Last year I participated in the 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference 2018 in Norrköping with a presentation on the experiences of undocumented HIV positive migrants in Russia. I was impressed by the one of the speakers in the opening session and sought him out afterwards. His name is ...
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Inna Gavrilova: Minus Virus is an online guide on access to HIV, TB and viral hepatitis treatment in EECA
A material about the Minus Virus portal was presented at the EECAAC2018. Inna Gavrilova, MV editor-in-chief and marketing communications manager in ECUO PLWH, told about the portal and the plans for the near future. We thank Tatiana Yevlampieva for drafting the material. Nowadays the Minus Virus ...
A historic moment for Belarus community of people living with HIV – on Dec 19, the most important amendment to article 157 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus was adopted. This amendment removes the responsibility of an HIV-positive person who has warned ...
The head of the UN agency focusing on AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its "defective leadership."
A BHIVA members' survey on U=U was undertaken in October 2018 which highlighted a need to ensure the U=U message is consistently integrated into clinical care, as recommended in the 2018 BHIVA standards of care for people living with HIV.
How one boy is tackling stereotypes in Kazakhstan.
HIV Outcomes launch an Online Compendium of Good Practices for securing the long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV. Although people with HIV can now anticipate near-normal life expectancy, there are unique needs that must be met if their quality of life is to match ...
MPP signs licence with AbbVie to expand access to key hepatitis C treatment, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has announced a new, royalty-free licence agreement with AbbVie for glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P) – a World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended treatment for people living with chronic hepatitis C (HCV).
Peng Liyuan, wife of President Xi Jinping, expressed support on Monday for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's efforts to strengthen cooperation with China, as well as third parties, in capacity building medical professionals for China and the world, when meeting with Bill Gates, the ...
A dual antiretroviral regimen containing dolutegravir (Tivicay) and boosted darunavir (Prezista) maintains viral suppression in most people who switch from a suppressive three-drug regimen, according to an observational study presented at the recent IDWeek in San Francisco. However, two drugs may not be enough for ...
The Advisory Board to the Emergency Support Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) starts to function.
Natasha Sidorenko’s current interviewee is a peer consultant on HIV and tuberculosis from Uzbekistan Oksana Rusnak. She has twice been successfully treated for different types of tuberculosis. Currently she is mobilizing a community of people who are affected with tuberculosis in Uzbekistan.
Janssen Presents Positive Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of SYMTUZA® in Treatment-Naïve Adults with HIV-1
New Phase 3 AMBER study data continues to demonstrate high rates of virologic suppression at 96 weeks in ART-naïve adults with HIV-1 when treated with D/C/F/TAF.
Improving long-term health and well-being of people living with HIV: Learning from country experiences in chronic care
Launch event hosted by Christofer Fjellner MEP (EPP, Sweden), Karin Kadenbach (S&D, Austria) and Frédérique Ries (ALDE, Belgium).
For successful advocacy in EECA countries, it is necessary to consolidate all key groups at the country level, as well as have access to city authorities. At the #Partnership Forum, representatives of organizations working with global donors discussed the implementation of common plans, shared successful ...
EECA countries can achieve great results in fighting the HIV epidemic by optimizing costs. The new joint project uniting 15 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia is aimed at a more efficient redistribution of allocated funds.
For quality monitoring of medicines procurement and access to treatment, it is very important to pay attention to what is happening beyond the spreadsheets with figures.
Tatiana Davletgaliyeva, GF Coordinator in Kazakhstan: the problem lies not in the government, but in the NGOs themselves (video)
Since 2009, the Republic of Kazakhstan has been providing free antiretroviral therapy to all PLWH entirely at the expense of the republican budget. The next stage is HIV prevention and implementation of a social contracting, carried out in coordination with NGOs.