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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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Call for Interest: Small Grants in the Framework of the AAE Capacity Building Activities on Harm Reduction in the Context of Chemsex

Dear AAE Member Organisations, We are pleased to announce a call for small grants in the framework of the AAE capacity-building activities on Harm Reduction in the Context of Chemsex.  AAE member organisations registered and based in one of the EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Ukraine, Moldova or Montenegro are invited to apply. The application deadline is July 31. Grant options A: Translation of the AAE training manual “Harm reduction in the context of chemsex: training manual” into your national language (up to 900€); or/and B: Conducting a national-level Training on Harm Reduction in the…
Open Call: Communication specialist

Open Call: Strategic Communication Specialist

AIDS Action Europe is looking for a Strategic Communication Specialist for the period of 15.07.2024 – 31.12.2024 to develop a new communication strategy for the network and carry out other communication and dissemination activities in the framework of AAE’s core areas of work.   The call is open for applicants registered in one of the EU member states, in Norway, Iceland, Ukraine, or Moldova. The work tasks can be performed remotely and/or in the AAE office in Berlin. The application deadline is 07.07.2024, 23:59 CET. You can find other essential information about the tasks, services,…
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AAE joins the Support. Don't Punish Global Day of Action 2024

Join AAE communication activities for the Support. Don't Punish Global Day of Action on 26 June: Share your suggestions for the improvement of national drug policies here and we will create a series of social posts featuring your responses. You can also send us a photo of you with a "Support. Don't Punish" sign and we will include it in the post.  Support. Don't Punish is a global advocacy campaign calling for drug policies based on health and human rights. Find out more here. Thank you for your support.

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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European HIV Legal Forum: Access to HIV-and co-infection(s) treatment, care and prevention services for people who use drugs. A comparative 10-country report

Addressing the needs of people who use drugs in the context of HIV and co-infection(s) is not just a health issue but also a matter of social justice and human rights. The pursuit of health equity, as enshrined in the SDGs, calls for a comprehensive approach that encompasses harm reduction, integrated care models, and supportive policies. This report aims to explore these dimensions in detail, offering insights into the challenges faced, the progress made, and the path forward in ensuring equitable access to health services for people who use drugs in Europe.

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Services for women who use drugs or opioid substitution therapy. Practical examples for harm reduction and HIV service organisations

This handbook offers concrete suggestions and practical examples of activities for women who use drugs. It can also just serve as inspiration for other types of initiatives and projects. The aim is to increase the uptake of services by women who use drugs in the medium term.
To make these suggestions for specific activities as practical as possible, we have developed them in the form of fact sheets, based on the knowledge and experience of women working in women-specific organisations.

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Policy Paper on Strengthening Community HIV Testing the WHO European Region

The Policy Paper is a result of a comparative 28-country report conducted by the COBATEST Network in 2022-2023.

Despite their valuable contributions, CSOs providing community HIV testing services encounter several challenges in their efforts to expand community HIV testing: inconsistent legal frameworks non-inclusion in national HIV plans, sustainability and funding, underutilization of data, provider training

To address these challenges and maximize the impact of community HIV testing efforts, the Policy Paper proposes a set of recommendations. 

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