by Sex Workers’ Advocacy Network (SWAN)
This briefing paper  by the Sex Workers’ Advocacy Network (SWAN) explores the situation and needs of migrant sex workers in the Central, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia region (CEECA). It aims at better understanding the movements of migrant sex workers; their experiences in accessing services and support; the human rights violations they face and what the membership believe would make a…
Caucasus, Central Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe (Undocumented) Migrants, Migrants, Sex workers Migration, Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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Civil Society Monitoring of Harm Reduction in Europe 2020 Executive Summary

by Correlation European Harm Reduction Network
The second civil society-led monitoring re-port produced by Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) aims at enriching the information and knowledge base of harm reduction interventions in Europe from the viewpoint of civil society organisations. More than one hundred organisations and individuals from 34 European countries have contributed to the collection of data. The executive…
WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-), Refugees, Sex workers Advocacy, Affordability, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Prevention, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Universal access
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2021 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update — Confronting inequalities — Lessons for pandemic responses from 40 years of AIDS

by UNAIDS
The UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2021 highlights evidence that people living with HIV are more vulnerable to COVID-19, but that widening inequalities are preventing them from accessing COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services.  The report shows how COVID-19 lockdowns and other restrictions have badly disrupted HIV testing—in many countries this has led to steep drops in HIV diagnoses, referrals to care…
Caucasus, Central Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Global, Northern Europe, Regional, Southern Europe, Western Europe, WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women, Youth Affordability, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Research, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Treatment as prevention (TasP)
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HIV and Migration: Understanding the barriers faced by people born abroad living with HIV in the UK

by National AIDS Trust
This report from the National Aids Trust supported by Trust for London, interviewed migrants living with HIV in the UK about their experience of living with HIV in the UK. The report found migrants are being left behind in the UK’s response to HIV, despite being disproportionately affected by HIV. This report explores these and makes recommendations to improve the health outcomes and quality of…
Northern Europe, Western Europe (Undocumented) Migrants, Migrants, Refugees Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Policy
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Sex Work and HIV in Europe. Advocacy Tool Kit

by ICRSE. EATG
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.
Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe Sex workers Advocacy, HIV and labor, Migration

Anti-Trans Hate Crimes in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia

by TGEU
TGEU collects reports of violence and hate incidents against trans people every year and, together with partner organisations, submits them to the Offce for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). TGEU’s submission to ODIHR covers hate crimes against trans people in Azerbaijan, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan…
WHO European region LGBTI Advocacy, Human rights
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Civil society declaration for the United Nations General Assembly 2021 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

by Civil Society
Civil Society Declaration for the United Nations General Assembly 2021 High-Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS “End inequalities. End AIDS. Act now!” signed by over 700 organisations, networks and institutions globally, among them AIDS Action Europe. The declaration is a global outcome of the regional civils society consultations to the multistakeholder hearing in preparation to the HLM on HIV. The…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Sex workers Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Policy
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Civil Society Monitoring of Harm Reduction in Europe 2020 Data Report

by Correlation European Harm Reduction Network
The second civil society-led monitoring re-port produced by Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) aims at enriching the information and knowledge base of harm reduction interventions in Europe from the viewpoint of civil society organisations. More than one hundred organisations and individuals from 34 European countries have contributed to the collection of data with an…
Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers Advocacy, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation, Prevention, Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
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2nd EMIS-2017 Community Report

by EMIS 2017
The 2nd EMIS-2017 Community Report, published 27 November 2020, focuses on gay men living with HIV in Europe and is coordinated by Mick Quinlan (Gay Health Network, Dublin, Ireland). It has been translated into the seven most commonly spoken languages in Europe: German, Russian, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, and Spanish, as well as into Arabic, Czech, and Portuguese. The 2nd community report…
WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM) Care and support, Monitoring and Evaluation, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Quality development and assurance, Research, Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment as prevention (TasP)
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“Under the radar: documenting violence against trans people”

by TGEU
The report “Under the radar: documenting violence against trans people” summarises the key results of the ProTrans project between 2015-2020. In this period, project partners from 5 countries (Hungary, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Turkey) collected incidents of violence from their contexts. Since 2014, TGEU has been working with community-based LGBT and trans organisations from Central-…
Regional, WHO European region LGBTI Human rights, Social issues
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Understanding Reasons for HIV Late Diagnosis: A Qualitative Study Among HIV-Positive Individuals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

by Bedert, M., Davidovich, U., de Bree, G. et al.
In 2019, in Netherlands, 48% of people newly diagnosed with HIV were considered late diagnoses. Epidemiological data from the Netherlands show that people who are diagnosed late constitute a highly diverse group, including heterosexual men and women, as well as those who perceive themselves as belonging to an older generation of men who have sex with men (MSM). The study looks for the reasons why…
Western Europe (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, General public, LGBTI, Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling
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Factsheet on LGBTI issues

by ECRI
ECRI Factsheet on LGBTI issues summarises recommendations made by ECRI to safeguard and protect LGBTI persons’ rights as a result of ECRI’s monitoring visits to 47 member states. The factsheet was prepared by the Secretariat of ECRI in close consultation with the ECRI Task Force on LGBTI issues and aims to present ECRI key standards on issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex…
WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM) Gender, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Stigma and discrimination
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Sex work and Feminism. A guide on the feminist principle of sex work organizing

by The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN)
In order to prepare its membership for potential abolitionist campaigns, the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) initiated conversations with its members on topics related to sex work and feminism. SWAN organized several physical and online workshops, where sex workers had the chance to reflect on their relations with women’s rights or feminist groups, to formulate counter-arguments to…
WHO European region Sex workers Advocacy, Gender, Human rights, Migration
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HIV and the Police. Case studies exploring local responses to HIV stigma in the police

by National AIDS Trust
The report by the National AIDS Trust explores the experience of the local community organisations and police forces in Merseyside and Avon and Somerset in the UK working on to improve understanding of HIV and address HIV stigma in the force. The case studies explore the initiatives each force has taken, whether they were successful and why. This report is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing…
Northern Europe, Western Europe People living with HIV (PLHIV) Advocacy, Human rights, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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Updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoring Updated recommendations on HIV prevention, infant diagnosis, antiretroviral initiation and monitoring

by WHO
These guidelines provide new and updated recommendations on the use of point-of-care testing in children under 18 months of age and point-of-care tests to monitor treatment in people living with HIV; the treatment monitoring algorithm; and timing of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV who are being treated for tuberculosis.
Global General public, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Youth Co-infections, Epidemiology, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the EU/EEA and the UK: implementation, standards and monitoring

by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
This operational guidance document provides practical recommendations and key considerations to inform the development and implementation of PrEP programmes at national and sub-national levels throughout the EU/EEA. The document begins with key considerations for PrEP implementation in the EU/EEA and provides an overview of key markers of readiness to deliver larger-scale PrEP programmes. It also…
Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, LGBTI, Refugees, Women, Youth Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education
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COVID-19 AND PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS Essential interventions to save lives and protect people

by The Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network
The publication by the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe and Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network gives a voice to people who use drugs and other marginalised and underserved communities, as well as health and social workers delivering services under challenging conditions to bring the COVID-19 outbreak to an end. It gathers valuable experiences and presents responses from which we…
Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe People who use drugs (PUD) Advocacy, Harm reduction
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Evaluation of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

by Exteranl Evaluation
This report presents findings from an external evaluation of the impacts and legacy of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. It explores the fulfilment of the Commission’s objectives, taking into account the perspectives and experiences of representatives from government, including law and policy makers, civil society including those most marginalised and affected by HIV, as well as United…
Global NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Work and HIV
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Peer driven or driven peers? A rapid review of peer involvement of people who use drugs in HIV and harm reduction services in low‑ and middle‑income countries

by Judy Chang, Shaun Shelly, Machteld Busz, Claudia Stoicescu, Arif Rachman Iryawan, Dinara Madybaeva, Yuri de Boer and Andy Guise
This rapid review written for the Harm Reduction Journal, conceived and written by INPUD’s Executive Director Judy Chang, Andy Guise and Shaun Shelly along with community and civil society leaders examines available literature with the goal of critically assessing the evidence in support of increasing peer involvement in low and middle income settings. The findings of this rapid review include:…
Global Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD) Capacity building, Harm reduction, Prevention

Policy recommendations on Access to HIV-, Viral Hepatitis-, and TB-Services for People in Prison and Other Closed Settings

by European HIV Legal Forum
In 2019 the European HIV Legal Forum (EHLF) produced a comparative legal report on access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB-services for people in prison and other closed settings, based on a legal survey launched in the 10 countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Based on and derived from the main findings of the report…
WHO European region Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Advocacy, Epidemiology, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stigma and discrimination, Universal access
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HIV and STI Testing and Treatment Policies

by NSWP
This briefing paper explores sex workers' experiences of HIV and STI testing and treatment programmes from a global perspective. Sex workers are rarely included in the development and implementation of programming. Programming that does exist often violates the rights of sex workers. Through case studies and interviews, this briefing paper demonstrates there is a need for greater investment in…
Global Migrants, Sex workers Gender, Prevention, Sexual and reproductive health, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Successful Community-Led Monitoring Practices in the EECA Region

by Elena Rastokina, UNAIDS
This document present the analysis of existing community-led monitoring practices in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region, which will lay the foundation for future changes required by the PLHIV community and civil society in general.
Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Sex workers, Women Capacity building, Gender, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Policy, Sexual and reproductive health
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Ethical considerations in HIV prevention trials

by UNAIDS, WHO
UNAIDS and the World Health Organization have published this updated guidance on ethical considerations in HIV prevention trials. The new guidance is the result of a year-long process that saw more than 80 experts and members of the public give inputs and is published 21 years after the first edition appeared. The HIV prevention goal set in the United Nations 2016 Political Declaration on Ending…
Global Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Sex workers, Women Advocacy, Care and support, Epidemiology, Prevention, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Improving men’s uptake of HIV testing and linkage to services

by WHO
In 2019 an estimated 7.2 million people, 19% of all those with HIV, were undiagnosed. Men in high HIV burden settings and men from key populations are consistently less likely to  know their HIV status than women. WHO recommends a  strategic mix of differentiated HIV testing services (HTS) approaches to reach men and link  them to appropriate prevention and treatment services. This policy brief…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Advocacy, Co-infections, Prevention, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Tubercolosis
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COVID-19 in marginalised groups: challenges, actions and voices

by Nobody Left Outside (NLO)
The Nobody Left Outside coalition has developed this briefing paper for the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development to: Explain to policymakers the particular challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses among marginalised groups in Europe. This is done via a unique exercise mapping the inter-related impacts associated with homelessness, sex work…
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Migrants, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Prisoners (ex-), Refugees, Sex workers Advocacy, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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Guidance on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for serodiscordant couples, men and transgender women who have sex with men at high risk of HIV

by WHO
These recommendations have been developed specifically to address the daily use of antiretrovirals in HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV infection. This prevention approach is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis. At this stage evidence is available from studies with two groups: men and transgender women who have sex with men; and serodiscordant heterosexual couples. In parallel,…
Global Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Sexual and reproductive health
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Policy Brief on Access to HIV-, Viral Hepatitis-, and TB-Services for People in Prison and Other Closed Settings

by AIDS Action Europe
In 2019 the European HIV Legal Forum (EHLF) produced a comparative legal report on access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB-services for people in prison and other closed settings, based on a legal survey launched in the 10 countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Based on and derived from the main findings of the report…
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy
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Policy Recommendations on HIV-Criminalization

by European HIV Legal Forum
“HIV criminalization” refers to the use of criminal law to penalize alleged, perceived or potential HIV exposure; alleged nondisclosure of a known HIV-positive status prior to sexual contact (including acts that do not risk HIV transmission); or non-intentional HIV transmission. These policy recommendations are based on and derived from the AIDS Action Europe policy brief on HIV criminalization.
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stigma and discrimination

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