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Assessment-on-the-Impact-of-COVID-19-on-Sex-Workers-Acces

COVID-19 crisis impact on access to health services for sex workers in Europe and Central Asia

by International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN)
This assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers’ access to health services in Europe and Central Asia was developed by the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) through consultations with their memberhips. This resource was developed as part of a monitoring exercise to document the impact of COVID-19…
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Affordability, Care and support, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Positive prevention, Post-exposure prophylaxis (PeP), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Reproductive health, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Tubercolosis, Universal access, Viral hepatitis
EATG-Rapid-Assessment-COVID-19-crisis-Impact-on-PLHIV-an

EATG Rapid Assessment: COVID-19 crisis’ Impact on PLHIV and on Communities Most Affected by HIV

by European AIDS Treatment Group
This rapid assessment aims to document in a structured manner the perceptions of people living with and affected by HIV and that of organisations providing services to affected communities about the way in which COVID-19 impacts their health, well-being and access to HIV related prevention, treatment and care. This assessment has its limitations and biases (little time to develop the tool,…
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Gender, Inequalities in health

AFEW International Report "Interruption and Innovation"

by AFEW International
AFEW International released the COVID-19 report “Interruption and Innovation” with an overview of disruptions of and responses to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at risk for HIV, TB and viral hepatitis due to Covid-19 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The purpose of this document, commissioned by AFEW International, is to provide an overview of the impact of the pandemic…
Central Asia, Eastern Europe Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy, Affordability, Capacity building, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Media, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Treatment as prevention (TasP), Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
A-brief-guide-to-monitoring-anti-trans-violence-2020

A brief guide to monitoring anti-trans violence

by Transgender Europe (TGEU)
On this International Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), TGEU, in collaboration with partner organisations, is publishing the booklet “A brief guide to monitoring anti-trans violence” in English and Russian. Given the present challenging circumstances and growing concerns around COVID-19, TGEU is concerned about the human rights of trans and gender-diverse communities. This guide serves as a tool to…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy
Policy-Demands-The-impact-of-COVID-19-on-sex-workers-in-Eur

Policy Demands: The impact of COVID-19 on sex workers in Europe and Central Asia and recommendations for Policy Makers

by International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE)
The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), a network of more than 100 organisations supporting sex workers has published its demands to European institutions and national governments, including emergency income replacement, a moratorium on fines, arrests and prosecution related to sex work and immigration status, access to health care for all and regularisation of…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, Sex workers Advocacy, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations
Rights-in-the-time-of-COVID-19--Lessons-from-HIV-for-an-e

Rights in the time of COVID-19 — Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response

by UNAIDS
We are facing an unpredictable and highly dynamic situation as a global community. However, as we have seen from the solidarity, support and power of communities in the HIV epidemic and already in communities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the response must not be fear and stigma. 
Global General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Human rights
What-people-living-with-HIV-need-to-know-about-HIV-and-COVID

What people living with HIV need to know about HIV and COVID-19

by UNAIDS
COVID-19 is a serious disease and all people living with HIV should take all recommended preventive measures to minimize exposure to, and prevent infection by, the virus that causes COVID-19. As in the general population, older people living with HIV or people living with HIV with heart or lung problems may be at a higher risk of becoming infected with the virus and of suffering more serious…
Global Health care professionals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Care and support, Co-infections, Treatment
Preparedness-preventionand-control-of-COVID-19-in-prisons-a

Preparedness, preventionand control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention

by WHO
The guidance provides useful information to staff and health care providers working in prisons, and to prison authorities. It explains how to prevent and address a potential disease outbreak and stresses important human rights elements that must be respected in the response to COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Access to information and adequate health care provision, including…
Global Health care professionals, Prisoners (ex-) Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Treatment
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Spotlight: HIV–related discrimination against women and girls

by UNAIDS
Across the world, gender inequality, violence, poverty and insecurity continue to stoke excessive HIV risk among women and girls, especially those in marginalized and excluded communities.
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women Care and support, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education, Stigma and discrimination, Treatment
Femifesto-2020

Femifesto in Support of Sex Workers’ Rights

by info@sexworkeurope.org
The signatories of this online manifesto, who are women’s rights, feminist, and sex workers’ rights organisations and collectives, express support for sex workers’ self-determination and the recognition of sex work as work. With women’s rights, reproductive rights and gender equality threatened across Europe and Central-Asia, the signatories are in solidarity with sex workers, who face myriad…
Global General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Sex workers Advocacy, Gender, Policy, Stigma and discrimination
CIVIL-SOCIETY-MONITORING-OF-HARM-REDUCTION-IN-EUROPE-2019

Civil Society Monitoring of Harm Reduction in Europe, 2019

by Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN)
This monitoring report covers certain areas of drug policy and practice produced by Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN). The purpose of this report is to enrich the information and knowledge base of harm reduction interventions in Europe from the viewpoint of civil society organisations, meaning organisations that directly work for, and with, people who use drugs. We believe…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Viral hepatitis

Women and HIV. Accepting the Challenge (video)

by Deutsche Aidshilfe
The Conference “Empowering Women Living with HIV in Eastern Europe” took place on November 22-24, 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. The conference in Minsk gave the participants a feeling of strength and inspiration, support and sisterhood, love and self-confidence. The conference was organized and conducted by Deutsche Aidshilfe (German Association of HIV Service Organizations), as part of the German…
Central Asia, Eastern Europe Heterosexuals, LGBTI, NGOs, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Sex workers, Women Advocacy, Capacity building, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Legislation, Policy, Reproductive health, Sexual and reproductive health, Stigma and discrimination
Consolidated-guideline-on-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and

Consolidated Guideline on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV

by WHO
This document celebrates the wealth of fierce activism around our sexual and reproductive health and rights led by inspiring women living with HIV who are cracking the whip for the changes we want, which are long overdue. This work is characterized by being poorly funded, unrecognized and rarely documented in peer-reviewed journals.  This guideline is meant to help countries to more effectively…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy, Gender, Human rights, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reproductive health, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health
ESTICOM-Training-material-wwwmsm-trainingsorg

ESTICOM Training Material for Community Health Worker adressing gay men and other MSM

by Barrie Dwyer, Takudzwa Mukiwa, (THT); Matthias Kuske, Dr. Dirk Sander (DAH)
The training material toolbox curriculum for training Community Health Worker (CHW) working with gay men and other MSM was developed in the frame of the EU-funded ESTICOM project (www.esticom.eu). Its aim is to help inceasing the quality of the services CHW provide. It addresses a wide range of topics CHW are working with and covers all main areas CHW address in their work. It consists of Face-to…
Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), NGOs Advocacy, Capacity building, Care and support, Epidemiology, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Media, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Positive prevention, Post-exposure prophylaxis (PeP), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Quality development and assurance, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Treatment as prevention (TasP), Universal access, Viral hepatitis
2019-EU-DRUG-MARKETS-REPORT-FROM-THE-EMCDDA-AND-EUROPOL

2019 EU Drug Markets Report from the EMCDDA and Europol

by European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)
This report provides a strategic and action-oriented analysis of the information available on Europe’s drug market. It uses a broad definition of the illicit drug market, encompassing the illicit production, trafficking, wholesale distribution and sale of controlled substances to the end user. The drug market has wide-ranging impacts on both security and public health, and therefore such a…
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers Care and support, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Stigma and discrimination, Treatment
-HIV-Testing-Monitoring-Implementation-of-the-Dublin-Declar

HIV Testing, Monitoring Implementation of the Dublin Declaration on Partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2018 progress report

by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
This report presents the situation of HIV testing in Europe and Central Asia. It summarises data on implementation of national guidelines that shape HIV testing policies, the provision and uptake of HIV testing services in general and among key populations, and efforts being made to widen engagement with HIV testing and reduce late diagnosis.
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Epidemiology, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Treatment
HIV-Outcomes---Good-Practices-in-the-Long-Term-Care-of-Peopl

HIV Outcomes - Good Practices in the Long-Term Care of People living with HIV: Learning from Country Experiences Germany and Romania

by HIV Outcomes
This report highlights some good practices in Germany including the introduction of quality-assured specialist services which provide excellent care to people with HIV. Findings and good practices identified in Germany and Romania were presented in the European Parliament in November 2019. This enabled stakeholders to share important learnings that will prove to be valuable in countries across…
WHO European region Health care professionals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Ageing with HIV, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Quality development and assurance
HIV-Outcomes-Beyond-Viral-Suppression-2019

HIV Outcomes Beyond Viral Suppression

by The Lancet
In the era of modern antiretroviral therapy people living with HIV can expect to live a normal lifespan. However substantial barriers to accessing non-HIV related care exist and impact the wellbeing of this population. Current targets for the HIV response focus on testing, treatment and viral suppression. This new Series, published by The Lancet HIV, and the first for the journal, explores wider…
Global Health care professionals, Policy makers Ageing with HIV, Care and support
Integrate-and-Partner-Notification-2019

Integrate and Partner Notification

by Lella Cosmaro, Fondazione LILA Milano ONLUS, Italy
Lella Cosmaro, working at Fondazione LILA Milano ONLUS, Italy, former AIDS Action Europe (AAE) Steering Committee Member, introduced during AAE's Member and Partner Meeting 2019 the Joint Action on integrating prevention, testing and linkage to care strategies across HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs in Europe. Ms. Cosmaro showed in particular the role of partner notification at Integrate. 
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Affordability, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Harm reduction, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Positive prevention, Post-exposure prophylaxis (PeP), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment as prevention (TasP), Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
HIV-and-the-Criminal-Code-HIV-Nordic-2019

HIV and the Criminal Code in the Nordic Countries

by Sini Pasanen, Executive Director at Positiiviset ry, HivFinland
Sini Pasanen, Executive Director at Positiiviset ry, HivFinland and AIDS Action Europe's (AAE) Steering Committee Chair, presented at the AAE Member and Partner Meeting 2019 the work around HIV transmission and exposure criminalization in the Nordic Countries.
Northern Europe Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation
Partner-notification-in-the-European-context-2019

Partner Notification and Criminalisation

by Michael Krone, Executive Coordinator, AIDS Action Europe
Michael Krone, Executive Coordinator at AIDS Action Europe, presented at AAE's Member and Partner Meeting 2019 the topic partner notification in the European context, outlining its different backgrounds, different cultures and different history.
WHO European region General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Co-infections, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy
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Working with the media on HIV criminalisation

by Edwin J Bernard, Executive Director, HIV Justice Network
Edwin J Bernard, Executive Director at HIV Justice Network and global co-ordinator of HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, presented at the AIDS Action Europe Member and Partner Meeting 2019 why media matters in HIV criminalisation advocacy and how to work with media. 
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Health care professionals, Heterosexuals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-), Refugees, Sex workers, Tourists / travellers, Women, Youth Human rights, Media
HIV-CRIMINALISATION-IN-ENGLAND-amp-WALES-GUIDELINES-FOR-P

Criminalisation in England and Wales: Guidelines for Police and Prosecutors

by Calum Douglas, Policy and Campaigns Officer at National AIDS Trust (NAT, UK)
Calum Douglas, Policy and Campaigns Officer at National AIDS Trust (NAT, UK) presented during the AIDS Action Europe Member and Partner Meeting 2019 NAT's good practice on how to improve legal guidance on prosecutions related to HIV and STI transmission.
Global, WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy
The-European-HIV-Legal-Forum-and-preliminary-findings-of-the

The European HIV Legal Forum – Criminalization of HIV-transmission, exposure and non-disclosure

by AIDS Action Europe
Ferenc Bagyinszky, Project Coordinator at AIDS Action Europe, presented during AIDS Action Europe's Member and Partner Meeting 2019 the European HIV Legal Forum and preliminary findings of its HIV-criminalization project.
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Affordability, Co-infections, Inequalities in health, Migration, STI's
HIV-Justice-Network-Presentation-2019-on-HIV-Criminalisation

HIV Criminalisation in the WHO European region and around the world

by Edwin J Bernard, Executive Director, HIV Justice Network
Edwin J Bernard, Executive Director at HIV Justice Network and Global Co‐ordinator of HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, presented at AIDS Action Europe Member and Partner Meeting 2019 a broad overview of HIV‐criminal laws and unjust applications of general criminal laws to people living with HIV.
Global General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Human rights, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Stigma and discrimination
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Trafficking 101: a community resource for sex workers' rights activists

by International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe
As part of its programme 'Rights not Rescue: Sex Work, Migration, Exploitation and Trafficking', ICRSE is launching a new resource 'Trafficking 101: a community resource for sex workers' rights activists' Trafficking in human beings has become a priority issue of international and national organisations, governments as well as corporations, businesses and philanthropists over the last decades.…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Migrants, Sex workers Advocacy, Capacity building, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Migration, Policy, Stigma and discrimination
INPUD-Universal-Health-Coverage-2019

What does Universal Health Coverage mean for People Who Use Drugs: A Technical Brief

by International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)
This INPUD Technical Brief explains how Universal Health Coverage (UHC) can be both an opportunity and a concern for the health and rights of people who use drugs. 
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, People who use drugs (PUD) Care and support, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Universal access
European-Prevention-Curriculum-2019-EMCDDA

European Prevention Curriculum

by European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
A handbook for decision-makers, opinion-makers and policy-makers in science-based prevention of substance use This handbook has been developed with the primary purpose of providing specific reference material for the European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) training courses. It also serves to provide a more general introduction to prevention science and, in particular, to science-based interventions…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy, Care and support, Harm reduction, Testing and counselling, Treatment
Prison-training-report-HA-REACT-2019

Opioid Substitution Treatment and harm reduction training report: challenges for prisons and the criminal justice system

by HA-REACT - Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction
The overall objective of the training was to improve the knowledge of health and social sector personnel working in prisons to help them implement effective OST programs in their countries, looking at the wider harm reduction agenda and at the continuity of care for prisoners who use drugs, who are HIV+ or co-infected (HCV, HBV, TB). The training was designed on the basis of the outcomes and…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers Care and support, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Policy, Viral hepatitis
Simplifying-models-of-care-for-treating-hepatits-C-in-people

Simplifying models of care for treating hepatits C in people who inject drugs

by HA-REACT - Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction
In this review, we use model of care (MoC) to signify a setting-specific framework that outlines how to provide PWID with relevant services and interventions throughout the HCV cascade of care. Four key questions are critical to simplify models of care for treating hepatitis C in people who use drugs Models of care for HCV in PWID need to be redesigned to reflect the recent availability of direct…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Care and support, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Policy, Viral hepatitis

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