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News from AIDS Action Europe

AIDS Action Europe is in the procedure of re-launching its Clearinghouse to make it more user-friendly and interactive.
ClearinghouseYou are cordially invited to participate in a research study about the experiences you have had with using our Clearinghouse database. Your opinion and input is crucial for the success of the planning and evaluation of the upcoming re-Launch 2015 of AAEs’ Clearinghouse.

The questionnaire will take about 10 to 15 min to complete.

Latest News and Reports on the situation in Eastern Ukraine
The International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) condemns Russia’s denial of harm reduction interventions to people who use drugs, both in the Russian Federation and in Crimea. 
INPUD lauched a video titled "Slow Death in Ukraine", which documents some of the on-the-ground impacts of Russia’s annexation of Crimea on the health and human rights of people who use drugs. Instead of being offered healthcare and service provision, people who use drugs in Crimea have been expected to endure opiate withdrawal and the lack of holistic healthcare. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea, as many as 100 people who use drugs have died due to the lack of prevention, treatment and care services. 
On April 1 Alliance Ukraine launched a situation report on the status of HIV, TB, HCV and OST prevention and treatment programs in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts; a framework of comprehensive HIV, TB, and hepatitis prevention and treatment measures.

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Sign up: HIV Prevention Manifesto - We need PrEP now!
This call from HIV and LGTB community organisations in Europe to both public health authorities and pharmaceutical companies was released as part of efforts to improve HIV prevention, sexual health and health seeking behaviour among gay men and other men having sex with men who are at risk of HIV infection.

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Consultation on UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021

UNAIDS is preparing its Strategy for 2016-2021. In preparation of their strategy, UNAIDS is holding a series of consultations both regional and virtual consultations. The regional consultations for Europe are taking place in March and April, the virtual consultation´s deadline has been extended to April 2nd, 2015. To participate in the virtual consultation, visit www.unaidsstrategy2021.org

AIDS Action Europe attended the consultation for Western Europe on March 26-27. The regional consultation for Eastern Europe and Central Asia will take place in Minsk, Belarus on April 9th. For more information contact Vinay P. Saldanha.

Make sure your voice is heard, participate in either form of the consultation!
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CROI in Seattle 2015 - Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
CROI2015The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, or shortly CROI is an annual gathering of clinical researchers from around the world where they share their latest studies, research and developments, in the field of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases such as viral hepatitis.
Although the conference is aimed at clinicians and researchers and mostly focuses on the United States, we European treatment activists and NGO representatives can also benefit a lot from hearing first hand information. Latest research on cure, treatment, prevention and behavioural studies are mostly first presented here.


New Positive Action Programme
New Programme launched at ViiV Healthcare: The Positive Action MSM and Trasgender Programme.
The Positive Action MSM and Transgender Programme is a new global initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and ADS among MSM and transgender populations around the world and to enable MSM and transgender individuals to safely seek culturally competend HIV care and services. The programme will support organisations that work to:
  • Reduce the level and impact of stigma experiencedIncrease access to health-related services through community  based collaborations
  • Strengthen the capacity of community-based programmes that engage MSM and transgender groups to address HIV
Decisions about our grantees are made by ViiV's appointed Board Members, who are global experts drawn from the global MSM and transgender sector and the HIV community. AAE would like to support communities concerning applications for this program.
Network News
AIDS Action Europe is happy to welcome its new Steering Committee Memember Olga Aleksandrova.

In 2004 Olga became a member of the All-Ukrainian Network of PLHIV. Between 2009 and 2012 she worked as the Assistant to the Head of Coordination Board of the All-Ukrainian Network of PLHIV in Kiev. Two years ago Olga joined the East Europe and Central Asia Union of PLHIV (ECUO) as a Program Manager and since June 2014 she has been the Acting Executive Director of the ECUO Secretariat.
We are looking forward to working with Olga and her strategic advice on the East Europe and Central Asian region.
After acting for 6 years as AAEs Steering Committee Member, we are happy to have Ferenc Bagyinszky back on board as our new Project Manager in our team.
Ferenc worked 7 years for the Hungarian Civil Libertes Union in Budapest as the head of the HIV/AIDS Program. He joined our office in Berlin as of March 16, 2015.

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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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