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July 18th, 2010

Consultation: Implications of NPT research for people living with HIV

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GNP+ held a consultation on the implications of research and development of new HIV prevention technologies in Amsterdam in July 2010. The consultation provided networks of people living with HIV with an update of current HIV prevention trials.

July 10th, 2010

Namibia lifts travel restrictions against people living with HIV

International civil society and networks of people living with HIV welcome the formal announcement from the Namibian Minister of Home affairs, the Honourable Rosalia Nghidinwa, to remove from its Immigration Control Regulation all HIV related immigration barriers for people living with HIV.

With immediate effect, people living with HIV will not be barred from entering, staying or seeking residence in Namibia based solely on HIV positive status.

July 8th, 2010

Priorities and Recommendations coming from YPLHIV Consultation

GNP+, in partnership with the World AIDS Campaign (WAC), recently held two consultations with YPLHIV from around the world. The first, an e-consultation, helped to shape the agenda and the content for a face to face consultation in June, in Amsterdam. During this second meeting, participants further explored issues that came from the e-consultation and were asked to elect a YPLHIV Advisory Group to support the programme with GNP+.

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.

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