November 8th, 2011

GNP+ and UNAIDS are developing Operational Guidelines on Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention

GNP+ and UNAIDS continue their partnership on Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention with the development of Operational Guidelines, expected to be completed by January 2012 (non-field tested version).

The Operational Guidelines will complement the Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention Policy Framework by providing programmatic guidance in operationalizing the policy work on the subject to date, as well indicators to measure impact, progress and outcomes. The draft guidelines will be reviewed by networks of people living with HIV, UNAIDS Secretariat and Cosponsors, civil society organisations, governmental bodies, donors and development agencies.

October 24th, 2011

GNP+ becomes member of IATT

GNP+ has become a member of the Interagency Task Team (IATT) on the Prevention of HIV in pregnant women, mothers and their infants. The IATT consists of representatives from UNAIDS co-sponsors, donors, NGOs, civil society, academic institutions and other organisations that play a significant role in supporting mothers to stay healthy and preventing new pediatric HIV infections.

September 5th, 2011

People living with HIV conference LIVING2012 to be held in Washington DC

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the LIVING2012 Partnership are proud to announce LIVING2012, the 13th International Conference of People living with HIV.

LIVING2012 will take place in Washington DC on 19 and 20 July, 2012. LIVING2012 has been recognized as an official pre-conference to AIDS 2012, which will take place from 22 to 27 July 2012.

July 28th, 2011

Patent Pool: Cause for concern or small step towards Universal Access?

Gilead Sciences, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, becomes the first pharmaceutical company to sign an agreement with Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), one year after the MPP's formation,. The agreement with Gilead Sciences, will allow for the sharing of the intellectual property (IP) of HIV medicines including tenofovir, emtricitabine, cobicistat, and elvitegravir. The Global Network for People living with HIV (GNP+) believes that this step, while in some part should be welcomed, cannot be completely lauded due to the significant numbers of people living with HIV that will remain unable to access much-needed medicines.

July 18th, 2011

News release: Call for human rights-based guidance on PrEP and ART as prevention

Amsterdam, 18 July 2011 - Preliminary results from two large studies have now shown that a daily antiretroviral tablet taken by people who do not have HIV reduces their risk of contracting HIV by up to 73%. The Partners PrEP trial involved 4758 HIV-discordant couples in Kenya and Uganda. The TDF2 trial involved 1219 men and women in Botswana.

The studies looked at both tenofovir or tenofovir plus emtricitabine (Truvada) and found that each, when taken in advance by the HIV-negative partner as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), can prevent heterosexual transmission of HIV from men to women and from women to men.

July 14th, 2011

New resource: Policy framework to implement Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention

Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention highlights the importance of placing the person living with HIV at the centre of managing their health and wellbeing. As a step towards operationalising Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention, GNP+ and UNAIDS have developed Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention: A Policy Framework (January 2011). The Policy Framework provides the broad concepts that represent the first steps towards operationalising Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention.

June 24th, 2011

Indonesia, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania join the HIV Leadership through Accountability family

Indonesia, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania are the third round of countries partnering in the HIV Leadership though Accountability programme, spear-headed by the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and World AIDS Campaign (WAC). This five year programme (2008-2013) combines specific HIV evidence-gathering tools by and for PLHIV, national civil society advocacy platforms and targeted advocacy for Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Following consultations with regional and national stakeholders, Indonesia, Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania have joined the programme in its third year.

June 10th, 2011

ICW Global and GNP+ Welcome “Global Plan to Eliminate New Paediatric HIV Infections and Keep Mothers Living with HIV Alive and Healthy”

Amsterdam/New York – June 10 2011 – Today the Global Task Team[1] launched the “Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections and keeping their mothers alive” (Global Plan). The Global Plan sets two ambitious targets for the global community to achieve by 2015: the reduction of new HIV infections among children by 90% and the reduction of AIDS-related maternal deaths by 50%.

June 10th, 2011

Essential life-saving medicines make Universal Access an investment, not an expense

Amsterdam/New York – June 9, 2011 –The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) welcomes the commitment of UN member states to achieve universal access to HIV treatment by 2015. Following weeks of negotiations, a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS will be agreed at the High Level Meeting on HIV, which is coming to a close in New York. Member states will commit to working towards 15 million people living with HIV being on antiretroviral treatment by 2015. Achieving this target will be a critical step towards ending the global AIDS epidemic.

May 26th, 2011

People living with HIV urge G8 countries to fulfill their HIV commitments

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is calling on the G8 countries to fulfill their commitments to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support; and to counter stigma, discrimination and other HIV related human rights violations against people living with HIV. GNP+ calls on the G8 to take responsible leadership by intensifying their HIV response efforts and set the tone for the United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS, June 8-10.

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