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.

May 25th, 2011

New report: Late testing, late treatment: HIV-related stigma

The results from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index study, “HIV-related Stigma: Late Testing, Late treatment,” confirm an alarming number of people living with HIV seek testing and access care late. These are the results from interviews with more than 2,500 people living with HIV in Estonia, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, and Turkey. These findings were presented on May 25, 2011 at the European conference HIV in European Region: Unity and Diversity in Tallinn, Estonia.

May 16th, 2011

Study confirms the impact of ART on prevention

A study known as HPTN 052 shows men and women living with HIV reduced their risk of transmitting HIV to their sexual partners by taking oral antiretroviral medicines. The study, which was supported by the United States National Institute of Health (NIH), began in April 2005 and enrolled 1,763 predominantly heterosexual (97%) HIV-discordant couples from 13 sites across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. It is the first large-scale study to confirm that ART greatly reduces HIV transmission risk in HIV-discordant couples, where the person living with HIV has a CD4 cell count of between 350 -550.

May 11th, 2011

Candlelight Memorial demands governments’ commitment to improve the lives of PLHIV

On Sunday 15 May 2011, tens of thousands of people worldwide will light a candle on occasion of the 28th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Community-based organizations in some 115 countries will use the event to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses, to support those living with HIV and affected by its […]

March 11th, 2011

Free trade should not block access to life-saving medicines

Activists for HIV treatment in Asia are continuing protests to prevent trade restrictions which would block access to life-saving generic HIV medicines. The European Union and India are currently negotiating a new free trade agreement, which has given rise to fears that the agreement will influence the production and export of generic medications. Thousands of demonstrators in India, Indonesia, Korea, and Malaysia amongst others, have protested against the inclusion of intellectual property rights in the EU-India Free Trade agreement.

January 6th, 2011

Tanzania develops guidance on Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention

The Tanzanian government is taking leadership in developing guidance on how to integrate Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention in existing HIV services. As more people living with HIV access HIV treatment and lead longer lives, it is important to consider how HIV programmes and policies can support them in all aspects of their lives. Through a series of consultations, the Tanzanian government is articulating how people living with HIV can be supported to manage their health and wellbeing and care for their partners, families and communities.

December 9th, 2010

GNP+ and Alliance GIPA Workshop: renewing the commitment to GIPA

GIPA_Senegal_workshop-W70GNP+ and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) held a workshop on 6 – 9 December 2010 in Dakar, Senegal to discuss how people living with HIV are involved in delivering HIV programmes in countries. Although the principle of the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) is not new, it is important to regularly revisit how it is being applied in HIV programmes so that people living with HIV can play an effective role in how HIV work is shaped and run in their countries.

November 30th, 2010

Without treatment, no prevention say people living with HIV

In 2001 the United Nations General Assembly committed to achieve universal access to HIV treatment, prevention, care and services by 2010. Today increasing access to treatment has saved millions of lives, and substantial increases in HIV prevention and treatment efforts are making an impact on the epidemic in many countries[i].  

However, still only 36 percent of people living with HIV in need of treatment are receiving it[ii]. To really change the global epidemic the scale up of treatment access, in combination with other prevention methods, must be sustained.

November 29th, 2010

A commitment to the HIV response is a commitment to human rights

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the World AIDS Campaign say that to ensure continued success in the HIV response, policies and programmes must respect and protect the human rights of those most affected by HIV.

The 2010 Global Update on the AIDS Epidemic by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) suggests that significant progress has been made in advancing access to HIV prevention, treatment, support and care over the past ten years, but notes that human rights approaches are crucial to further progress.

November 23rd, 2010

Results of iPrEx study remind us why universal access to HIV treatment and prevention is crucial

The Global Network of People living with HIV recognises the contribution of researchers and trial participants; emphasises the role of people living with HIV in ARV-based prevention; and calls on new prevention tools to be placed within the broader universal access movement.

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