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July 6th, 2010

GNP+: Protect the Human Rights and Dignity of PLHIV

Rights Here, Right Now: a fitting theme for this year’s conference. For me, it encompasses high aspirations for the respect and protection of the rights of people living with HIV (PLHIV), coupled with the demand for action so that these aspirations can become a reality. Read Kevin Moody’s Conference Blog on AIDS2010

June 30th, 2010

Mastering new skills in Viet Nam

Data collectors at VNP+ practicing the use of PDAs

The network of people living with HIV in Viet Nam (VNP+) held a two-day training on data collection (24-25 June 2010) to enable VNP+ data collectors to gather the experiences and perspectives of people living with HIV for a study on Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention.

June 30th, 2010

Deconstructing ‘shared responsibility’ in Bolivia

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In a four-day consultation and workshop co-organised by Redbol+, GNP+, the Population Council and UNAIDS, members of the Redbol+ steering committee explored the new concept of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention and its implications for advocacy in Bolivia.

June 30th, 2010

Calling for evidence-informed advocacy on HIV prevention in Tanzania

Eight networks of people living with HIV in Tanzania, which make up the National Council for People Living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA), supported a study on Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention to inform the development of policies and programmes on HIV prevention with people living with HIV in Tanzania. During a meeting from 9 […]

June 15th, 2010

Positive health, dignity and prevention for adolescents living with HIV

Participants in a four-day international meeting on addressing the service needs of adolescents living with HIV acknowledged the progress that had been made over recent years. However there was a consensus that while much had been done, so much more effort was needed not only to identify the specific needs of this group, but also to tailor appropriate responses accordingly, considering not only clinical services but considering the needs of adolescents living with HIV through the lens of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention.

June 8th, 2010

Campaigning, Advocacy and Lobbying Skills Exchange and Knowledge Building Workshops

Three in-country campaigning, advocacy and lobbying skills exchange and knowledge building workshops were successfully held in Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia between March and June 2010. The workshops were sponsored by UNDP and organised in partnership with the national networks of people living with HIV and Civil Society from within each country.

May 2nd, 2010

Position on Detention Centres for “Drug Treatment”

It is well-recognised that blood transfer through the sharing of drug injecting equipment increases the risk of HIV infection. Of an estimated 16 million injecting drug users in the world, three million are living with HIV.

February 18th, 2010

PLHIV consult on new TB Guidelines

GNP+ and other networks of people living with HIV and HIV and TB activists late 2009 provided recommendations to the new Tuberculosis (TB) Guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO). To develop the recommendations, GNP+ organized an international electronic consultation. ICW organised face to face consultations in Southern Africa.

December 16th, 2009

WHO releases new and improved ART Guidelines

Key recommendations of people living with HIV have been included in the new WHO Guidelines for Anti Retroviral Therapy. During summer 2009, people living with HIV participated in consultations to develop recommendations for the revision of the WHO’s 'Recommendations for Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection in Adults and Adolescents' (WHO ART Guidelines). The reports from the GNP+ consultations are available here.

October 30th, 2009

People living with HIV celebrate United States lifting HIV travel and immigration ban

The United States Government today announced the lifting of HIV related entry, stay and residency restrictions. The ruling confirmed that HIV infection will be officially removed from the definition of communicable diseases of public health significance as of January 1st, 2010. The Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe (DAH), European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) congratulate the United States Government on fulfilling its promise and completing the legal procedure that was started by former President Bush on World AIDS Day 2007.

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