E-NEWS AIDS ACTION EUROPE  - Webinar Promotion May 2019
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In its multiannual strategic framework, AIDS Action Europe (AAE) decided to work on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and in particular 
  • Combination Prevention* and
  • Chemsex*
We would like to draw your attention today to our two upcoming webinars on those topics. If you are interested in quality improvement in combination prevention and/or chemsex interventions, please register below. 

The webinars offer you an insight into the benefits of structured quality improvement. We will introduce practical tools, encourage exchange among the participants and inform you about how you can get support to apply the tools in your work. The webinars will be conducted in English.


Дорогие друзья и коллеги!

Европейское действие по СПИДу в своем стратегическом плане определило сексуальные и репродуктивные права, в частности

  • Комбинированную профилактику * и
  • Химсекс *

как одно из направлений нашей работы.

И сегодня, мы хотели б обратить ваше внимание на два предстоящих вебинара по этим темам. Если вы заинтересованы в улучшении качества комбинированной профилактики и/или вмешательств по поводу Химсекса, пожалуйста, зарегистрируйтесь ниже.

Вебинары дадут вам представление о преимуществах структурированного улучшения качества. Мы представим практические инструменты, поддержим обмен мнениями между участниками и расскажем вам, как вы можете получить поддержку для применения инструментов в вашей работе. Вебинары будут проводиться на английском языке.

The webinar on Quality Improvement in Combination Prevention Intervention is scheduled for

May 14th, 2019, 12:30 PM (CEST)

The webinar on Quality Improvement in Chemsex Intervention is scheduled for

May 14th, 2019, 2:30 PM (CEST)

Register now
Register now
Both webinars are free for all. The log-in details will be send out one week in advance and shared via AAE's website and social media.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
In 2018 AAE assigned consultants to adapt the quality assurance tools developed by the Quality Action Joint Action to fit for projects and programmes run in the fields of combination prevention and chemsex.

Two webinars will be conducted on 14 May, 2019. Later this year, ten AAE member organizations will be invited to participate in a workshop addressing the practical application of the tools and will be provided with a small grant to implement the tools in their selected projects in 2019. 

Read more

Quality Improvement Tools Implementation Guide: HIV combination prevention and chemsex interventions
This implementation guide aims to assist those interventions working on HIV combination prevention and chemsex in improving the quality of their project work. Civil society and community based organisations have a crucial role to play in identifying and responding to emerging health risks and challenges, and in accessing key populations.
Read more

*Combination Prevention is defined by the UNAIDS Prevention Reference Group as “...rights-based, evidence-informed, and community-owned programmes that use a mix of biomedical, behavioural, and structural interventions, prioritized to meet the current HIV prevention needs of particular individuals and communities, so as to have the greatest sustained impact on reducing new infections.” 

Combination prevention is a combination of biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions, such as promoting & conducting testing, PrEP provisions, early initiation of treatment (TasP), initiatives against discrimination or to improve access to health services etc.

Reference: “Combination HIV Prevention: Tailoring and Coordinating Biomedical, Behavioural and Structural Strategies 10 to Reduce New HIV Infections A UNAIDS Discussion Paper” 2010. 

*Chemsex is defined as the use of any combination of drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, mephedrone and/or GHB/GBL before and/or during sex among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans and non-binary people. 

Chemsex is a particular type of sexualized substance practice amongst gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and trans and non-binary people who participate in the “hook-up culture”.

Reference: Position paper from organisers and participants of the 2nd European Chemsex Forum, Berlin 22-24 March 2018 

The AIDS Action Europe Clearinghouse is an online platform where NGOs, policy makers, networks and other stakeholders in Europe and Central Asia can share key documents and good practice materials. Check out more materials at hivaidsclearinghouse.eu
The European AIDS Action Network was established in 2004, has continued to develop and has become one of the largest networks working in the field of HIV infection in the region. The network goes far beyond the borders of the European Union and covers all 53 countries in Europe and Central Asia.