www.aidsactioneurope.org hivaidsclearinghouse.eu No. 6, August 2015 Russia flag
In this edition:
News from AIDS Action Europe
HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum XXI in Luxembourg
On July 6-7 the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum held its 21st meeting.

The HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum XXI in LuxembourgOn July 6-7 the HIV/AIDS Civil Society Forum held its 21st meeting. Besides the fixed agenda points, such as reporting of CSF activities and updates from the European Commission and the agencies, the meeting´s agenda focused on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and the use of gay dating apps for prevention among MSM; prevention among youth; gender and women issues; the role of self-testing in reaching the 90-90-90 targets (90% diagnosed), and an update on Quality Action. The forum also discussed the findings of the START study, which raised the issue of affordability again.

The full report and an executive summary of the meeting will be shortly available on AIDS Action Europe´s website.
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AAE at the AIDSImpact Conference 2015 in Amsterdam 
The AIDS Impact Conference is an international behavioural and psychosocial science conference that addresses issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. The Conference took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from July 28 to 31, 2015.
AAE co-hosting the CHAFEA Health Programme symposium with Quality Action and Euro Health NetAIDS Action Europe not only used the opportunity to disseminate information materials at the CHAFEA stand but also was invited to co-host the CHAFEA Health Programme symposium “Doing the right things right – Guidance, Standards and Quality in the European response to HIV and co-infections” of nine projects funded by the European Commission together with Quality Action and Euro Health Net.
It was a good conference, not only in terms of new and interesting presentations and discussions but also as it provided a perfect opportunity for networking and linking up.

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European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2015

HIV in Europe announced the inclusion of viral hepatitis testing in European HIV Testing Week.
http://www.testingweek.eu/ckfinder/userfiles/files/2015/2015-HIV-Hep-testing-week-Press-release.pdfThe announcement aims to encourage hepatitis community groups from across Europe to sign-up to participate in the 2015 testing week activities – moving forward the week will be known as European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2015. It will take place from November, 20 to 27. HIV in Europe is asking for communities to unite to increase awareness of the benefits of HIV and viral hepatitis testing and campaign for access to treatment in order to prevent further transmissions throughout Europe – which is why the theme for 2015 is TEST.TREAT.PREVENT.
Brian West, Co-Chair of the HIV in Europe initiative and Steering Committee Member of AIDS Action Europe said: "With the support of participating organisations, European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week aims to communicate the benefits of testing, because today people living with HIV can live into their older-years with early treatment; and those with hepatitis C can be cured."
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UNAIDS‬ is developing its 2016-2021 Strategy
‪‎http://www.unaidsstrategy2021.org/UNAIDS‬ is in the procedure of developing its 2016-2021 Strategy. Have your voice heard in the virtual consultation taking part between August 3 and 18.
"The world has set its sights on ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. To reach this objective, the response must be urgently Fast-Tracked. By October, UNAIDS will have an ambitious new strategy to take this agenda forwards – one that builds on the current UNAIDS strategy “Getting to Zero” and the remarkable progress achieved in the AIDS response. The strategy will provide strategic focus for resources and will accelerate rights-based, evidence-informed action in the areas where it is most needed."
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NETWORK NEWS - New Resources at the Clearinghouse

  • EAST AND WEST TOGETHER. AFEW - Annual Report 2014
    In this report AFEW communicates the urgency of attention, both political and financial, that is needed in the region to inhibit the spread of HIV. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where HIV incidence continues to climb, already reaching 1.5 million people. In this region, fewer than 50% of people who use drugs, sex workers and men who have sex with men have access to HIV testing.

UPCOMING EVENTS: September - October 2015
  • World Hepatitis Summit - September 2-4, 2015 Glasgow, Scotland
  • International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI) Conference - September 22-24, 2015 Barcelona, Spain
  • Lisbon Addictions Conference - September 23-25, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
  • AAE Voluntary Testing and Councelling outside Medical Settings Meeting - October 2-3, 2015 Berlin, Germany
  • AAE European HIV Legal Forum - October 5,7, 2015 Berlin, Germany
  • AIDS Action Europe Steering Committee Meeting - October 8-9, 2015 Berlin, Germany
  • EACS: European AIDS Conference - October 21-24, 2015 Barcelona, Spain
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